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Dissertation Colloquium - Khathaleeya Liamdee
Dissertation Colloquium - Khathaleeya Liamdee
WhenWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Campus locationDenny Hall (DEN)
Campus room313
Event typesLectures/Seminars

Khathaleeya Liamdee
Sociocultural Anthropology PhC

“From Camp to Market:
Capturing Silences and Movements in the Thai-Cambodian Borders”

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10:30am – 12:00noon
Denny Hall, 313

This project aims to study interactions and relationship between Thai and Cambodia border dwellers, travelers, and migrant workers in Surin Province of Thailand and Oddar Meanchey Province of Cambodia where people both sides are differentiated by national identities yet connected by ethno-linguistic closeness and marginalized subject positions. My preliminary study on Cambodian refugee camps in the Thai side of the border sheds the light on the silences and memories of both Cambodians as the refugees who escaped from the genocide and internal politics, and Thais as the host of the refugee camps. When the political fights ended, the issue has no longer been explicitly paid attention to by the public, whereas border activities have been gradually shifted to the regional economic cooperation. In the current moment of ASEAN economic community, economic-driven activities such as border markets, short-time traveling, and labor migration have been proliferated throughout the region. An ethnographic research of “From Camp To Market” thus intends to investigate the interactions, negotiation, and exploitation among different subjects such as border dwellers, war survivors and their descendants, travelers, and state authorities of Thailand and Cambodia. In other words, it will explore the possibilities in illustrating the interconnection between the silenced past of the encampment and the shifting nature of cross-border movements and various forms of mobility and migration in the present.

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