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The Australian National University

Professor Peter A. Jackson

BA (UNE), MA Prelim (Sydney), MA (Hons)(Mac), PhD (ANU)
Professor of Thai History, School of Culture, History & Language
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: 02 6125 3142

Areas of expertise

  • Studies In Eastern Religious Traditions 220406
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality 200205
  • Religion And Society 220405
  • Social Theory 160806
  • Asian History 210302
  • Asian Cultural Studies 200202
  • Social Change 160805
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Communication And Media Studies 2001

Research interests

•The histories of Buddhism, gender, sexuality, and globalisation in Thailand

•Queer theory, postcolonial analysis, and critiques of Eurocentrism


Peter A. Jackson has written extensively on modern Thai cultural history with special interests in religion, sexuality, and critical theoretical approaches to mainland Southeast Asian cultural history.  He currently holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant for the project “Critical Thought in Thailand After Marxism” and is consultant for the “Cultural Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in Thailand” project at the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre in Bangkok.  His current book project is titled Queer Sex and Identity in Thai History.

Career Highlights

•Editor-in-Chief, Asian Studies Review (2009-2012)

•Founding Co-editor Hong Kong University Press Queer Asia series

•2011 Ruth Benedict Book Prize in the category “Outstanding Anthology” awarded for Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights (Hong Kong University Press, 2011) by the American Anthropological Association’s Association for Queer Anthropology.


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