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Matthew Walton
Matthew Walton

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

Courtney T. Wittekind is currently a PhD student in Social Anthropology at Harvard University. She completed a MPhil 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.


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Alice Dawkins

Alice Dawkins is the inaugural New Colombo Plan Fellow (2016) to Myanmar, an initiative of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. She is a graduate of the Australian National University and lives in Yangon.

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Andy Buschmann

Andy Buschmann is a graduate student at the Department of Politics and International Relations and St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford, he studied at Humboldt University Berlin, City University of Hong Kong, University College London and Technical University of Berlin. His research interests are i.a. democratization, protest and social movements with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific. The Myanmar Protest Event Dataset is one of his projects.

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Aung Khant
Aung Khant

Aung Khant is from Yangon, Myanmar, and holds a Masters degree in Urban Studies at Sciences Po in Paris, France. He obtained his BA in Political Science and Asian Studies, also from Sciences Po Paris.



Elizabeth Rhoads
Elizabeth Rhoads

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.

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Reshmi Banerjee

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 is a political scientist with specialization in food security and agricultural policies and has an MPhil and PhD in the subject from the Centre for Political Studies (CPS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.



Siew Han Yeo

Siew Han Yeo is a History PhD student at the University of Toronto who works on Chinese and Sino Burmese communities in Burma.

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