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Alexandra Denes, PhD
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Education profile:     
  • PhD Anthropology (Cornell University, 2006)
  • MA International Studies (University of Oregon, 1998)
Teaching Roles and Responsibilities:
BA and MA in Social Science (International Program)
Research Interests:
  • Critical heritage studies, memory, visual culture, cultural rights, ethnicity, nationalism, community-based heritage management, performance
Journal Articles
  1. Denes, Alexandra. Folklorizing Northern Khmer Identity in Thailand: Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Production of “Good Culture.” Sojourn Journal of Issues in Southeast Asia. March 2015, (forthcoming).
  2. Denes, Alexandra, Paritta Chalermpow Koanantakool, Peter Davis, Christina Kreps, Kate Hennessy, Marilena Alivizatou and Michelle L. Stefano, 2013. Critical Reflections on Safeguarding Culture: The Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Field School in Lamphun, Thailand. Heritage & Society. Spring 2013, 6:1.  
Book Chapters
  1. Denes, Alexandra. 2013. “Mapping Living Heritage at the Phnom Rung Historical Park: Identifying and Safeguarding the Local Meanings of a National Heritage Site,” In Protecting Siam’s Heritage, edited by Chris Baker. Journal of the Siam Society and Silkworm Press.
  2. Denes, Alexandra. 2013. “Trees of Offering: The Salak Yom Festival in Lamphun Province, Thailand,” In Enlightened Ways: The Many Streams of Buddhist Art in Thailand. Singapore: Asian Civilizations Museum.
  3. Denes, Alexandra and Tiamsoon Sirisrisak. 2013. “A Rights-Based Approach to Cultural Heritage Management at the Phanom Rung Historical Park in Northeast Thailand,” In Rights in Culture: Language, Heritage, Community and Belonging in Thailand, edited by Coeli Barry.  Chiang Mai: Silkworm Press.
  4. Denes, Alexandra. 2012. “The Revitalization of Khmer Ethnic Identity in Thailand: Empowerment or  Confinement?” In The Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia, edited by Tim Winter and Patrick Daly, 168-181, Routledge Press.
  5. Denes, Alexandra. 2012. “Acquiring the Tools for Safeguarding Intangible Heritage: Lessons from an ICH Field School in Lamphun, Thailand,” InSafeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, edited by Peter Davis, Gerard Corsane, and Michelle Stefano. Newcastle: Heritage Matters Series, Boydell & Brewer Press.
  6. Denes, Alexandra. 2009. "The Provincial Encompassment of Ethnic Difference in Thailand,” In ความโกลาหลของวัฒนธรรมศึกษา [The Chaos of Cultural Studies] by Kasem Penphinan, Ratana Tosakul and Alexandra Denes. Bangkok: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre.


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B.A. in Social Science (Inter.), CMU

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