Rasmi Shoocongdej

Rasmi Shoocongdej (BA, Silpakorn University, MA-PhD, University of Michigan) is an associate professor of Archaeology and a former chair of the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.  She is currently a Director of Graduate Study in Cultural Resource Management Program. Her areas of interest include Late-to Post-Pleistocene forager in the tropics, Southeast Asian Prehistory, Cave archaeology, Public education, and Heritage Management.  Her experiences include northern, western, central, and southern Thailand, Cambodia, southwestern USA and southern Turkey.  Presently, she is a principle investigator of project entitled Interaction between prehistoric population and environment in highland Pang Mapha, Mae Hong Son province, northwestern Thailand.  She is an advisory board on Southeast Asian Archaeology for World Archaeology Journal, Silpakorn International Journal and an advisory board of Asian Perspectives Journal.  Rasmi Actively involves in archaeological developments and activities in Thailand and Southeast Asia.  For instance, she was elected as a senior representative for Southeast Asian and the Pacific Region in the World Achaeological Congress Council  (1998-2012), and executive committee of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (2004-2008).  She is also an expert member of International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM),  ICOMOS (2010-present).  Apart than professional service. she has also been intensively devoted herself of teaching archaeology and worked closely with the local communities and Thai general public on heritage protections and archaeological education.