Peter Jackson

Professeur invité 2017-2018

Mai 2018

Peter A. Jackson PhD is Emeritus Professor of Thai history and cultural studies in the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific. Over the past 30 years, he has written extensively on modern Thai cultural history, with special interests in religion, sexuality and critical approaches to Asian histories and cultures. Peter Jackson was editor-in-chief of Asian Studies Review, flagship journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, from 2009 to 2012 and he is a member of the editorial collective of Hong Kong University Press’s Queer Asia monograph series. Peter Jackson founded the Thai Rainbow Archives Project, which with support from the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme, has collected and digitised Thai gay, lesbian, and transgender magazines and community organisation newsletters. His most recent books are: “The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand” (with Rachel Harrison HKUP 2010), “Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media and Rights” (HKUP 2011), “The Language of Sex and Sexuality in Thailand” (with Pimpawun Boonmongkon, Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai 2012,) and “Cultural Pluralism and Gender/Sex Diversity in Thailand” (with Narupon Duangwises, Princess Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, Bangkok, 2013). His most recent book, “First Queer Voices from Thailand: Uncle Go’s Advice Columns for Gays, Lesbians and Kathoeys”, was published by HKUP in April 2016. He is collaborating with Prof. Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière (Centre Asie du Sud-Est, CNRS-EHESS Paris) to establish a network of scholars interested in the resurgence of spirit possession rituals across the Buddhist societies of mainland Southeast Asia. He is currently writing a book on the political dimensions of new cults of wealth and other non-orthodox forms of ritual in Thailand.

Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s) "Not Following the Script: Expanding Queer and Transgender Autonomy in Thailand’s Alternative Modernity" Cours-conférence "Semicolonial Power in Thailand and the Separation of Public/International and Private/Domestic Spaces" At the Borders of the Human "Humanity, Inhumanity & Magic in Asian Societies" Conference "Capitalist Modernity and the Enchantment of Political Culture: Spirits of Power in 21st Century Thailand"