Out of Africa: African migrants in Thailand
This is a writing and publication project undertaken as a result of my collaboration with colleagues at the Asian Migration Research Center at Chulalongkorn University. Professor Supang Chantavanich and I are co-editing a special issue of the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal to present exploratory research on migration from different African countries to Thailand.
While there is a growing literature on migration from Africa to China, there is virtually no publications on Africans in Thailand. The collection will include several articles written both by emerging and senior scholars who conducted empirical research with refugees from Somalia living in Bangkok; African footballers playing for Thai football leagues; and gem traders doing business in Chantaburi.