Karin Zackari

Programmes Director, PhD in Human Rights, Master in Arts, Bachelor of ArtsKnown as name: Karin Hongsaton Zackari

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Other Humanities not elsewhere specified


  • Thailand, human rights, photography, history, memory, nationalism, social movements, justice, archives


The title of my PhD dissertation is Framing the Subjects: Human Rights and Photography in Contemporary Thailand (Lund University, 2020).

I study photography and activism for human rights in Thailand. The temporal and spatial point of departure is the 1970s political and violent events in Bangkok, but I also analyse contemporary photography that engages with questions concerning state violence and the production of impunity. The main question quiding this project is the relationship between photography and the appearance of a subject of human rights in the Thai nation-state. 

My research interests are human rights history and discourse, photography and images, archiving, political exile, nationalism and Thai political history.

Recent research outputs

Karin H. Zackari, 2020 Nov 30, Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Debatt 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

Karin Hongsaton Zackari, 2020, 1 ed. Lund: mediatryck, Lund University. 244 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

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