Doctoral Research

My doctoral thesis was entitled "At the margins of a "development darling": civil society, territory, and development in Karen State, Myanmar" (2021). 


Using ethnographic research, my thesis discussed how an influx of aid into Myanmar (2012-2021) transformed the relationships between state, civil society actors, and rebel actors in Karen State, where the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Myanmar government have been at war for more than seventy years. 


Theoretically, my research draws from geography, anthropology, and development studies, to conceptualise territory from a a postcolonial perspective.

Consultancies and Other Research

I have also done or contributed to research on:​

  • Conflict transformation

  • Women, peace, and security

  • Digital cultures

  • Migration

Organisations I have worked with include: UN Women (Myanmar), Open University (UK), SecDev Foundation (Canada), Mote Oo Education Foundation (Myanmar), Singapore Institute of International Affairs (Singapore), and the Berghof Foundation (Germany).


Teacher training in Hpa-An, 2018