Apr 2021 – Mar 2025
Several countries face difficult challenges in their political transitions from autocracy to a more democratic system. How do political opposition groups in these countries use popular culture and art to generate legitimacy for their political causes and propagate their messages?
This research, not only aims generate important insights into the dynamics of politics and violence in Myanmar and Thailand, it will also seeks to provide necessary building blocks to develop theory on how to understand unresolved violent and political struggles in other transitioning states.
The project involves partnerships with:
PRIO invites applications for a doctoral researcher with the POPAGANDA project. This will be a doctoral project on indigenous belief systems and cosmologies in Thai or Burmese popular culture and art.
PRIO invites applications for three Doctoral Researcher positions.
How do political opposition groups in Myanmar and Thailand use popular culture and art to generate legitimacy for their political causes and propagate their messages?