Oh Su-Ann

Dr Oh Su-Ann
Visiting Fellow
  • 0Myanmar Studies Programme0
Research Interest
Myanmar, ethnic politics and conflict, borderlands, education, refugees

Researcher’s Profile

As a member of the Myanmar Studies Group, I research and write about ethnic politics and conflict, and borderlands in Myanmar. I am also the managing editor of SOJOURN, a journal devoted to the study of social and cultural issues in Southeast Asia and one of the flagship publications of the Regional Social Cultural Studies programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. I also convene the seminar series funded by the KAS, The Politics of Art in Southeast Asia.


Current Research

I am working on two research projects. The first is about time and the future in refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border. I am currently writing a book and several journal articles for this project, which is the culmination of fifteen years of research on education and life in these refugee camps. The second project is an examination of the aspirations of Rohingya students in Malaysia given the limited resources and opportunities they face.


Selected Publications

  • Karen Education and Boundary-Making at the Thai-Burmese Borderland with Melanie Walker and Hayso Thako. Journal of Borderland Studies, 2019
  • The Rohingya Crisis, Two Years After: Impasses and Deadlocks. ISEAS Perspective, 2019
  • Education; A Micro-theatre of Ethnic Politics and the Peace Process in Myanmar with Melanie Walker and Hayso Thako. ISEAS Perspective, 2019
  • The Moral Economy of the Myawaddy-Mae Sot border in the Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands, edited by Horstmann Alexander , Saxer Martin , Rippa Alessandro, 2018