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Assistant Professor Jaray Singkhowinta, Ph.D.
Administrative Position:
 Dean

     Dr. Jaray Singhakowinta received his PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2010. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Social Development and Management Strategy at Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration. In addition, Dr. Singhakowinta also has regularly been invited to teach courses on queer theory, French feminism, and gender and queer politics at leading Thai universities including Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, Mahidol University, and Srinakharinwirot University.

     Between 2021 and 2022, Dr Singhakowinta chaired social forums addressing challenges facing Thai migrants, women’s welfare, and LGBTQ+ equality through partnerships with Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. In September 2021, he organized the forum “Rebuilding Security: Addressing Thai Migrant Challenges After COVID-19”. Additionally in January 2022, he hosted forums on “Social Mobilization for Women and Family Protection and Empowerment” as well as “LGBTQ Rights as Human Rights: Intersections of Identity and Justice.” These influential policy and advocacy platforms continue his leadership surrounding urgent social welfare priorities.

     Dr. Singhakowinta conducted research projects in partnership with the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, examining contemporary issues related to media and culture. His recent studies include an exploration of pornification trends in Thai BL series as well as an analysis of media impartiality. His current research interests focus on intersectionality and cultural studies, gender and queer theory, gender and development and media and popular culture. Currently he is working on a 2023-2024 research paper titled “Paradigm Shift in Gender Equality Development Policy in Thailand: Parity versus Differences.”

Education:
2010 - Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology), Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK)
2003 - Master of Arts in Gender, Culture and Modernity, Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK)
1998 - Bachelor of Arts (Second Class Honors - Japanese), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Awards:
2002 - 2010 Royal Thai Government Scholarship for Masters and Doctoral study in United Kingdom


Research Interests:

• sociology
• social theory
• alternative development
• political sociology and social movements
• diaspora and social policy
• identity politics and intersectionality
• cultural and media studies
• gender and sexuality studies
• queer theory and politics
• Thai studies and Asian studies


Previous Administrative Positions:

• Director of Doctoral Program in Social Development Administration
• Dean, Graduate School of Language and Communication
• Managing Editor, NIDA Journal of Language and Communication
• Director of Doctoral Program in Language and Communication (International program)
• Vice Dean for Planning and Development, Graduate School of Language and Communication
• Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Language and Communication


Publications:

  • Academic Journals
    • Amponpeerapan, M., & Singhakowinta, J. (2022). Confrontations and exchanges of virtue ethics:
    A study of dialectical friendship between Superman and Batman in comic books. Journal of Comics and Graphic Novels and Comic, 13(3), 408-431. https://doi.org/10.1080/21504857.2021.1925719
    • Khiawrod, G., & Singhakowinta, J. (2020). Willingness to communicate in English language of support staff at Innovative Learning Center, Srinakharinwirot University. Journal of Liberal Arts RMUTT, 1(1), 79-95. (Thai)
    • Punkasirikul, P., & Singhakowinta, J. (2019). The analysis of linguistic features in annuity advertisements. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Khon Kaen University, 36(1), 67-106.
    • Singhakowinta, J. (2013). Media’s stigmatization: Social reproduction of gay myths. NIDA Journal of Language and Communication, 18(20), 64-76. (Thai)
    • Singhakowinta, J. (2014). Media valorization of feminine beauty in Thai public discourse. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, 35(2), 337-345.
    • Singhakowinta, J. (2016). New lad: Re-packaged masculinity in men’s lifestyle magazines. NIDA Journal of Language and Communication, 21(28), 109-124.
    • Singhakowinta, J. (2016). Reinventing sexual identities: Thai gay men’s pursuit of social acceptance. NIDA Journal of Language and Communication, 21(27), 14-40.
    • Singhakowinta, J. (Forthcoming - 2024). Paradigm shift in gender equality development policy in Thailand: parity versus differences. NIDA Case Research Journal, xx(x), xxx.
    • Srivilas, C., & Singhakowinta, J. (2015). Gender differences in face concerns and behavioral responses to romantic jealousy. NIDA Journal of Language and Communication, 20(25),127-152.
    • Vanijyananda, C., & Singhakowinta, J. (forthcoming - 2024). Happiness index and BCG economic model development. Journal of Social Development and Management Strategy, 25(2), xxx. (Thai)
  • Book Chapters
    • Singhakowinta, J. (2017). Media pornofication of male bodies in Thai boys love tv series.
    In N. Duangwiset (Ed.), The sexualized body: Neoliberal power, new media trends and transnational East Asian influences on sexuality in Thailand (pp. 150-187). Bangkok: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre. (Thai)
    • Singhakowinta, J. (2022). Thai media and myth of impartiality. In N. Duangwiset (Ed.), Exploring biases volume 1 (pp. 337-392). Bangkok: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre. (Thai)
  • Conference Proceedings
    • Duangthong, T., & Singhakowinta, J. (2019). Linguistic expression and sexual identity in Carol (2015). The 7th International Conference on Advancement of Development Administration 2018: Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Proceedings (pp. 1-11). Bangkok: National Institute of Development Administration.
    • Singhakowinta, J. (2011). Politics of negotiations: Thai gay men’s appropriation of public space.
    The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2011 Proceedings (pp. 84-96). Osaka: The International Academic Forum.
    • Singhakowinta, J. (2012). Communicating Intimate Equality: Thailand and the Recognition of Same-Sex Love. The 4th International Conference on Language and Communication 2012 Proceedings
    (pp. 334-339). Bangkok: Graduate School of Language and Communication.
    • Singhakowinta, J. (2015). Social biases and gay characters construction. The 49th Anniversary of National Institute of Development Administration Conference Proceedings (pp. 500-519). Bangkok: National Institute of Development Administration. (Thai)


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