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Ruji Auethavornpipat

PhD (International Relations), Senior Research Fellow
Tel. +49 (6221) 482-275

Main Fields of Research:

Norm Contestation; Migration Governance; Migrant Protection; Human Trafficking; Social Movement

Academic Career:

Senior Research Fellow, MAGGI Research Group, (January 2022 -)

Lecturer, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University (July 2019 - December 2021)


Doctor of Philosophy (International Relations), Australian National University

Master of Arts (Pacific and Asian Studies), University of Victoria, Canada

Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Political Science and Pacific and Asian Studies), University of Victoria, Canada

Recent Publications

  • Norm contestation and the weakening of migrant fisher protection in Thailand. In: Global Constitutionalism 11(2), 249-273 (2022).
  • Hate speech and discrimination as mundane violence against Rohingya refugees during COVID-19. In: Global Responsibility to Protect 0, 0-0 (forthcoming).
  • Indonesia's promotion of UN migrant protection norms in ASEAN. In: Pacific Affairs 95(1), 75-97 (2022).
  • Translating sustainable fishing norms: the EU’s external relations with Ghana. In: Third World Quarterly 42(11), 2593-2610 (2021).
  • Explaining the lack of change in Southeast Asia: The practice of migrant worker rights in the 'ASEAN migration field'. In: International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 5(3), 153-171 (2019).
  • Assessing regional cooperation: ASEAN states, migrant worker rights and norm socialization in Southeast Asia. In: Global Change, Peace & Security 29(2), 129-143 (2017).

Working Papers

  • The Multiplication of Authorities in Global Governance Institutions. A Research Agenda. MPIL Research Paper Series, 2022 (with Janne Mende, Marie Lohrum, Fumie Nakamura).

Further Publications


Visting Fellow, Department of International Relations, Australian National University

Visiting Fellow, Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bamberg

Visiting Fellow, East-West Center in Washington, DC

Visiting Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta

Visiting Researcher, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore