Dr. Janjira Sombatpoonsiri


  • Short CV

    • March-June 2021: Research Fellow, the impact of Covid-19 on civil society space, Trendanalysen, BMZ

    • Since 2021:National consultant, United Nations Development Programme, Thailand

    • Since 2020:Assistant professor, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University

    • Since 2/2018: Associate at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • Education: Doctor of Philosophy in Politics and International Relations, La Trobe University, Australia

    Current Research

    • Civic activism, social movements, digital activism

    • Authoritarian civil society and rightwing mobilisation

    • Civil society space

    • Digital repression in autocracies

    Countries and Regions

    • Asia

    Dr. Janjira Sombatpoonsiri



    GIGA Focus Global | 8/2021

    Sustaining Civic Space in Times of COVID-19: Global Trends

    Autocracies worldwide have exploited COVID-19 to curtail civil liberties. However, the health crisis and related socio-economic setbacks have also created needs-induced space, leading to a rise of civil society relief activism and protests. Read more in this GIGA Focus Global.

    Fulcrum: Analysis on Southeast Asia | 10/2021

    Thai 2021 Demonstrations: Losing Traction Online


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