Tyrell Haberkorn

Tyrell Haberkorn researches state violence and dissident cultural politics in Thailand and is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Revolution Interrupted: Farmers, Students, Law and Violence in Northern Thailand (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), which rethinks the meaning of revolution in terms of legal rather than armed struggle, and In Plain Sight: Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018), a new history of post-absolutist Thailand written through the lens of impunity. She is currently translating the memoir of Prontip Mankhong, a cultural activist and former Thai political prisoner, and writing a history of anarchism and the imagination of democracy in Thailand. Tyrell also writes and translates frequently about Southeast Asia for a broad, public audience, including Dissent, Foreign Affairs, Mekong Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, openDemocracy, and Prachatai. Her work has been funded by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright, the Australian Research Council, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Einstein Forum.