Sudarat Musikawong

Associate Professor of Sociology

Phone: (518) 782‑6444


Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz
M.A. Univ. California, Santa Cruz
B.A. Univ. California, Santa Barbara


I believe in my students and advocate for learning in and outside the classroom. I teach Social Impact of Mass Media, Global Cities: Urban Sociology, Globalization/International Studies, Sociology of Southeast Asia, Qualitative Research Methods, US Immigration & International Migration, and Sociological Theory.

What I love about Siena:

I enjoy working with students to organize academic events on and off campus. I love how Siena College invests in creating an environment in which knowledge, passion, and actions are valued inside and outside the classroom.

My Favorite courses to teach are:

Global Cities, Social Impact of Mass Media, and Sociology of Southeast Asia

Professional Experience:

Postdoctoral Fellow Willamette University 2007 - 2009
Visiting Arizona State University 2006 - 2006
Visiting Scripps College 2005 - 2005

My teaching philosophy:

Inspire curiosity.

Gendered Casualties: Thai Memoirs in Activism
Meridians- feminism, race, transnationalism
Mourning State Celebrations: Amnesic Iterations of Political Violence in Thailand
Identities, Global Studies in Culture and Power
Art for October: Thai Cold War State Violence in Trauma Art
positions: east asia cultures critique
On Thai Transnationalisms: Political and Economic Subjectivity
Manusaya: Journal of Humanities
Working Practices in Thai Independent Film Production and Distribution
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, vol. 8
2010 Standish Library Literacy Grant for project on Archiving Knowledge: 9/11 exhibition collections cataloguing between students and New York State Museum
category: Other
Siena College, 2010
Traces in the Social World
University of Minnesota Press
Representing Thai Labor Migrations: Immigrant Satellite Television
Univ. Ca Riverside's Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual, Performance, N/A, California
Thai Satellite Television & Legal Advocacy Organizations
New York Conference on Asian Studies, Ithaca, New York