Kriangsak Teerakowitkajorn

Kriangsak is the founder and Director of Just Economy and Labor Institute (JELI). He is a strategic researcher and independent scholar trained as an economist, labor geographer, and trainer for social change. His work is concerned with Thai political economy, Asian labor activism, workers’ empowerment, gender equality and labor, and the future of work. In the past decade, he has worked extensively with labor movements in Thailand and Southeast Asia. He is also a co-producer and co-host of the Asian Labor Review podcast, The Content of Resistance, highlighting labor struggles and resistance across Asia.

His recent research includes “Centering the agency of women in Thailand’s platform-based care economy (2022)”, funded by International Development Research Center in Canada. Holding a Ph.D. in Labour Geographies from Syracuse University, he served as a research consultant for several international organizations including the ILO and Oxfam.