Janit Feangfu

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Janit Feangfu specializes in modern and contemporary Thai literature and Cultural Studies. Her research interests include Cold War literature, the portrayal of cross-cultural contact, gender, social and cultural issues in literature, food memoirs and contemporary Isan (Northeastern) Literature.

Her love of popular culture and narrative in all forms inspires her research as well as language teaching and learning.



Janit completed her PhD in Thai Cultural Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2011 on a scholarship from the Harvard-Yenching Institute. Her PhD research investigated the "desire to be modern" of the Siamese/Thai state from the mid-nineteenth century to the modern era and the relationship between the modern environment and gender and sexuality in Cold War Thai literature.



BA (Chulalongkorn), MA (Thammasat), PhD (SOAS)

Education/Academic qualification

English, Bachelor, Chulalongkorn University

South East Asian Studies, PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies

English Language and Literature, Master, Thammasat University


  • PI Oriental languages and literatures
  • Cold War Literature
  • DS Asia

Expertise Areas

  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality
  • South-East Asian Languages (excl. Indonesian)
  • South-East Asian Literature (excl. Indonesian)


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