SOAS University of London

Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies

Ms Jiratorn Sakulwattana

BA English (Chiang Mai), MA Film and Literature (Essex)


Jiratorn Sakulwattana
Ms Jiratorn Sakulwattana
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Thesis title:
The Representation of Female Body and Romance in Thai Films after 1997
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After graduating with a BA in English from Chiang Mai University in Thailand, I decided to continue my study at the University of Essex in the UK where I wrote my dissertation on postmodernity and Thai contemporary cinema for my MA in Film and Literature. After that, I spent a few years working in a university in my home country before starting my study at SOAS in 2014.

PhD Research

Since my postgraduate study, Thai cinema has been my research interest, especially issues related to women and female sexuality. To me, the female body and how it is exploited in different public domains is always problematic, particularly in visual media like cinema.

My current research topic at SOAS aims to explore functionality of representations of the female body and romance as a film genre in relation to the construction of Thai nation in Thai films post-1997.