Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, PhD, is an assistant professor in International Relations at Thailand's Thammasat University and co-Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA). Her most recent publications are; Humor and Nonviolent Struggle in Serbia (New York: Syracuse University Press, 2015); “Securitisation of civil resistance: the Thai junta and beyond,” Journal of Resistance Studies, vol. 1, no. 2 (2015): 85-126; and “Nonviolent action as the interplay between political contexts and ‘insider’s knowledge’: exploring Otpor’s preference for humorous protest across Serbian towns,” in Civil Resistance: Process and Practice, ed. Kurt Schock (Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2015), 59-92. While still working on the topic of nonviolent activism, she has undertaken a new research project examining police responses to street protest in Thailand, the Philippines and India.