Poowin Bunyavejchewin


Mr Poowin Bunyavejchewin
BA (Hons) (Thammasat), MA (Hull), PhD (Naresuan–pending)


Poowin Bunyavejchewin is a senior researcher at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at Thammasat University in suburban Bangkok, and Joint Editor-in-Chief of its in-house journal, Thai Journal of East Asian Studies (formerly International Journal of East Asian Studies). He is simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Political Science at Naresuan University. His research interests include Asia-Pacific security, regional multilateralism in Southeast Asia, Thai foreign policy, and boys love (BL) media in Thailand.

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. He 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.

His publications have appeared in academic journals such as the Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies and Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities. His opinions on BL trends in Thailand have been quoted in media outlets such as the Asahi Shimbun and ABC News.

To read his full CV, please click here (updated 20/09/2019).

Research Interests

  • Asia-Pacific Security
  • Regional Multilateralism in Southeast Asia
  • Thai Foreign Policy
  • BL Media in Thailand

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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