Author: ADMIN

  • WE ARE HIRING

    Social Media Intern | Deadline: April 18th, 2021. The Tea Leaf Center is recruiting a social media intern to support translation, editing online posts, graphic designing, and other similar projects. The social media intern will help with the planning of social media posts/campaigns to increase visibility and gain more interaction from target groups with the Tea Leaf Center. The intern is also responsible for the translation of contents from English to Burmese and/or Thai and vice versa to reach wider audience in Southeast Asia Region. This position will be part-time, with flexibility of working remotely according to the Tea Leaf Center’s policy.

  • Coup

    VOICES FROM A COUP series: I write this in urgency, unsure of whether I will be stripped of my freedom and my life.  But if I were to vanish, I hope this piece will help other parts of the world.

  • Coup Government’s Coercive Mechanisms Meet the Voices of Protesters

    VOICES FROM A COUP series: General Min Aung Hlaing, head of the government installed by the coup, said conducting a coup was “inevitable” (Sai Wanna, 2021). The coup was conducted to take power from the re-elected government of Daw Aung San Su Kyi’s National League of Democracy Party due to the state of emergency (Myanmar Now, 2021a) under the Section 417 of the 2008 Constitution, which focuses on the loss of national solidarity, sovereignty and the rise of insurgency, violence and other impacts.

  • Coup and Tatmadaw Party Nexus: Social Responses and Repercussions

    VOICES FROM A COUP series: The Burma/Myanmar military, Tatmadaw, has conducted four coups since 1958. The first coup was activated by the Tatmadaw leader, General Ne Win, in 1958 while U Nu, the head of Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League government (AFPFL), ruled the country.

  • Year in Review 2020

    Dear friends of the Tea Leaf Center, We don’t need to mention what a crazy year it’s been. When we last sent a newsletter, in May 2020, we were still enthusiastically transitioning our work online. The shine quickly wore off all the digital possibilities, and like many people we (Aileen and Jon) laid low and […]

  • WE ARE HIRING

    Job Description: Research Assistant Deadline: December 11 For Thai nationals only How to Apply Send the following application materials to info@thetealeafcenter.org with the subject line “Research Assistant” by December 11 (applications will be reviewed when received and a decision may be made before the deadline): CV/resume; Cover letter explaining relevant experience and reasons for applying; […]

  • Year in Review 2019

    This journey that we started began as a quiet discussion on supporting local researchers. We wanted our colleagues’ voices heard, their opinions considered, and their own expertise recognized. These discussions turned into bigger ideas, that turned into research support, that became the Tea Leaf Center. For us, the Tea Leaf Center is an opportunity to […]

  • #TeaLeafEthics:

    The rains finally died down as people trickled into Pansuriya Gallery. The group was diverse, a mix of community and academic researchers representing local and international perspectives. There were health professionals, human rights advocates, land researchers, environmental scientists, independent researchers, as well as MA and PhD students that attended. Some people came to the table […]

  • Who Are We Protecting?

    *By an anonymous PhD student In November last year, a British PhD student – Matthew Hedges – was arrested and sentenced to life in prison, accused of spying for the British government while on a research trip in the UAE. Though he was pardoned and released a week later, the incident managed to stoke the […]

  • Researching While Female

    I had one of my most interesting conversations about consciously manipulating gender expectations in 2015 during a research trip with a colleague.  Over terrible coffee and hotel-buffet mohinga, my colleague, a fierce Kachin woman, was telling me about how she chose her clothes for an interview based on what she wanted to convey. She wore […]