Anan Ganjanapan

The lecturer of Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science, Chiang Mai University. He is interested in Economic Anthropology, Resource Management and Development, Resource Management and Ownership System Development and Land Tenure.

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Professor Anan Ganjanapan, Ph.D. graduated in Political Science (with honor) from Thammasat University, and continued his study in Master of Arts (Southeast Asian History) and in Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology) from Cornell University, the United States.

Professor Anan Ganjanapan started his career as lecturer in the department of sociology and anthropology, Faculty of Social Science, Chiang Mai University on June 10, 1976. He gained royal endorsement for the position of professor on August 14, 2003. He had worked in the government service until the age of 65 years old. He took the position of the department chief in 1988-1991 and in 1994-1996.

Professor Anan Ganjanapan has studied and is expert in agricultural society, civil movement and resource management. He is proficient of lecture and of giving advices to students in undergraduate and graduate programs. He had continuously conducted researches and published 21 articles in international journals and 29 articles in national journals. He also wrote books and textbooks in anthropology.

As member of National Council of Research, Professor Anan Ganjanapan practiced as appraiser of research projects and academic works in various universities. He is always invited as guest lecturer in national and international congresses, and rewarded from several institutions, Great Research Award from National Council of Research in 1997, Senior Research Philosopher Award Office of Thailand Research Funds in 1998, Best Lecturer from University Lecturer Council of Thailand in 2003 and Honorary Award from Toyota and Thammasat University Foundation (TTF Award) in 2009.



Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai University Library Database. Professor Ph.D. Anan Ganjanapan. Article. Chiang Mai University’s Historical Development Hall (Pin Mala Art Hall). [web]. (accessed 11 September 2014)

Educational background

1984 – Doctor’s Degree (Anthropology) Cornell University, U.S.A.

1980 – Master’s Degree (Anthropology) Cornell University, U.S.A.

1976 – Master’s Degree (Southeast Asia History) Cornell University, U.S.A.

1970 - B.P.S. (honor) Thammasat University
Academic titlesProfessor
InstitutionSociology and Anthropology Department, faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University
Fields of interestEconomic anthropology, Environmental management
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PublisherPrincess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (Public Organization)
LicenseCreative Commons
SubjectAnthropology, Economic Anthropology
CreatorPrincess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (Public Organization)