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 was Joint Editor-in-Chief of its in-house journal, International Journal of East Asian Studies. 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 18/11/2020).

Research Interests

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

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.

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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