Dr Matthew Phillips

Dr Matthew Phillips


Southeast Asia Research Analyst

Department Director of Marketing Recruitment & Admissions

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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


Good, Clean Mourning in Thailand's Cosmopolitan CosmosPhillips, M. 2017 In : Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia.22
Ancient Past, Modern Ceremony: Thailand's Royal Barge Procession in Historical ContextPhillips, M. 2017 How the Past was Used : Historical cultures, c. 750-2000.207 ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Vol. Proceedings of the British Academy, p. 201-23029 p.
Thailand in the Cold WarPhillips, M. 2015 Oxon: Taylor & Francis. 234 p. (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)
Crafting nationalist consumption: Public Relations and the Thai Textile Movement under the People’s Party, 1932 – 1945Phillips, M. 2013 In : South East Asia Research.21, 4, p. 673-69119 p.
US popular representations of Thailand during the Cold WarPhillips, M. 2012 In : Rian Thai.5