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Janepicha Cheva-Isarakul

Janepicha Cheva-Isarakul is a Ph.D. candidate and Teaching Fellow in Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her Ph.D. ethnographic research explores lifeworlds and everyday experience of stateless youth in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Janepicha holds an M.A. in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Janepicha also has had extensive experience working in the international development sector with various organizations including International Organization for Migration (IOM), Sasin Institute for Global Affairs, Oxfam Great Britain, Ashoka Foundation, ActionAid (Thailand) and the Life Skills Development Foundation.


  • –present
    Teaching Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington


  • 2010 
    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Development Studies