Poowin Bunyavejchewin


Mr Poowin Bunyavejchewin
BA (Hons) (Thammasat), MA (Hull)


Poowin Bunyavejchewin is a senior researcher at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. His primary research interests include Asia-Pacific security, multilateralism and regionalism in Southeast Asia and Thai foreign policy. Prior to joining IEAS in December 2013, he was a lecturer at the School of Liberal Arts at Walailak University. Bunyavejchewin holds an MA in International Politics from the University of Hull, UK, and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from Thammasat University. He was awarded Thammasat University’s Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2014. After serving briefly as Associate Editor, he has been Joint Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of East Asian Studies (IJEAS), an in-house journal of the IEAS, since October 2018.

Bunyavejchewin was invited as a delegate under the Southeast Asian Young Leaders’ Programme (SEAYLP) to participate in the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, one of the world’s top security forums, in 2017. As an aca-fan, he is also often quoted in media outlets, such as the Asahi Shimbun and ABC News, on topics related to boys love (BL) media in Thailand.

To read his full CV, please click here (updated 14/03/2019).

Research Interests

  • Asia-Pacific Security
  • Multilateralism and Regionalism in Southeast Asia
  • Thai Foreign Policy
  • Politics of Gender and Sexuality
  • Boys Love (BL) Studies

Selected Publications

A Preliminary Analysis of Securitising Mental Health in LAMICs Regional Groups: The Case of ASEAN.’ Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities 23, no. 3 (2015): 741-60.

Revisiting Thailand’s Aggression against Cambodia, 1953–1962: An Expected Utility Theory of War Initiation.’ Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities 23, no. 2 (2015): 413-29.

A regional security complex analysis of the Preah Vihear temple conflict, 1953–1962.’ Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies 32 (2013): 14-26.

Theories of International Politics after the Incident of 9/11: The Richness and Weakness of Realist Tradition in the Twentieth-First Century.’ Kasetsart Journal: Social Sciences 33, no. 1 (2012): 161-69.

Constructing the ‘Red’ Otherness: The Role and Implications of Thainess on Polarised Politics.’ ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies 3, no. 2 (2010): 241-48.

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