Karin Zackari

Programme Coordinator, PhD candidate, Degree of Bachelor, Degree of Master (60 credits), Master in Arts, Bachelor of Arts


The working title of my Ph.D. dissertation is "Human rights and Thai nationalism". I explore how nationalism has set a frame, of limits and potentials, for state subjects to perform and claim human rights. Political issues such as democracy, development, freedom and liberties, are all contested topics in a nationalist historiography of unity and sameness. These concepts are at the same time part of a process to define a relationship between the state and its subjects, thus the public political space informs the political agency of people and, in continuation, their access to human rights. I use publications and mainly photographs from the 1970's onwards to trace articulations of human rights in Thailand.
Questions that guide this project concerns nationalism and universalism, political agency and freedom, state violence, resistance and social movements in relation to a human rights regime.

Recent research outputs

Karin Zackari 2016 Jul 28 Sydsvenskan

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

Johan Pries & Karin Zackari 2016 Politik underifrån: Kollektiva konfrontationer under Sveriges 1900-tal. Lund: Arkiv

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Karin Zackari 2016 State Terror, State Violence: Global Perspectives. Koch, B. (ed.). Springer, p. 71-92

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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