Education / Research Experience
|BA (First Class Honour), Thammasat University, Thailand, 1981|
|MA, University of Sydney, Australia, 1984|
|PhD, University of Sydney, Australia, 1988|
|Lecturer at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1988–1991|
|Editorial Board of the journals South East Asia Research (UK), 2009–|
|Editorial Board of the journals Modern Asian Studies (UK), 2009–|
|Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA,1991–2016|
|Co-editor of the Southeast Asia Series for University of Wisconsin Press, 2003–2016|
|Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016–|
|Awards and Honers:|
|The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1994|
|The Harry J. Benda Award, AAS for the book Siam Mapped, 1995|
|Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, class of 2003, 2003|
|Grand Prize for the Asia Pacific Book Award, the Asian Affairs Research Council, Japan, for the Japanese translation of Siam Mapped by Professor Yoneo Ishii, 2004|
|President of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), 2013/2014|
BOOKS IN ENGLISH
- 1994 Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-body of a Nation. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 280 pp. + illus. & maps;
awarded the Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies (1995); Japanese translation received the Grand Prize of Asia Pacific Book Award from the Asian Affairs Research Council (2004); Thai edition 2013; Chinese edition 2016; Korean edition forthcoming. The journal SOJOURN (Apr 2009) regards it as one of the "most influential books of Southeast Asian Studies"
BOOKS IN THAI (TRANSLATED TITLES)
- 2017 Thais/Others, Nonthaburi: Fa Diew Kan Publishing, 244 pp.
- 2016 The Face of Royal-nationalism in Thai Historiography, Nonthaburi: Fa Diew Kan Publishing, 260 pp.
- 2015 6 October: Unforgettable but Unable to Remember, Nonthaburi: Fa Diew Kan, 267 pp.
- 2013 Democracy with the Monarchy above Politics, Bangkok: Fa Diew Kan, 328 pp.
- 2005 Going Beyond the Post-1973 Democracy, Bangkok: the 14 October Foundation, 102 pp.
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS IN ENGLISH
- 2016 "Thailand's Hyper-royalism: Its past Success and Present Predicament", Trends in Southeast Asia, no.7, Singapore: ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016. 36 pp.
- 2015 "Thailand's Royal Democracy in Crisis", Newsletter no. 72, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, pp. 4-6.
- 2015 "Fabrication, Stealth, and Copying of Historical Writings: the Historiographical Misconducts of Mr. Kulap of Siam", A Sarong for Clio, Cornell Southeast Asia Program, pp. 41-61.
- 2015 "Buddhist Apologetics and a Genealogy of Comparative Religion in Siam", NUMEN International Review for the History of Religions, 62 (2015), pp. 76–99.
- 2014 "Asian Studies across Academies: the AAS Presidential Address", Journal of Asian Studies, 73:4 (November 2014), pp 879–897.
- 2014 "Modern Historiography in Southeast Asia: the case of Thailand's Royal-Nationalist History," in A Companion to Global Historical Thought, eds. Prasenjit Duara, Viren Murthy and Andrew Sartori, Wiley Blackwell, pp. 257–268.
- 2014 "The Monarchy and Anti-Monarchy: Two Elephants in the Room of Thai Politics and the State of Denial" in Good Coup Gone Bad, ed. Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Singapore: ISEAS, pp. 79-108.
- 2013 co-author with Eric Taggliacozzo, "Gradations of colonialism in Southeast Asia's 'in-between' places" in The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History, ed. Norman G. Owen, London: Routledge, pp.36-45.
- 2011 "Siam's Colonial Conditions and the Birth of Thai History," in Unraveling Myths in Southeast Asian Historiography, ed. Volker Grabowsky, the volume in honor of Bass Terwiel, Bangkok: Rivers Books, pp. 23-45.
- 2009 "Coming to Terms with the West, Intellectual Strategies of Bifurcation and Post-Westernism in Siam," in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of Colonialism in Thailand, eds. Rachel Harrison and Peter Jackson, Hong Kong University Press, pp. 135-151.
- 2008 "Toppling Democracy," Journal of Contemporary Asia, 38, 1, pp. 11-37.
- 2005 "Trying to Locate Southeast Asia from Its Navel: Where is Southeast Asian Studies in Thailand?" in Locating Southeast Asia: Geographies of Knowledge and Politics of Space, eds. Henk Schulte Nordholt, Paul Kratoska and Remco Ruben, Athens: Ohio University Press, pp. 113-132.
- 2003 "Writing at the Interstices: Southeast Asian Historians and Post-National Histories in Southeast Asia", lead article in New Terrains in Southeast Asian History, eds. Abu Talib Ahmad and Tan Liok Ee, Athens: Ohio University Press, pp. 3-29.
- 2000 "The Quest for 'Siwilai': A geographical discourse of Civilizational Thinking in the Late 19th and early 20th Century Siam", Journal of Asian Studies 59, 3, pp.528-549. 3-29.
- 2000 "The Others Within: Travel and Ethno-spatial Differentiation of Siamese Subjects, 1885-1910," lead article in Civility and Savagery: the Differentiation of Peoples within the Tai Speaking Polities, ed. Andrew Turton, London: Curzon Press, pp.38-62.
- 1995 "The Changing Landscape of the Past: New Histories in Thailand since 1973," Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 26, 1 (1995), pp. 99-120.