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MA Southeast Asian Studies, SOAS, University of London

PhD Student

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Contact Information

Office: NSB, Room 807
Phone: 3442-6027 / 3442-7340
Fax: 3442-0180
Email: jbuchanan2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk
Personal CV: Personal CV
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Research Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Politics of Southeast Asia
  • Social Movements
  • Thailand
Supervisor: Dr Federico Ferrara


  • Transnational Social Movement in an Age of Globalization
  • Traditions of Inquiry in the Social Sciences
  • Asia and the World

Recent Research Projects

  • Seeing Red: Moral Outrage and the Making of a Red Shirt Identity in Thailand

PhD Research Thesis Topic

  • Assessing Thailand’s Red Shirts: to what extent can the social movement be described as “democratic”?

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Buchanan, James, Translating Thailand's Protests: An Analysis of Red Shirt Rhetoric, ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies 6 (1)

Media Commentary

  • 'A Revolution Swept Away', The Big Issue, May 1-June 6, 2010
  • 'Thailand's Crisis and the 1932 Revolution', The Diplomat, July 16, 2014