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.
Patcharaviral has taught as a visiting lecturer at Thammasat University, Bangkok, and Chulalongkorn University. Her research is funded by the Royal Thai Government Scholarship Program for the Humanities and the Social Sciences.
Since October 2019 Patcharaviral has acted as a Postgraduate Research Representative in the UCL History Department.
Conference papers and presentations
- ‘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.