Poowin Bunyavejchewin


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


Poowin Bunyavejchewin is a 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 also 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.

To read his full CV, please click here (updated 29/01/2019).

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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