• Committee: Leela Fernandes, Charlotte Bunch, Barbara Balliet
  • Post-MA Employment/Education: Program Manager, Women's Wellbeing and Gender Justice Program, Thai Health Promotion Foundation PhD, Department of Anthropology, Australia National University
  • Thesis/Practicum: Thesis: Repositioning "Phooying Chao Baan": Perspectives and Struggles of Grassroots Women Activists in Thailand

Varaporn Chamsanit, PhD, is program manager of the Women’s Wellbeing and Gender Justice Program of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, a nationwide, multi-sectoral program. Prior to this, she worked for over 12 years at the Center for Human Rights Studies and Social Development at Mahidol University, as faculty and then as acting director. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Australia National University, and her research interests include Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights; Culture, Religion and Human Rights; Human Rights Theory. She has most recently been engaged in research on topics such as the promotion and protection of the rights of women and children with the ASEAN Commission, and the study of sexuality in Thailand.