Dr. Matthew Mullen

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Dr. Matthew Mullen

Lecturer: IHRP MA (International Program) & PhD (International Program)

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Phone: (66) 2-441-0813 ex. 2126




EDUCATION

  • PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand, 2013
  • Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Development, Mahidol University, Thailand, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice focus International Studies, University of Nebraska, USA, 2007


RESEARCH AND EXPERTISE

  • Oppression and resistance
  • Transitional justice
  • Structural and cultural violence
  • Human rights of non-citizens
  • The human right to play
  • Business and human rights
  • Human rights in Burma/Myanmar


Adjunct/Committee Positions

Steering Committee, Southeast Asia Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) (December 2011 – Present)

Steering Committee, Master of Human Rights and Democratization, Sydney University (December 2011 – Present)

Adjunct Lectureship at:

Webster University, MA International Relations (2013 – Present)

Bangkok University, BA Business (Business and Human Rights Unit: 2013 - Present)


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Editorial Board, Annals of Social Science Research, Thailand (2014-Present)

Lecturer, Research Assistant & Thesis Adviser, IHRP, Mahidol University, Thailand (2011-Present)

Lecturer, Internship Coordinator & Steering Committee Member, Asia Pacific Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation Program, University of Sydney, Australia/Thailand (2011-Present)

Steering Committee, Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN), (2011-Present)

Writer & Operations Consultant, Nebraska Press Associate, USA (2205-Present)

Academic Committee Member, Thammasat University Review, Thailand (2011-2012)

Human Rights Fellow & Project Consultant, Karen Human Rights Group, Thailand (2011)

Research Associate, Culture and Rights Project, Princess Maha Chakri Siringhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC), Thailand (2011)

Conflict Monitor, Peace Outreach, Field Researcher & Peace Negotiator, Peace Mission in Deep-South Thailand: Pattani, Naratiwat & Yala, Research Center for Peace Building, Mahidol University, Thailand (2010)

Study Mission Participant, National Newspaper Associate, Vietnam, Taiwan & Hong Kong (2007)


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Mullen, Matthew. 2016. “Human Rights and Peace Studies: Clashing Cultures.” Journal of Human Rights and Peace Studies. Vol. 1 Issues 1, June – December 2015.

Mullen, Matthew. 2015. “Managing Expectations in NLD-led Myanmar.” E-International Relations. 18 December 2015.

Mullen, Matthew and Purwo Santoso and JoashTapiheru and Elisabeth Valiente-Riedl. 2015.“Market Might in Factory Asia: The Struggle to Protect Labour.”The Impact of Economic Crisis and Foreign Debt on Human Rights. Ed.  VahanBournazian. EIUC. Global Campus of Human Rights Research Progra: Lido, Italy.

Mullen, Matthew. 2015. “Reassessing the Focus of Transitional Justice: The Need to Move Structural and Cultural Violence to the Centre,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs. September 2015. Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 462-479.

Matthew Mullen. 2015. Recommendations for the U.S. National Action Plan for Responsible Business. Posted on International Corporate Accountability Roundtable’s US National Action Plan Portal. January 2015.

Matthew Mullen. 2014. Mainstreaming the Human Right to Play in ASEAN. Right to Play Thailand. Released September 2014.

Matthew Mullen. 2014. “Getting Serious about the Human Right to Play.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science. 31 July 2014.

Matthew Mullen. 2013. “Brokering for Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar.” Amplifying the Voices: Human Rights and Peace in Southeast Asia Series 3. Ed. Azmi Sharom. Southeast Asia Human Rights Studies Network: Bangkok.

Matthew Mullen. 2013. “Culture and Rights for Urban Minorities in Bangkok.” Co-authored with Mike Hayes. Rights to Culture: Heritage, Language, and Community in Thailand. Ed. Coeli Barry. Silkworm Press.

Matthew Mullen. 2013. “Reassessing the Focus of Transitional Justice: The Need to Move Structural and Cultural Violence to the Centre,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 11 March 2013.

Matthew Mullen. 2012. Co-Authored with Mike Hayes and Camilla Buzzi. Report: Education in Transition: A Preliminary Study of Capacity Development for Civil Society Actors in Burma/Myanmar. Report commissioned by SIDA.

Matthew Mullen. 2010. “Empirically Understanding the Causal Link: Proof that Human Rights Violations Caused the Chiapas Conflict.” Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal. Volume 3, 2010 No. 1 and 2.

Matthew Mullen. 2010. “Preparing for Judgment and the Prospect of Change: Approaching the 2011 Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council.” International NGO Journal. Vol. 5 (6) pp. 133-143, July 2010.

Matthew Mullen. 2008. Co-Authored with Mike Hayes. “The Protection of People Outside their State: A Comprehensive Analysis.” The Swiss Initiative to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the UDHR.


CONFERENCE / WORSHOP PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS & CHAIRS

2015. In lieu of a state-champion: A case study of transnational labour rights struggles in Thailand. International Conference: Transnational Laoubr Rights Activism across Asia and Beyond. Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany). 17-18 September 2015.

2015. Mullen, Matthew and PurwoSantoso and JoashTapiheru and Elisabeth Valiente-Riedl.2015.Market Dependency in Factory Asia: The Struggle to Protect Labour. Paper for Global Classroom EIUC Lido (Venice), Italy. 11th - 15th May 2015.

2015. Mullen, Matthew and YaTu and Elliott Prasse-Freeman. “Vulnerability Shifts in a Transitioning Myanmar.” The 3rd Annual International Conference on NEW VOICES IN GLOBAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING 2015: Reducing Inequities. March 6, 2015 at Amari Don Muang Airport Hotel, Thailand.

2013. Discussant. “CSR, Consumer Protection and ASEAN Institutional Reform.” 3rd International Conference on International Relations and Development. Chulalongkorn University. 22-23 August 2013.

2013. Paper and Presentation: “Locating Substance in Human Rights Policies.” Business and Human Rights: Co-organized by Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and Norwegian Center for Human Rights, University of Oslo. Hanoi – 28-28 June 2013.

2012. Panel Chair. The Second International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia, October 17-18, 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia.

2012. Seminar Chair. Australian-Thai Institute, Seminar on Democracy and Democratization, September 2012

2012. Paper and Presentation, “Brokering for Rights in Burma/Myanmar.” The Second International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia, Jakarta Indonesia. October 17-18, 2012.

2011. Paper and Presentation. “Exploring the Analytical Usefulness of a Versatile Framework: An Experimental Comparative Ranking of Asian Human Security Concerns.” The 4th International Conference on Human Rights and Human Development – Critical Connections: Human Rights, Human Development and Human Security. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 18-19 August 2011.

2011. Co-Authored with Professor Coeli Barry. “The Malleability of Human Rights: The Case of Thailand’s Global Human Rights Standing in a Time of Domestic Political Crisis.” 1st International Conference on International Relations and Development. Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, 19-20 May 2011.

2009. Forum Paper and Presentation. “An Investigation of Proposals to Improve the United Nations Human Rights Council: Structural Reform and Reconceptualizing Efforts of State and Non-State Actors.” Critical Connections: Human Rights Development Studies, and the Social Sciences. October 8th 2009 Salaya Pavilion Hotel, Thailand.

Book Chapters

2016. Mullen, Matthew.  “The Pursuit of Substantive Corporate Human Rights Policies.” Duties Across Borders. Advancing Human Rights in Transnational Business. Eds. Bård A. Andreassen and Vó Khánh Vinh. Intersatia Publishing.

2015. Mullen, Matthew. “Preface.” Investigating Human Rights Practice in Asia. Matthew Mullen Ed. Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies. Mahidol University.

2013. Mullen, Matthew.  “Brokering for Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar.” Amplifying the Voices: Human Rights and Peace in Southeast Asia Series 3.Ed. AzmiSharom. Southeast Asia Human Rights Studies Network: Bangkok.

2013. Hayes, Mike and Mullen, Matthew.  “Culture and Rights for Urban Minorities in Bangkok.” Rights to Culture: Heritage, Language, and Community in Thailand. Ed. Coeli Barry.Silkworm Press.

Commissioned Reports

2015. Mullen, Matthew. Recommendations for the U.S. National Action Plan for Responsible Business.Posted on International Corporate Accountability Roundtable’s US National Action Plan Portal. January 2015.

2014. Mullen, Matthew. Mainstreaming the Human Right to Play in ASEAN. Right to Play Thailand.Released September 2014.

2012. Hayes, Mike and Matthew Mullen and Camilla Buzzi. Education in Transition: A Preliminary Study of Capacity Development for Civil Society Actors in Burma/Myanmar. Report commissioned by SIDA, Authored with Mike Hayes and Camilla Buzzi, Published February 2012.

2008. Hayes, Mike and Matthew Mullen and Alexandra Johns. “The Protection of People Outside their State: A Comprehensive Analysis.” Swiss Initiative to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the UDHR. Available at: www.udhr60.ch.

Books

2015. Mullen, Matthew (Ed). Investigating Human Rights Practice in Asia. Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies. Mahidol University.

2015. Mullen, Matthew. Pathways that Changed Myanmar: From Bullets to Bribery. Zed Books [release forthcoming].


COURSES

  • HPHP 613: Conflict and Security (PhD International Program)
  • HPHR 510: Practical Skills for Human Rights Practitioners (MA International Program)
  • HPHR 501: International Human Rights Standards (MA International Program)