Karin Zackari

Programme Coordinator, PhD candidate, Master in Arts, Bachelor of ArtsKnown as name: Karin Hongsaton Zackari


The working title of my Ph.D. dissertation is "Visualising human rights in Thai history". I explore how nationalism has set a frame, of limits and potentials, for people in Thailand 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 photographs and publications mainly from the 1970's onwards to trace articulations of human rights in Thailand.
Questions that guide this project concerns nationalism, state violence, resistance and social movements in relation to a human rights regime.

Recent research outputs

Karin Zackari, 2019 Jun 26, In : South East Asia Research. 27, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalReview (Book/Film/Exhibition/etc.)

Karin Zackari, 2018 Aug, Mänskliga rättigheter i samhället. Arvidsson, M., Halldenius, L. & Sturfelt, L. (eds.). 1 ed. Malmö: Bokbox förlag, p. 211-231

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

Karin Zackari, 2017, p. 212.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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