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.
Conference papers and presentations
'Neruvian internationalism 1950-1964: peace, the UN, and the Non-Aligned Movement', South Asia Seminar, South Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford University, February 2017