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Dr ELINOFF Eli

Designation:Postdoctoral Fellow
Department:Asia Research Institute
Organisation:National University of Singapore
Organisation Address:NUS Bukit Timah Campus, Tower Block
Office:08-23A
Telephone:6516 7787
Fax:6779 1428
Email:arieae@nus.edu.sg
Status: Staff
 

Curriculum Vitae:
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Brief Write-Up on Proposed Work:

While at ARI, Dr Elinoff will continue the research he began during his dissertation, deepening his attention on practices of participatory design and histories of urban struggle in Northeastern Thailand. He will also begin preliminary work on a new project examining the political ecologies of concrete in Bangkok.

 
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  Introduction:

Dr. Eli Asher Elinoff has commenced a one-year appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Asian Urbanisms Cluster with effect from 16 December 2013.

Dr Elinoff received his BA (Anthropology) from University of Colorado, Boulder, and MA and PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego in June 2013.

His research focuses on citizenship, emerging political practices, notions of sustainability, and contestations over urban development in Thailand. His dissertation, Architectures of Citizenship: Democracy, Development, and the Politics of Participation in Thailand’s Railway Communities, considers these themes through an ethnographic analysis of the implementation of new forms of participatory urban planning in squatter settlements in the growing northeastern Thai city of Khon Kaen. In 2012, he co-edited a special focus issue of South East Asia Research that explored Northeastern Thailand’s political transformations. He also has a forthcoming article in Political and Legal Anthropology Review that examines the politics of sustainable development and the “Sufficiency Economy.”