Chairat Polmuk

Chairat Polmuk is a lecturer at the Department of Thai, Chulalongkorn University, where he teaches Southeast Asian languages and literature, cultural theory, and media studies. He received a PhD in Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture from Cornell University. His research focuses on affective and intermedial aspects of post-Cold War literature and visual culture, especially in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. He is a member of the editorial collective of Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia.


Portraits of Flowers

This year’s C-MAP seminar series, Transversal Orientations, comprised four panels that took place on Zoom in June 2021. This essay reflects on Looking Sideways, the first panel in the seminar series featuring Sorawit Songsataya, Corina L. Apostol, and Ruth Simbao.