Thongchai Winichakul

Winichakul was a prominent leader of the student movement in Thailand in the 1970. He was arrested and charged with being a communist, a rebel, and killing policeman in the massacre of student demonstrators at Thammasat University in 1976. His case was dropped in the amnesty of 1978. He has since turned to academic life and in 1988 received his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. He is currently assistant professor of Southeast Asian history at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.