Chanjittra Baitong Chanorn
Chanjittra Chanorn is a Ph.D.Candidate in Anthropology from Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. From 2000-2009, she worked as an economist for rural development projects emphasized on rural economic development adopted handicrafts as developing tools. Her research project focuses on the indigo culture in Northeast Thailand at a local level and examines the challenges which arise in the indigo culture as a result of globalization. Indigo culture vanished for several decades, however, it has been reintroduced, commoditized, globalized, and is being sold in national and global markets. Consequently, indigo has been transformed and it also effects the transformation the communities of its origin.