Dr Matthew Phillips

Dr Matthew Phillips


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Matthew is a lecturer in Modern Asian History, with specific focus on the Southeast Asian History and the culture of the Cold War. He completed his PhD at The School of Oriental and African Studies (2013) on culture and ideology in Cold War Thailand. Previously, Matthew worked for the BBC World Service, and continues to contribute to national and international media outlets.


Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Wednesday 15.00-16.00
  • Friday 13.00-14.00


Phillips, M 2017, 'Good, Clean Mourning in Thailand's Cosmopolitan Cosmos' Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, no. 22.
Phillips, M 2017, Ancient Past, Modern Ceremony: Thailand's Royal Barge Procession in Historical Context. in How the Past was Used : Historical cultures, c. 750-2000. 207 edn, vol. Proceedings of the British Academy, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 201-230.
Phillips, M 2015, Thailand in the Cold War. Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia, Taylor & Francis, Oxon.
Phillips, M 2013, 'Crafting nationalist consumption: Public Relations and the Thai Textile Movement under the People’s Party, 1932 – 1945' South East Asia Research, vol 21, no. 4, pp. 673-691. DOI: 10.5367/sear.2013.0175
Phillips, M 2012, 'US popular representations of Thailand during the Cold War' Rian Thai, vol 5.