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EDUCATION

2017     Ph.D., Government International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia
Thesis: Transparent elections: Domestic election monitors, agenda-building and electoral integrity
Thesis advisor: Professor Pippa Norris (Harvard University)
Committee: Steven Livingston (George-Washington University), Sarah Birch (King’s College, London), Stefaan Walgrave (University of Antwerp)
2009     BA and MA (Dipl.-Geogr.), Geography, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

 

EMPLOYMENT

Since Sep 2017     Research Associate, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia
Sep 2016 – Sep 2017     
Research Associate and Program Manager, Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (PEI) survey, Electoral Integrity Project, University of Sydney, Australia
2013 – Sep 2016 Research Assistant, Electoral Integrity Project, University of Sydney, Australia
2010 –2013     Lecturer, Political Science, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
2009 –2013     Research Associate, Strategic Nonviolence Research Committee, Thailand Research Fund, Bangkok, Thailand
2007 –2009     Research Assistant, Collaborative Research Center SFB 700 ‘Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood’, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal articles

2014     Echo Chambers. Partisan Facebook Groups during the 2014 Thai Election’. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 24(1):1-21. doi: 10.1177/1326365X14539185
2013     ‘Cambodia’s 2013 Elections: The Retreat of “Electoral Authoritarianism”?‘. SocDem Asia Quarterly, 1(2):13-15.

Journal articles (currently under review)

R&R     ‘The ‘Crowd-Factor’ in Collective Action Online: Comparing Protest Communication Styles of Thai Facebook Pages’ with Aim Sinpeng.
Under Review     ‘Electoral Sources of Authoritarian Resilience in Russia: Varieties of Electoral Malpractice 2007-2016’ with Margarita Zavadskaya and Ferran Martinez i Coma.
Under Review     ‘Domestic election monitoring and advocacy: An emerging research agenda’

Book chapters

2017     ‘Domestic monitors’ In Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, Compliance and Integrity, edited by Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai, pg. 167-190. New York: Oxford University Press.
2006     Potenziale und Entwicklungshemmnisse der Iranischen Wirtschaft‘ with Joscha Graff. In Die Islamische Republik Iran. Eine Studienreise. Edited by Carsten Felgentreff. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam.

Working papers

– ‘The party just started: How electoral threat and local political machines structure electoral malpractice in Cambodia’
– ‘Deterrence, norms, or reforms? Mapping the strategic goals and tactics of domestic election monitors’
– ‘The drivers of media attention to electoral reform groups around the world’
– ‘Policy lobbying success and failure of domestic election monitors in four ‘new’ democracies’ with Carolien van Ham.
– ‘Crowd work and networked publics as civic activism? The case of crowdsourced election monitoring’

Datasets

2017      Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (PEI_5.5), with Pippa Norris, Thomas Wynter and Sarah M. Cameron. Harvard Dataverse, V1, http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/EWYTZ7.
2017     
Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (PEI_5.0), with Pippa Norris. Harvard Dataverse, V1, http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/YXUV3W.
2017     
Perceptions of Electoral Integrity, US 2016 (PEI_US_1.0), with Pippa Norris, and Alessandro Nai. Harvard Dataverse, V1, http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/YXUV3W.
2016      Perceptions of Electoral Integrity, (PEI-4.5), with Pippa Norris, Martínez i Coma, and Alessandro Nai. Harvard Dataverse, V3, http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/LYO57K.
2015      Perceptions of Electoral Integrity-Russia, (PEI-Russia 1.0), with Pippa Norris, Martínez i Coma, and Alessandro Nai. Harvard Dataverse, V1, http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/8LYUAY.
2015      Perceptions of Electoral Integrity-Mexico, (PEI-Mexico 1.0), with Pippa Norris, Martínez i Coma, and Alessandro Nai. Harvard Dataverse, V1, http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/O6UCIM.

Other publications

2017      The Year in Elections 2017: Mid-Year Update’, with Pippa Norris, Thomas Wynter and Sarah M. Cameron. October 2017, University of Sydney.
2017     
 ‘Populist Threats to Electoral Integrity: The Year in Elections, 2016-2017‘, with Pippa Norris. HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series, RWP17-018. May 2017. Sydney: University of Sydney.
2017      ‘The 2016 American Presidential Election – Perceptions of Electoral Integrity, US 2016 subnational study’, with Pippa Norris and Holly Ann Garnett. January 2017. Sydney: University of Sydney.
2017      ‘The Australian Voter Experience. Trust and confidence in the 2016 federal election’ with Jeffrey Karp, Alessandro Nai, Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Pippa Norris. January 2017. Sydney: University of Sydney.
2016      ‘The Year in Elections 2015’ with Pippa Norris, Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Alessandro Nai. February 2016. Sydney: University of Sydney. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2753416
2015     The Year in Elections, 2014’ with Pippa Norris and Ferran Martínez i Coma. HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-008, February 2015.
2015     Electoral Integrity in Africa‘ with Ferran Martínez i Coma. Sydney/Johannesburg: Electoral Integrity Project / Hanns Seidel Foundation.
2011      Lessons of the Protests and Political Violence of March-May 2010.’ With Uchane Cheangsan. In Thailand Research Fund Forum, 2(6):3-23 [บทเรียนจากการชุมนุมและความรุนแรงทางการเมืองในชวงเดือนมีนาคม-พฤษภาคม 2553] (In Thai).
2011      Strategic management of violence in the southern provinces 2004-2011’. With Romadon Panjor. Thailand Research Fund Forum, 2(6):25-48. [ยุทธศาสตรจัดการความรุนแรงจังหวัดชายแดนภาคใต 2547 – 2554] (In Thai).

AWARDS AND HONORS

2016      Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal, awarded to the Electoral Integrity project by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University (USD 5,000.00)
2016      Berlin Doctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney (AUD 6,000.00)
2016      Sydney Southeast Asia Centre Conference grant, University of Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (AUD 1,000.00)
2015      Doctoral research travel grant, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney (AUD 3,500.00)
2015      Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS), School of Social Sciences, University of Sydney (AUD 500.00)
2014      Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS), School of Social Sciences, University of Sydney (AUD 1,050.00)
2014      Electoral Integrity Project grant for attendance of ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research and University of Amsterdam Digital Methods Summer School (AUD 6,200.00)
2013      PhD Scholarship on Electoral Integrity, Electoral Integrity Project, University of Sydney (AUD 108,888.00)
2013     Conference grant ‘Challenges of Electoral Integrity in Southeast Asia’, Friedrich-Naumann Foundation (EUR 5,000.00)
2002     German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), undergraduate students study abroad scholarship (EUR 2,904.00)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

– American Political Science Association (APSA) – 2016, 2017
– Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) – 2011
– Australian Political Science Association (AusPSA) – 2014, 2015, 2016
– European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) – 2016, 2017
– International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD) – 2011, 2012, 2013
– International Conference of Thai Studies (ICTS) – 2014
– International Political Science Association (IPSA) – 2014, 2016

INVITED TALKS

– The Australian Institute of International Affairs, Sydney, Australia. October 2017.
– Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Berlgium. January 2017.
– Berlin Social Science Center/ Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Berlin, Germany. December 2016.
– European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE), Berlin, Germany. December 2015.
– Berlin Social Science Center/ Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Berlin, Germany. December 2015.
– Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. November 2015.
– University of Münster, Department of Political Science, Münster, Germany. July 2015.
– Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum II, Dili, Timor-Leste. March 2015.
– United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. January 2015.
– University of Western Sydney, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Sydney, Australia. May 2014.
– Thammasat University, Faculty of Political Science, Bangkok, Thailand. August 2013.
– University of Canberra, Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Canberra, Australia. October 2014.
– German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Bangkok, Thailand. February 2011.

MEDIA PRESENCE / PUBLIC COMMENTARY

– ‘Why the mistrust? How Elite and Popular Perceptions of Electoral Integrity diverge in Australia‘. 18 May 2017. POP Politics Aus.
– ‘Electoral integrity in all 50 US states, ranked by experts‘, with Pippa Norris, and Holly Ann Garnett. 27 December 2016. VOX.
– ‘Why don’t more Americans vote? Maybe because they don’t trust U.S. elections‘, with Pippa Norris, and Holly Ann Garnett. 26 December 2016. The Washington Post/Monkey Cage.
– ‘‘Failed’ Electoral System Ranked Asia’s Worst‘. 24 September 2016. The Cambodia Daily.
– ‘A tale of two elections‘. 17 May 2016. New Mandala.
– ‘Watchdogs on a leash: where and why governments restrict election monitors‘. 16 March 2016. The Conversation.
– ‘Asian Electoral Stakeholder forum discusses electoral integrity in Asia and beyond‘. 19 April 2015. Electoral Integrity Blogspot.
– ‘Southeast Asian elections worst in the world.‘ 15 February 2015. New Mandala.
– ‘The ‘Thaksin Regime’ vs. the ‘Good People’‘. 26 December 2014. Asian Correspondent.
– ‘Protesters in Thailand invoke Hunger Games three-finger salute to voice dissent‘. 3 June 2014. Sydney Morning Herald.
– ‘Electoral integrity in Thailand‘. 1 May 2014. New Mandala.
– ‘Voting in Asia: not meaningless charades, but public wants more‘. 18 April 2014. The Conversation.
– ‘Malaysia bottom of the pile in global study on electoral boundaries‘. 3 March 2014. The Malay Mail Online.
– ‘Election ranks low: study‘. 28 February 2014. Phnom Penh Post.
– ‘Derailed election in a divided Thailand‘. 2 February 2014. New Mandala.
– ‘Extending a hand or raising a fist to the state?‘. 23 January 2014. Open Security.
– ‘Thailand’s opposition rejects elections‘. 30 December 2013. Electoral Integrity Blogspot.
– ‘Cambodian civil society keeps an eye on the election amidst widespread irregularities (The 2013 Cambodian Election, Part 2)‘. 28 July 2013. Electoral Integrity Blogspot.
– ‘The 2013 Cambodian election, Part 1: The menu of strategic manipulation‘. 25 July 2013. Electoral Integrity Blogspot.

 

TEACHING

Research Design (University of Sydney, 1/ 2017), lab sessions
Introduction to Comparative Politics
(University of Sydney, 1/ 2017), tutorial
Dilemmas of development in Southeast Asia (University of Sydney, 1/ 2014), tutorial
Social Science Research Methods (Thammasat University, 2/2010; 2/2011; 2/2012), seminar
Politics of International Development (Thammasat University, 2/2010; 2/2011; 2/2012), lecture
Human Security (Thammasat University, 1/2011; 1/2012), lecture

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

Journal article review
– New Media & Society
– Political Psychology
– Government Information Quarterly
– Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
– Nordic Journal of Human Rights
– Regional & Federal Studies
– Southeast Review of Asian Studies

Conference organizing
– Pre-APSA Workshop ‘Protecting Electoral Security & Voting Rights: The 2016 U.S. Elections in Comparative Perspective’, San Francisco , August 2016
– ECPR EIP panel ‘Strengthening integrity through electoral reforms’, Prague, September 2016
– Pre-IPSA EIP/IDEA Workshop ‘Contentious elections, conflict and regime transitions’, Poznań , July 2016
– Australian Political Studies Association annual conference, University of Sydney, September 2014
– Workshop ‘Challenges of Electoral Integrity in Asia-Pacific’, University of Sydney, September 2014
– Workshop ‘Challenges of Electoral Integrity in Southeast Asia’, Chulalongkorn University, August 2013
– Workshop ‘Concepts and Indices of Electoral Integrity’, Harvard University, June 2013
– First International Conference on International Relations and Development, Thammasat University, July 2011

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

– European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
– European Political Science Association (EPSA)
– Australian Political Science Association (AusPSA): Political Organisations and Participation Research Group; Quantitative Methods Research Group
– American Political Science Association (APSA): Section 18: Information Technology and Politics; Section 38: Political Communication
– International Political Science Association (IPSA): RC10: Electronic Democracy (board member); RC13: Democratization in Comparative Perspective
– Sydney Democracy Network (SDN) associate

 

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANCIES

2015      UNDP, ‘Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Workshop‘ Model Curriculum
2015      Hanns-Seidel Foundation, ‘Electoral Integrity in Africa‘
2014      Friedrich-Naumann Foundation, ‘Wahlbeobachtung durch den Schwarm. Wie durch crowdsourced election monitoring eine neue Norm der Bürgerbeteiligung in Südostasien entsteht’
2006     Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, ‘Agenda-setting in the Darfur crisis‘