College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Don Selby
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Anthropology

Don Selby
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 4S Room 211
Phone : 718.982.3633
Fax : 718.982.3794

Degrees :
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, The New School for Social Research
MA, McGill University
BA, Trent University

Biography / Academic Interests :
My research is set in Thailand, where I study the emergence of human rights.  Topically, my interests include the articulation of human rights with Buddhist ethics and political currents in Thailand; human trafficking and efforts to confront it; how individuals or groups mobilize everyday social conventions to bolster or undermine human rights; and how anthropologists have found innovative ways to study and understand human rights.

Scholarship / Publications :
“Experiments with Fate: Buddhist Morality and Human Rights in Thailand,” Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance ed. Roma Chatterji.  (New York, Fordham UP 2015) 128-153.

“Patronage, Face, Vulnerability: Human Rights in Thailand,” International Journal of Human Rights 16:2 2012, (378-400).

“Kat Mai Ploi:  Bite and Don’t Let Go – Motherhood and Pursuits of Justice in Thailand,” Citizenship Studies 15:6-7 2011, (711-733).

Last Updated: 01.20.2016