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Dr Tyrell Haberkorn

BA (N.Carolina), MA, PhD (Cornell)
Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Research interests

Violence, Human Rights, Sovereignty, Arbitrary Detention, Land Rights, Agrarian Struggle, Historiographies of Repression, Gender Studies, Socialism, Dissident Literature, Southeast Asia (Thailand)


Tyrell Haberkorn first traveled to Thailand in 1997 as an undergraduate student interested in international labor solidarity. Since then, her academic and human rights work has been focused on understanding and working against the recent past and present of state and para-state violence in Southeast Asia.  Tyrell Haberkorn received her BA in Cultural Studies and Creative Writing from UNC-Chapel Hill (1997) and her MA (2003) and PhD (2007) in Sociocultural Anthropology from Cornell University. Before coming to the ANU, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University from 2007 to 2009.

Career Highlights
U.S. Fulbright fellowship, Women's Studies, Thailand (1999-2000); U.S. Fulbright-Hays fellowship, Thailand (2003-2004); Lauriston Sharp Prize, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University (2007); AAS First Book Subvention (2010); Einstein Fellowship (2012); Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2012-2015); Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2014-2015)


Projects and Grants

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Updated:  26 May 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers