Buadaeng, Kwanchewan

Dr. Kwanchewan Buadaeng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology-Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University. She graduated from University of Sydney with a Ph.D. thesis entitled “Negotiating Religious Practices in a Changing Sgaw Karen Community in North Thailand.” Her research interests focus on ethno-religious identities of the Karen and other ethnic peoples in northern Thailand and on both sides of the Thailand-Myanmar border. Her recent research projects include “Buddhist Networks transcending national boundaries amongst the Karen peoples in the Thai-Burmese Borderlands” (2016) and Karen Armed Organizations: Peace Making and Thai-Myanmar Border Economic Development” (2017)

1 Publications by  Buadaeng, Kwanchewan
Reconstructing Ethno-Religious Identities of Karen People at Thailand-Myanmar Borderland
This project aims to explore the ways in which Karen ethnic people reconstruct their ethnic-religious boundaries in the context of  political and economic transformations in the borderlands. The Karen people in this area have formed, or participated in, many religious cults - Leke, Talaku, Myitta Byamazoe and others - to demonstrate that their politically neutral identity is different from those of the ethno-nationalist secessionist groups that have fought with the Burmese army for more than half a century.   However recent economic development schemes which have engendered, both more resources competition, as well as transnational migration, have affected ...
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