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Ardeth Thaunghmung

Ardeth Thawnghmung
Ardeth ThawnghmungChair of Political Science, Professor  
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPolitical Science
  • Phone(978) 934-4238
  • EmailArdeth_Thawnghmung@uml.edu

Research Interests

Southeast Asia, Comparative Political Economy, Ethnic Politics, Qualitative Research Methods

Education

  • Ph D: Political Science, (2001), University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI.
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: _Paddy Farmers and the State: Agricultural Policies and Political Legitimacy in Rural Myanmar (Burma).î
  • MA: International Relations, (1995), Yale University - New Haven, CT
  • BA: Political Science, (1993), Indiana University - Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne, IN

Awards and Honors

  • _ Horald Moran Scholarship - Indiana University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • _ Open Society Institutes Supplementary Grants
  • _ Prospect Burma Scholarship
  • _ Summer Research Grant - Provost office, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA.
  • _ Visiting Henry Luce Fellow - Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University
  • _ Visiting Senior Research Fellow - Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
  • _ Yale Council on Southeast Asia Studies and Yale International Relations Research Grant
  • Visiting Research Fellow - East-West Center, Washington, D.C. and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
  • Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program (2011) - Fullbright
  • Teaching Excellence award (2011), Teaching - Political Science Department, University of Massachusetts
  • Nominated for the Teacher Award of Arts (2009), Teaching - Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Nominated for the Teacher Award of Arts (2008), Teaching - Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Teacher Award of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (2006), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Teaching Excellence award (2005), Teaching - Political Science Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Prospect Burma Scholarship (1997), Scholarship/Research - Prospect Burma
  • Horald Moran Scholarship (1993), Scholarship/Research - Indiana University

Publications

  • Thawnghmung, A., Robinson, G., (2017) " Myanmar’s New Era: A Break from the Past, or Too much of the Same? ,"
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2017) "Signs of life in Myanmar’s nationwide ceasefire agreement? Finding a way forward,”," Critical Asian Studies Vol. 49: 3 pp. 379-395.
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2017) "Do consultancies compromise academic research and ethics? A case study of Burma/Myanmar," Asian Journal of Political Science pp. 1-18.
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2016) "The politics of indigeneity in Myanmar," Asian Ethnicity 17:4 pp. 527 - 547
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2016) "Special Issue on Poverty," 1:1
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2016) "The Myanmar Elections 2015: Why the National League for Democracy Won a Landslide Victory," Critical Asian Studies 48:1 pp. 132-142
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2014) "Contending Approaches to Communal Violence in Rakhine State," NIAS Press pp. 323-338
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2014) "From the "loyal" to the revolutionary "Karen": Looking at Burma’s post-revolutionary eras," Oxford University Press pp. 238-256
  • Renard, R.D., , Thawnghmung, A. (2012) "The" Other" Karen in Myanmar: Ethnic Minorities and the Struggle without Arms ARDETH MAUNG THAWNGHMUNG Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012, xxxii+ 197p.," Southeast Asian Studies 2:2 pp. 421–425
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2011) "Beyond Armed Resistance: Ethnonational Politics in Burma (Myanmar)," Policy Studies (15471349) 62 pp. 1-67
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2011) "The Politics of Everyday Life in Twenty-First Century Myanmar," The Journal of Asian Studies 3 pp. 641
  • Thawnghmung, A., Maung, A.M. (2008) "MYAN MAR IN 2007: A Turning Point in the "Roadmap"?," Asian Survey 48:1 pp. 13-19
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2008) "Myanmar: RESPONDING TO STRATEGIES AND PROGRAMMES OF MYANMAR'S MILITARY REGIME," Southeast Asian Affairs 2008 pp. 274-290
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2008) "Responding to Strategies and Programmes of Myanmar's Military Regime," Southeast Asian Affairs pp. 274-290
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2008) "The Karen Revolution in Burma : diverse voices, uncertain ends,"
  • Thawnghmung, A., Myoe, M.A. (2007) "MYAN MAR IN 2006 Another Year of Housekeeping?," Asian Survey 47:1 pp. 194-199
  • Thawnghmung, A., Sarno, P. (2006) "Myanmar Impasses: Alternatives to Isolation and Engagement?," Asian Journal of Political Science 14:1 pp. 40-63
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2004) "Behind the teak curtain : authoritarianism, agricultural policies and political legitimacy in rural Burma, Mynnar,"
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2003) "Burma: A Gentler Authoritarianism?," Foreign Policy 139 pp. 39-40
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2003) "Preconditions and Prospects for Democratic Transition in Burma/Myanmar," Asian Survey 3 pp. 443
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2003) "Preconditions and Prospects for Democratic Transition in Burma/Myanmar," Asian Survey 3 pp. 443
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2003) "Rural Perceptions of State Legitimacy in Burma/Myanmar," Journal of Peasant Studies 30:2 pp. 1-40
  • Thawnghmung, A. (2003) "The Socio-Economic Impacts of Rice Policies Implementation in Rural Burma/Myanmar," SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 18:2 pp. 299-321

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Summer Research Grant (2005), Grant - Provost office, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • The Politics of Everyday in Burma/Myanmar (2010), Grant -
    Thawnghmung, A. (Principal)
  • 2010-2011 Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program (2010), Sponsored Research -
  • Visiting Research Fellow (2007), Fellowship - East-West Center, Washington, D.C. and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow (2006), Fellowship - Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
  • Visiting Henry Luce Fellow (2002), Fellowship - Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University
  • Open Society Institutes Supplementary Grants (1995), Grant -
  • Yale Council on Southeast Asia Studies and Yale International Relations Research Grant (1994), Grant -
  • Horald Moran Scholarship (1993), Grant - Indiana University