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Mr Daniel Whitehouse, BA, MRES, hD candidate

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I graduated with a BA in Southeast Asian studies with Thai language from University of Leeds in 2011. I then received a masters by research (MRES) in Southeast Asian studies with a thesis entitled ‘Snakes without poison?’ Negotiating hybrid masculinities in Thailand. The fieldwork for this research was carried out in Nan, Thailand funded by a scholarship from The Royal Thai Embassy, London. The thesis critiqued some of the detrimental effects of HIV research on academic analyses of Thai masculinity and argued that theoretical discussions of Thai masculinity must incorporate class and hybridity. I presented a paper on the subject at the International Conference of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University (2015)

Following my masters study, I moved to Bangkok and interned at the United Nations office of Drugs and Crime for six months. Following this, I co-hosted a discussion show on a popular national news channel based in Bangkok for two years. I was also the translator (Thai to English) of a best-selling comedy book in Thailand.

My current research is interested in how masculinity and fatherhood intersects with class in Bangkok. 

Research Interests

  • Fatherhood
  • Gender
  • Thailand
  • Urban anthropology
  • Urban middle class

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Selected Grants

  • 2016: ESRC Doctoral Training Scholarship
  • 2011: Royal Thai Embassy, UK Research Scholarship