Mr Poowin Bunyavejchewin
BA (Hons) (Thammasat), MA (Hull), PhD (Naresuan–pending)
Poowin Bunyavejchewin is Senior Researcher at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at Thammasat University in suburban Bangkok, and was Joint Editor-in-Chief of its in-house journal, International Journal of East Asian Studies. He is also founding Head of the University’s Research Unit in History and International Politics (TU-HIP). He is simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Political Science at Naresuan University in Phitsanulok, Thailand. His research interests include Asia-Pacific security, regional multilateralism in Southeast Asia, Thai foreign policy, and Thai boys love (BL) media.
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 Asian Politics & Policy. His opinions on BL trends in Thailand have been quoted in media outlets, including the Asahi Shimbun and ABC News.
To read his full CV, please click here (updated 17/06/2021).
- Asia-Pacific Security
- Regional Multilateralism in Southeast Asia
- Thai Foreign Policy
- Thai BL Media
‘China and Mekong Regionalism: A Reappraisal of the Formation of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation.’ Asian Politics & Policy 24, no. 2 (2021): 193-211. DOI: 10.1111/aspp.12575 (with Pongphisoot Busbarat and Thapiporn Suporn)
‘How Regime Type and Governance Quality Affect Policy Responses to COVID-19: A Preliminary Analysis.’ Heliyon 7, no. 2 (2021): e06349. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06349 (with Ketsarin Sirichuanjun)
‘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.
‘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.
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