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Chayan Vaddhanaphuti

Chayan Vaddhanaphuti received his BA from Chulalongkorn University, MPA from National Institute of Development Administration, MA in Anthropology from Stanford University and PhD in International Development Education with concentration in Anthropology from the same university.  He received the Honorary Doctorate in Social Anthropology from Goteborg University, Sweden, in 2004. His main interests include development studies, ethnic relation, ethnic identity, cross-border issues, knowledge and power, health social science, regionalization of development in the Mekong sub-region.He has been working on ethnicity, development, resource management, multiculturalism, etc., and has promoted the intersection between social science and development. Currently, he serves as the Director for the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) and the Center for Ethnic Studies and Development (CESD), Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University.

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