Patcharaviral is interested in transnational history in the twentieth century, especially the Cold War period. Her Master's thesis investigated the nature of the independent actors in the Cold War by exploring the Indian experience as a champion of non-aligned policy which benefited from cooperation with both the West and the East. Her research touches upon a broad range of topics including decolonisation, ideology and self-imagery of the state, modernity, foreign policy, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), development and foreign aid.
Supervisors: Jagjeet Lally and Mike Charney
Working title: 'Circumventing the Cold War Divisions: the Indo-Thai Relations 1947-1960'
Expected completion date: 2022
Since October 2019 Patcharaviral has acted as a Postgraduate Research Representative in the UCL History Department.
Patcharaviral has been invited to give lectures on various aspects of modern Indian history at Chulalongkorn University and Thammasat University, Bangkok. Her research is fully funded by the Royal Thai Government Scholarship Program for the Humanities and the Social Sciences.
- Asian Linguist (Thai) for UN Women Disinformation Project, February - June 2021
- Interview, The Potential, 31 May 2021
- Interview, The Humans of UCL, 28 November 2018
Conference papers and presentations
- ‘Circumventing the Cold War Divisions: the 25 Centuries of Buddhism and Angulimala (1960)’, Boris Melnichenko & Sergei Trifonov Memorial Readings in Thai & Laos Studies, The Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, May 2021
- ‘Circumventing the Cold War Divisions: Thailand and India in the Colombo Plan and the Bandung Conference’, The Cambridge World History Workshop, University of Cambridge, February 2021
- ‘Circumventing the Cold War Divisions: Thailand and India in the South-to-South Diplomatic Space’, The International Conference on the 65th Anniversary of Southeast Asia Languages Studies in Russia, The Department of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg. September 2020.
- ‘Panchsheel: an alternative code of conduct in the international order?’ Transnational Disruptions: decline, renewal or change? LSE History Graduate Conference 2020—organised in association with the UCL Centre for Transnational History. (Postponed due to COVID-19). March 2020.
- ‘Circumventing the Cold War Divisions: Thailand and India in the South-to-South Diplomatic Space’. This paper won the Outstanding SACC2020 Oral Presentation Award in the Field of Humanities and Law. SACC2020 by Samaggi Samagon under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King and the Royal Thai Embassy, London. February 2020.
- ‘Changing Interpretations of the 1955 Bandung Conference’. ICHRC Annual Conference 2019, London. June 2019.
- ‘Nehru’s Internationalism: Peace, the UN, and the Non-Aligned Movement’. St. Antony College, University of Oxford. February 2017.
- The Outstanding SACC2020 Oral Presentation Award in the Field of Humanities and Law. SACC2020 by Samaggi Samagon under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King and the Royal Thai Embassy, London.
- Arts and Humanities Running-Up Prize. UCL Doctoral School Research Poster Competition 2019.