Dr. Nyi Nyi Kaw (Research Associate)
S.H. (University of Jember), M.A. (Gadjah Mada University), LL.M. (Lancaster University), Ph.D. (SOAS)

Designation     :  Research Associate
Qualification   :  Ph.D (UNSW)
School                :  Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Email                    : ;

Research Interests
Thematic Interests     :  Society, religion, nationalism, identity, human rights, law, citizenship, social movements, democratization, and constitutional politics
Countries of Interest   :  Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, and Sri Lanka
Region of Interest                :  Southeast Asia
Language Skills                :  Burmese (native); English (fluent); and Indonesian (intermediate)

Proffesional Experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Aug 2016-Dec 2018)
Centre for Asia Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Lecturer (Jan-May 2018) (Joint Appointment)
Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

Consultant/Interim Coordinator of Myanmar Constitution Centre Project (Jan-Jul 2016) International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance


University of New South Wales PhD (2015)

  • Fields: Politics; International Relations; Human Rights; Nationalism; Democratization
  • Regional Focus: Southeast Asia, especially Myanmar
  • Thesis title: Understanding causes of human rights violations: A case study of the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar

Sydney University
Masters of Human Rights & Democratization (Asia Pacific) (2012) (Distinction)

  • Fields: Human Rights; Democratization
  • Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, especially Southeast Asia and MyanmarNanyang Technological University Master of Science (2008)
  • Fields: International Political Economy; Development
  • Regional Focus: Southeast Asia, especially MyanmarYangon Institute of Economics
    Master of Development Studies (2005-07)

    • All but dissertation
    • 1.75-year Coursework completedYangon University
      Diploma in International Relations (2005) (Summa cum Laude)University of Computer Studies, Yangon
      Bachelor of Computer Technology (2003)