Over 200 international scholars, writers, and activists support the call to reform Article 112

Noted international scholars, writers, and activists support the call of the Campaign Committee to Amend Article 112 (CCAA112) to reform Article 112 in line with the amendment proposed by the Khana Nitirat.

In an open letter to Thai prime minister Her Excellency Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, these 224 international scholars, writers, and activists express grave concern over the use of Article 112 and the erosion of the basic rights of those who face charges under it. The signatories affirm that “Article 112 has become a powerful tool to silence political dissent, and in particular, any dissent interpreted as disloyalty to the monarchy.”

Dr. Kevin Hewison, Professor of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Thai studies expert observed that, “The political abuse of the lèse majesté law is associated with a precipitous deterioration of human rights in Thailand. Censorship, selfcensorship and charges of disloyalty seriously restrict the freedom of expression.”

The signatories support the CCAA112 and the amendment law because “reform is necessary to protect the basic rights of Thai citizens and support the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law.”

The proposed amendment would make the punishment for alleged lèse majesté proportionate to the crime, limit who can file a complaint to the Office of His Majesty's Principal Private Secretary rather than any citizen, differentiate sincere and truthful criticism from threats to the monarchy, and categorize violations of Article 112 as about the honor of the monarchy, rather than national security.

“We were thrilled that so many distinguished thinkers and activists from around the world have joined with us in this letter in support of the reform of Article 112. They show our courageous Thai colleagues who are seeking reform that they are not alone. This issue is, and will be, closely monitored internationally,” said Dr. Rachel Harrison, noted scholar of Thai cultural studies commented.

The signatories of the letter include (full list appended) distinguished scholars, writers, and activists from 16 countries and territories: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, US.

000

HE Yingluck Shinawatra
Prime Minister
Government House
Phitsanulok Road, Dusit District
Bangkok 10300
Thailand
Fax: +66-2288-4016

1 February 2012

Dear Your Excellency,

As concerned international observers of Thailand, we stand in solidarity with our colleagues in the Campaign Committee for the Amendment of Article 112, led by the most respected Thai scholars Dr. Charnvit Kasetsiri, Dr. Nidhi Aeosriwong, and Dr. Pasuk Phongpaichit, in calling for the reform of Article 112 of the Criminal Code. We have watched with growing unease over the last five years since the 19 September 2006 coup as the number of people charged and prosecuted has multiplied exponentially in the service of repression, while the violation of the basic rights of those who face lèse majesté accusations – including the denial of bail and the denial of the right to an open trial – has become routine.

In recent months, the harshest sentence to date under Article 112 was given to Mr. Ampon (a.k.a. Ah-Kong), who was sentenced on 23 November 2011 to 20 years in prison for allegedly sending four SMS messages with anti-monarchy content. There are many known cases in which charges have been filed and prosecutions carried out over the last five years, as well as an unknown number which have not been made public but which court statistics indicate have taken place. Adding an additional layer of concern to the use of Article 112, anyone can currently file a complaint of a violation with the police, who are then compelled to investigate fully. This is of particular concern as the growth in the number of accusations leveraged and prosecutions carried out under Article 112 has occurred as Thai society has become increasingly polarized along political and ideological lines. Within this context, Article 112 has become a powerful tool to
silence political dissent, and in particular, any dissent interpreted as disloyalty to the institution of the monarchy. There is no political space in present-day Thailand to publicly discuss the role and future of the monarchy under democracy, which is a crucial subject for the country at the moment.

The harsh and disproportionate lengths of the prison sentences given out under Article 112 have devastated the individuals sentenced and their families. Grandfathers have been wrenched from the grandchildren and fathers and husbands from their children and wives. Yet these sentences, which are comparable to those given for drug trafficking and violent crime, also work powerfully to create fear among Thai citizens writ large. When citizens cannot be certain if, or when, a knock at the door is going to come for a message they have written, an article they have posted online or another action deemed to be disloyal, action and thought are constricted. As long as this occurs, the full exercise of human rights cannot occur in Thailand.

We stand with the Campaign Committee for the Amendment of Article 112 because reform is necessary to protect the basic rights of Thai citizens and support the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law in a broad sense. The amendment draft proposed by the Khana Nitirat will address the crises engendered by the abuse of Article 112 by making the punishment reasonable and proportionate to the crime, limiting who can file a complaint with the Office of His Majesty's
Principal Private Secretary rather than any citizen, differentiating sincere and truthful criticism from threats to the monarchy, and treating violations of Article 112 as those within the legal category of insulting the honor of the monarchy, rather than the category of violations of national security.

We urge you to consider the proposed amendment without delay.

Sincerely,

(Alphabetical by family name)

  1. Patricio N. Abinales
    Professor, School of Pacific and Asian Studies
    University of Hawaii-Manoa
     
  2. Tariq Ali
    Writer
     
  3. Nadje Al-Ali
    Professor of Gender Studies
    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
     
  4. Robert B. Albritton
    Professor, Department of Political Science
    University of Mississippi
     
  5. Dennis Altman, AM FASSA
    Professor of Politics and Director of the Institute for Human Security
    LaTrobe University
     
  6. Gene Ammarell
    Associate Professor of Anthropology
    Ohio University
     
  7. Barbara Watson Andaya
    Professor of Asian Studies
    University of Hawai'i
     
  8. Dennis Arnold
    Lecturer
    Maastricht University
     
  9. Edward Aspinall
    Professor, Department of Political and Social Change
    Australian National University
     
  10. Chris Baker
    Independent Scholar
     
  11. Joshua Barker
    Associate Professor of Anthropology
    University of Toronto
     
  12. Frieda Behets
    Professor of Epidemiology and Research Professor of Medicine
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     
  13. Peter Bell
    Emeritus Professor
    State University of New York at Purchase
     
  14. Trude Bennett
    Associate Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     
  15. Chris Berry,
    Professor of Film & TV Studies, Department of Media & Communications
    Goldsmiths, University of London
     
  16. Robert J. Bickner
    Professor (Thai), Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
    University of Wisconsin
     
  17. Julia Bindman
    London, UK
     
  18. David JH Blake
    PhD Candidate, School of International Development, Faculty of Social Sciences
    University of East Anglia, Norwich
     
  19. John Borneman
    Professor of Anthropology
    Princeton University
     
  20. Katherine Bowie
    Professor of Anthropology
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
     
  21. Francis Bradley
    Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
    Pratt Institute
     
  22. Shaun Breslin
    Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies
    University of Warwick
     
  23. Lisa Brooten
    Associate Professor, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
     
  24. Andrew Brown
    Lecturer
    University of New England
     
  25. James Buchanan
    MA, Southeast Asian Studies
    School of Oriental and African Studies
     
  26. Poowin Bunyavejchewin
    Alumnus
    University of Hull
     
  27. Michael Burawoy
    Professor of Sociology
    University of California, Berkeley
     
  28. Pongphisoot Busbarat
    Research Associate, Department of Political & Social Change
    Australian National University
     
  29. Peter Carey
    Emeritus Fellow in History, Trinity College
    Oxford University
     
  30. Toby Carroll
    Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
    National University of Singapore
     
  31. Pavin Chachavalpongpun
    Fellow
    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
     
  32. Dipesh Chakrabarty
    Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History and
    Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations
    The University of Chicago
     
  33. Dae-oup Chang
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Development Studies
    School of Oriental and African Studies
     
  34. Hilary Charlesworth
    Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Director and the Center for
    International Governance and Justice
    Australian National University
     
  35. Pheng Cheah
    Professor, Department of Rhetoric
    University of California at Berkeley
     
  36. Nicholas Cheesman
    Projects Officer
    Asian Legal Resource Centre
     
  37. Hyaeweol Choi
    Professor
    Australian National University
     
  38. Noam Chomsky
    Institute Professor (retired)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     
  39. John Clark
    Professor of Asian Art History and ARC Professorial Fellow
    University of Sydney
     
  40. Peter A. Coclanis
    Department of History
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
     
  41. Joshua Cohen
    Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society
    Stanford University
     
  42. Paul T. Cohen
    Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology
    Macquarie University
     
  43. Elizabeth Fuller Collins
    Professor, Classics & World Religions, Southeast Asian Studies Program
    Ohio University
     
  44. Michael Kelly Connors
    Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences
    La Trobe University
     
  45. Jason Cons
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Development Sociology
    Cornell University
     
  46. Christopher Cramer
    Professor of the Political Economy of Development
    School of Oriental and African Studies
     
  47. Altha Cravey
    Associate Professor of Geography,
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
     
  48. Simon Creak
    Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    Kyoto University
     
  49. Vicki Crinis
    Research Fellow
    University of Wollongong
     
  50. Michael Cullinane
    Associate Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
     
  51. Susan M. Darlington
    Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies
    Hampshire College
     
  52. Tony Day
    Visiting Professor of History
    Wesleyan University
     
  53. Bina D'Costa
    Fellow, Research School of Asian and Pacific Studies
    Australian National University
     
  54. Heather D’Cruz
    Adjunct Research Associate, Centre for Human Rights Education
    Curtin University of Technology
     
  55. Deirdre de la Cruz
    Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures and History
    University of Michigan
     
  56. Arif Dirlik,
    Knight Professor of Social Science (retired)
    University of Oregon
     
  57. Ariel Dorfman
    Author and Distinguished Professor
    Duke University
     
  58. Ian Down
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
     
  59. George Dutton
    Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
    University of California, Los Angeles
     
  60. Nancy Eberhardt
    Professor of Anthropology
    Knox College
     
  61. Pilapa Esara
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
    The College at Brockport (State University of New York)
     
  62. Grant Evans
    Senior Research Fellow
    Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient
     
  63. Brett Farmer
    Lecturer, BALAC Program, Faculty of Arts
    Chulalongkorn University
     
  64. Nicholas Farrelly
    Research Fellow, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies
    Australian National University
     
  65. Didier Fassin
    James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science
    Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
     
  66. Jane M. Ferguson
    Lecturer, School of Culture, History, and Language
    Australian National University
     
  67. Federico Ferrara
    Assistant Professor
    City University of Hong Kong
     
  68. Jessica Fields
    Associate Professor of Sociology
    San Francisco State University
     
  69. Thamora Fishel
    Outreach Coordinator
    Cornell Southeast Asia Program
     
  70. Tim Forsyth
    Reader in Environment and Development, Department of International Development
    London School of Economics and Political Science
     
  71. Nancy Fraser
    Henry A. & Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics
    New School for Social Research
     
  72. Arnika Fuhrmann
    Research Scholar
    University of Hong Kong.
     
  73. David Fullbrook
    Graduate Student
    National University of Singapore
     
  74. Narayanan Ganesan
    Professor
    Hiroshima Peace Institute
     
  75. Lisa Gardner
    Journalist
     
  76. Paul K. Gellert
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
    University of Tennessee
     
  77. Kenneth M. George
    Professor of Anthropology
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
     
  78. Amitav Ghosh
    Author
     
  79. Tamra Gilbertson
    Carbon Trade Watch
    Barcelona, Spain
     
  80. Henry A. Giroux
    Global Television Network Chair, Department of English and Cultural Studies
    McMaster University
     
  81. Jim Glassman
    Associate Professor of Geography
    University of British Columbia
     
  82. Lawrence Grossberg
    Morris Davis Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     
  83. Geoffrey C. Gunn
    Professor of International Relations, Faculty of Economics
    Nagasaki University
     
  84. Tyrell Haberkorn
    Research Fellow, Department of Political and Social Change
    Australian National University
     
  85. Vedi Hadiz
    Professor of Asian Societies and Politics, Asia Research Centre
    Murdoch University
     
  86. Jeffrey Hadler
    Associate Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
    University of California, Berkeley
     
  87. Shahar Hameiri
    Senior Lecturer in International Politics, School of Social Science and Humanities
    Murdoch University
     
  88. Annette Hamilton
    Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    University of New South Wales
     
  89. Paul Handley
    Journalist and Author of The King Never Smiles
     
  90. Eva Hansson
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science
    Stockholm University, Sweden
     
  91. Harry Harootunian
    Adjunct Professor, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
    Visiting Professor, Literature Program, Duke University
     
  92. Rachel Harrison
    Reader in Thai Cultural Studies
    SOAS, University of London
     
  93. Gillian Hart
    Professor of Geography & Chair of Development Studies
    University of California, Berkeley
     
  94. Paul Healy
    Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities
    University of New England
     
  95. Steve Heder
    Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
    School of Oriental and African Studies
     
  96. Chris Hedges
    Author
     
  97. Sascha Helbardt
    Lecturer for Southeast Asian Studies
    University of Passau
     
  98. Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanayagam
    Associate Professor for Southeast Asian Studies
    University of Passau
     
  99. Ariel Heryanto
    Associate Professor, Southeast Asia Centre
    Australian Natioanl University
     
  100. Kevin Hewison
    Professor of Asian Studies
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
     
  101. Allen Hicken
    Associate Professor
    University of Michigan
     
  102. Maureen Helen Hickey
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute
    National University of Singapore
     
  103. CJ Hinke
    Independent Scholar
    Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT)
     
  104. Scott A. Hipsher
    Visiting Professor, Fort Hays State University
    Hays, KS USA (China Campus)
     
  105. Philip Hirsch
    Professor of Human Geography
    University of Sydney
     
  106. Preedee Hongsaton
    PhD Candidate
    Australian National University
     
  107. Alexander Horstmann
    Senior Research Affiliate
    Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity
     
  108. Thomas Hoy
    Lecturer
    Thammasat University
     
  109. Caroline Hughes
    Director, Asia Research Centre
    Murdoch University
     
  110. Adadol Ingawanij
    Senior Research Fellow
    Westminster University
     
  111. Feyzi Ismail
    Doctoral candidate
    School of Oriental and African Studies
     
  112. Soren Ivarsson
    Associate Professor
    University of Copenhagen
     
  113. Peter A. Jackson
    Professor of Thai History, College of Asia and the Pacific
    Australian National University
     
  114. Arne Kalleberg
    Professor of Sociology
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     
  115. Ward Keeler
    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
    University of Texas at Austin
     
  116. Charles Keyes
    Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and International Studies
    University of Washington
     
  117. Khoo Boo Teik
    Political analyst and author
    Member, Aliran Kesedaran Negara, Penang, Malaysia
     
  118. Khoo Gaik Cheng
    Lecturer
    Australian National University
     
  119. Ben Kiernan
    Whitney Griswold Professor of History
    Yale University
     
  120. Sung Chull Kim
    Professor
    Hiroshima Peace Institute
     
  121. Damien Kingsbury
    Professor and Director, Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human
    Rights, Faculty of Arts and Education
    Deakin University
     
  122. Sherryl Kleinman
    Professor, Department of Sociology
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
     
  123. H. Ruediger Korff
    Professor for Southeast Asian Studies
    University of Passau
     
  124. Andrew Alan Johnson
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Research Institute
    National University of Singapore
     
  125. Lee Jones
    Lecturer in International Politics, School of Politics & International Relations
    Queen Mary, University of London
     
  126. Hjorleifur Jonsson
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, School of Human Evolution and Social
    Change
    Arizona State University
     
  127. Sarah Joseph
    Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
    Monash University
     
  128. John Langer
    Honorary Fellow, School of Communication and the Arts
    Victoria University
     
  129. Tomas Larsson
    Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies
    Cambridge University
     
  130. Laurids S. Lauridsen
    Professor
    Roskilde University
     
  131. Doreen Lee
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Northeastern University
     
  132. Namhee Lee
    Associate Professor of Modern Korean History, Department of Asian
    Languages & Cultures
    University of California, Los Angeles
     
  133. Christian C. Lentz
    Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
     
  134. Samson Lim
    Assistant Professor, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
    Singapore University of Technology and Design
     
  135. Peter Limqueco
    Co-Editor, Journal of Contemporary Asia
     
  136. Larry Lohmann
    The Corner House, UK
     
  137. Tamara Loos
    Associate Professor of Southeast Asian History
    Cornell University
     
  138. Gregore Pio Lopez
    PhD Candidate, Crawford School of Economics and Government
    Australian National University
     
  139. Trevor H.J. Marchand
    Professor of Social Anthropology
    School of Oriental and African Studies
     
  140. Thomas Marois
    Lecturer in Development Studies
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
     
  141. Andrew MacGregor Marshall
    Freelance journalist and author
     
  142. Geoff Mann
    Associate Professor
    Simon Fraser University
     
  143. Mary E. McCoy
    Lecturer & Outreach Coordinator
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
     
  144. Colleen McGinn
    PhD Candidate
    Columbia University
     
  145. Katharine McGregor
    Senior Lecturer in Southeast Asian History
    University of Melbourne
     
  146. Shawn McHale
    Associate Professor of History, Elliott School of International Affairs
    George Washington University
     
  147. Robert Meeropol
    Executive Director
    Rosenberg Fund for Children
     
  148. Gayatri Menon
    Department of Sociology
    Franklin and Marshall College
     
  149. Mary Beth Mills
    Professor of Anthropology
    Colby College
     
  150. Art Mitchells-Urwin
    SOAS Thai Society President
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
     
  151. Michael Montesano
    Visiting Research Fellow
    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
     
  152. Rosalind Morris
    Professor, Department of Anthropology
    Columbia University
     
  153. Frank Munger
    Professor of Law
    New York Law School
     
  154. Melissa Nickols
    Honours Candidate
    Australian National University
     
  155. Nguyen-vo Thu-huong
    Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures and Asian American Studies
    University of California, Los Angeles
     
  156. Don Nonini
    Professor of Anthropology
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
     
  157. Rachel Sarah O'Toole
    Assistant Professor of History
    University of California, Irvine
     
  158. Piya Pangsapa
    Head and Senior Lecturer, Institute for Gender and Development Studies
    The University of the West Indies
     
  159. Raj Patel
    Visiting Scholar, Center for African Studies
    University of California at Berkeley
     
  160. Jamie Peck
    Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy
    University of British Columbia
     
  161. Maurizio Peleggi
    Associate Professor, Department of History
    National University of Singapore
     
  162. Thomas Pepinsky
    Assistant Professor, Department of Government
    Cornell University
     
  163. Sheldon Pollock
    Ransford Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies
    Columbia University
     
  164. Oliver Pye
    Lecturer for Southeast Asian Studies
    Bonn University
     
  165. Rahul Rao
    Lecturer in Politics
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
     
  166. Rajah Rasiah
    Khazanah Nasional Chair of Regulatory Studies and Professor of Technology
    and Innovation Policy, Faculty of Economics and Administration
    University of Malaya
     
  167. Leon Redler
    Faculty (since 1970), Former Chair of the Association
    Philadelphia Association, London, UK
     
  168. Anthony Reid
    Professor [emeritus]
    Australian National University
     
  169. Craig Reynolds
    Professor, School of Culture, History, and Language
    Australian National University
     
  170. Andrea Riemenschnitter
    Professor and Chair of Modern Chinese Studies, Director of the
    University Research Priority Program “Asia and Europe”
    University of Zurich
     
  171. Jonathan Rigg
    Professor, Geography Department
    Durham University
     
  172. Geoffrey B. Robinson
    Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of History
    University of California, Los Angeles
     
  173. Garry Rodan
    Professor of Politics and International Studies
    Murdoch University
     
  174. John Roosa
    Associate Professor, History Department
    University of British Columbia
     
  175. Danilyn Rutherford
    President, Society for Cultural Anthropology
    Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
    University of California, Santa Cruz
     
  176. Saskia Sassen
    Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
    Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought
    Columbia University
     
  177. Wolfram Schaffar
    Professor for Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies
    University of Vienna
     
  178. Tilman Schiel
    Professor, Chair of Insular Southeast Asian Studies
    University of Passau
     
  179. Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
    Associate Professor
    Aalborg University
     
  180. Sarah Schulman
    Distinguished Professor of the Humanities
    City University of New York
     
  181. Raymond Scupin
    Director, Center for International and Global Studies and Chair, Department of
    Anthropology and Sociology
    Lindenwood University
     
  182. Laurie J. Sears
    Professor of History and Director, Southeast Asia Center
    University of Washington
     
  183. Mark Selden
    Coordinator
    The Asia-Pacific Journal
     
  184. Sarah Sexton
    The Corner House, UK
     
  185. Jeffrey Shane
    Southeast Asian Librarian, Curator, David K. Wyatt Thai Collection and
    Chair of CORMOSEA
    Ohio University
     
  186. John T. Sidel
    Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics
    London School of Economics and Political Science
     
  187. Dan Slater
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
    University of Chicago
     
  188. elin o'Hara slavick
    Distinguished Professor of Art
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
     
  189. Claudio Sopranzetti
    PhD Candidate
    Harvard University
     
  190. Chris Sneddon
    Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program and Geography
    Department
    Dartmouth College
     
  191. Irene Stengs
    Senior Research Fellow, Ethnology Department, Meertens Institute
    Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
     
  192. Carolyn Strange
    Senior Fellow, School of History
    Australian National University
     
  193. Donald K. Swearer
    Harvard University
     
  194. David Szanton
    Executive Director, emeritus, International and Area Studies Center
    University of California, Berkeley
     
  195. Eduardo Climaco Tadem
    Professor of Asian Studies
    University of the Philippines, Diliman
     
  196. Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem
    Professor of Political Science
    University of the Philippines, Diliman
     
  197. Neferti Tadiar
    Professor and Chair, Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
    Barnard College
     
  198. Eric Tagliacozzo
    Associate Professor, Department of History
    Cornell University
     
  199. Michelle Tan
    Independent Scholar
     
  200. Nicola Tannenbaum
    Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
    Lehigh University
     
  201. Nicholas Tapp
    Professor Emeritus, Australian National University
    Chair, Department of Sociology, East China Normal University
     
  202. Ross Tapsell
    Lecturer in Asian Studies
    Australian National University
     
  203. Benjamin Tausig
    PhD Candidate, Department of Music
    New York University
     
  204. James Taylor
    Senior Lecturer
    The University of Adelaide
     
  205. Nora A Taylor
    Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art, Department of Art
    History, Theory and Criticism
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
     
  206. Robert Tierney
    Lecturer, School of Business
    Charles Sturt University
     
  207. Serhat Uenaldi
    Doctoral Candidate
    Humboldt-University of Berlin
     
  208. Giles Ji Ungpakorn
     
  209. Peter Vandergeest
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography
    York University
     
  210. Andrew Walker
    Senior Fellow, College of Asia and the Pacific
    Australian National University
     
  211. Joel Wainwright
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography
    Ohio State University
     
  212. Napisa Waitoolkiat
    Lecturer at South East Asian Institute of Global Studies
    Payap University
     
  213. Meredith L. Weiss
    Associate Professor of Political Science
    University at Albany, SUNY
     
  214. Marion Werner
    Department of Geography
    University at Buffalo, SUNY
     
  215. Cornel West
    Class of 1943 University Professor
    Center for African American Studies
    Princeton University
     
  216. Frederick F. Wherry
    Associate Professor of Sociology
    University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
     
  217. Jerome Whitington
    Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute
    National University of Singapore
     
  218. Ingrid Wijeyewardene
    Lecturer
    University of New England
     
  219. Andrew Willford
    Associate Professor of Anthropology
    Cornell University
     
  220. Joanna Williams
    Professor Emerita, History of Art & South/Southeast Asian Studies
    University of California at Berkeley
     
  221. Ara Wilson
    Director, Program in the Study of Sexualities and Associate Professor,
    Women's Studies & Cultural Anthropology
    Duke University
     
  222. Leslie Woodhouse
    Lecturer, History
    University of San Francisco
     
  223. Susan L. Woodward
    The Graduate Center
    City University of New York
     
  224. Rebecca Zorach
    Associate Professor, Art History
    University of Chicago

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