Department of History

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Ph.D candidate at the division of Human Rights at the department of History.

In my research project I study human rights and political resistance in Thailand's contemporary political history. My interests are nationalism, political agency, resistance and violence, photography as sites of historical remembrance, Thailand and Southeast Asia.

Teaching first and second semester bachelor students as well as supervise student essays. Have previously worked as student counselor and course administrator at Lund University.


About the research

The working title of my Ph.D. dissertation is "Photography and the appearance of human rights in Thailand"

I study photography and engagement with photography in relation to activism for human rights in Thailand. The temporal and spatial point of departure is the 1970s poltiical and violent events in Bangkok, but the thesis also discusses contemporary photography that engages with questions concerning state violence and the production of impunity - a phenomenon with a long history. The main question quiding this project is the relationship between photography and the appearance of a subject of human rights in the Thai political order. 


Articles (2)
Book chapters (3)
Conference contributions (2)
Reviews (2)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)
Newspaper articles (4)

Research portal (Lund University)

Karin Zackari

Unit Administrator, Directory Administrator, Health and Safety Representative
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Department of History

Doctoral Student
Human Rights Studies
Department of History

Contact information

E-mail karin.zackarimrs.luse

Phone +46 46 222 37 78

Visiting address
Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund (directory administrator, health and safety representative, unit administrator)
Helgonavägen 3, Lund (doctoral student)

Postal address
Box 118, 221 00 Lund (directory administrator, health and safety representative, unit administrator)
Box 192, 221 00 Lund (doctoral student)

Internal post code
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30 (doctoral student)

Mobile +46 70 650 74 32

Room LUX:A231