Chayan Vaddhanaphuti


Chayan Vaddhanaphuti is Director of Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) and of the Center for Ethnic Studies and Development (CESD) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1984 and received an Honorary Doctorate in Social Anthropology from Goteborg University, Sweden, in 2004.


Social Sciences, Social Anthropology, Ethnicity, Development, Multiculturalism

Selected publications: 

Transcending State Boundaries: Contesting Development, Social Suffering and Negotiation (2011)
Spatial Politics and Economic Development in the Mekong Sub-region (2011)