Wichitra Jantawong

Chiang Mai University

Received Sylff Fellowship in 2016
Academic supervisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Malee Sitthikriengkrai
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Current affiliation: Center for Ethnic Studies and Development, Chiang Mai University

My name is Wichitra Jantawong, or everyone knows me as Winnie. I live in Chiang Mai province in the north of Thailand. I am majoring in Ethnicity and Development, Faculty of Social Science at Chiang Mai University. My thesis topic is “Bodily Practices and the Power of Tattooing among Ethnic Groups in Northern Thailand” by focusing on changing the meaning of tattooing in a social, economic, and globalization.

I am a Sylff fellows for 2016 and have been setting up the media training for the ethnics’ youth from March 16-18, 2018 at DDP (Dara-ang Development Project) in Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai. There were 15 participants who are from 3 different ethnic groups (Dara-ang, Shan and KonMuang), 4 special speakers and 4 staffs. The main purpose of this training is to train them how to create and use both of photography and motion techniques as a reflection of the ethnic groups’ perspective. At the end of the training, we asked all participants to write down the feedback how they like or dislike the training and the future plan. We have found that they were really enjoyed and thought it is very useful for them. They also told us that they hope we could keep continuing this project. So we created facebook group for everyone who participated in this training to share their assignments, pictures and also their daily life to keep it update.


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