Thongchai Winichakul


Thongchai Winichakul, Professor of History at University of Wisconsin-Madison, the author of Siam Mapped (1994) which was awarded the Harry J Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies in 1995. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and was President of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in 2013/14. His research interests are in cultural and intellectual history of Siam. He currently works on the intellectual foundation of modern Siam (1880s-1930s) and also a book on the memories of the 1976 massacre in Bangkok. July-Dec 2015, he is a visiting fellow at Institute of Southeast Asia Studies (ISEAS) Singapore. His latest publications include “Asian Studies Across Academies”, Journal of Asian Studies, 73:4 (Nov 2014)