Matthew J. Walton is the Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow in Modern Burmese Studies at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. His research focuses on religion and politics in Southeast Asia, particularly Buddhism in Myanmar and Burmese Buddhist political thought. He also writes on ethnicity, conflict, and Burmese politics more generally.
Courtney T. Wittekind is currently a PhD student in Social Anthropology at Harvard University. She completed a M.Phil at the University of Oxford where she studied as a member of St Antony’s College and Rhodes Scholar. Her current research centers on questions of transition, place, and the unseen in Myanmar’s Shan State.
Aung Khant is from Yangon, Myanmar, and holds a Masters degree in Urban Studies at Sciences Po in Paris, France. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies, also from Sciences Po Paris.
Elizabeth (Izzy) Rhoads is a PhD candidate and Dickson Poon Fellow at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London. Her thesis is entitled “Yangon: Urban Property in Transition”. She holds a MA in Human Rights Law from SOAS, and formerly was a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia researching land conflict and inheritance practices in Bali. Her interests include property, citizenship, legal anthropology and legal history.
Dr. Reshmi Banerjee is currently an Academic Visitor in the Asian Studies Centre in St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She was previously a research associate in the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) in SOAS, University of London where she worked on land conflicts in Myanmar and on the political economy of the Indo-Myanmar frontier. She has been a post doctoral fellow in the department of international relations in the University of Indonesia (UI) and was a researcher in the Economic Research Center, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in Jakarta.She is a political scientist with specialization in food security and agricultural policies and has an M.Phil and Ph.D in the subject from the Centre for Political Studies (CPS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Htet Moe Nwe Win is from Yangon, Myanmar. She currently lives in New York and works for a management consulting firm. Htet has studied in the US and the UK and holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College.