Dr Susan Conway, BA, MA, PhD, FRGS, FRSA

Email address: s.conway@associate.ids.ac.uk

Institutional Affiliation: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex UK


Major Interests: Northern Thai and Shan material culture. Author of books and papers on culture and royalty in Lan Na (north Thailand) and Shan State up to the dissolution of the regional courts. Professor, New School University, New York (Southeast Asian Studies), Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on Shan culture. Lecturer at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. Curated museum exhibitions dealing with issues of ethnicity “Dress and Identity” power and the courts of inland Southeast Asia “Power Dressing”, Advisor on conservation at Shan State Buddhist University. Information at www.susanconway.com

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

Museum collections of HRH Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand supported by Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation, Bangkok. Includes cataloguing and publication

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

Susan Conway “Conflict and betrayal: negotiations at the end of British rule in the Shan States of Burma (Myanmar) in Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia (Studies in Imperialism)

(Eds) Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery, University of Sydney.” (Manchester University Press, 2020)

Conway, Susan HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Textile Collections: Symbols of Love and Respect (Amarin, 2020).


Dr Cindy McCreery
Department of History, A18 Brennan MacCallum Building, University of Sydney