Prof.Dr. Cholthira Satyawadhna is a Thai anthropologist and a human rights educator. Since 2001, she has served as Director of the Thai-Asian Studies Center, and Rangsit Research Institute at Rangsit University. She is also a literary critic and a textile specialist.
Prof. Cholthira graduated from Chulalongkorn University, where she received bachelor's and master's degrees in Thai language and literature, and from Australian National University, where she earned a doctoral degree in anthropology. For her work in cross-cultural teaching and research, she was appointed a life-time professorship in 1994 by Academie de Lille, in France.
She has held various research grants from the Thailand Research Fund and her research on human and community rights in Thailand and Southeast Asia was ranked among the Top 15 of the Thailand Research Fund in 2003. Her publications, including one on Tai Origin, won the Bualuang Literary Award for the best prose-writing in 1990.
As a 2004-2005 Radcliffe Fellow, and Ford Foundation International Fellow, at Harvard University, she worked on book on Thailand's crises and the role of women in efforts to transform Thai society. She gave "The 2004-2005 Rama S. Mehta Lecture" aimed at providing the Radcliffe and Harvard community with an opportunity to hear distinguished women in public affairs, sciences, or the arts discuss their understandings of the problems of women in developing countries.
The Thai Textile Society is honored that Prof. Cholthira will be speaking to our members on May 20 on the cultural significance of ancient Chinese textiles from Han Tomb No. 1 in China's Hunan Province. Please join us at the Jim Thompson House for Prof. Cholthira's very informative lecture.
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