Tyrell Haberkorn

Tyrell Haberkorn

Fellow: Awarded 2020
Field of Study: South Asian Studies

Competition: US & Canada

Tyrell Haberkorn researches and writes about state violence and dissident cultural politics in Thailand from the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932 until the present.

Tyrell is the author of Revolution Interrupted: Farmers, Students, Law and Violence in Northern Thailand (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), which rethinks the meaning of revolution in terms of legal rather than armed struggle, and In Plain Sight: Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018), a new history of post-absolutist Thailand written through the lens of impunity. She also writes and translates about Southeast Asia for a public audience, including DissentForeign AffairsMekong Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Prachatai. Her work has been funded by fellowships from Fulbright, the Australian Research Council, the Association for Asian Studies, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Einstein Forum.

Her Guggenheim project will trace the individual, social, and legal impacts of the past five years of dictatorship under the National Council for Peace and Order in Thailand and identify how they might be redressed and justice forged.

She is Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Photo Credit: Camille Point

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