Michael Howard

Professor Emeritus

International Studies

Michael Howard

Professor Emeritus

International Studies


AB, University of Southern California
MA, Memorial University of Newfoundland
PhD, University of Western Australia

Areas of Specialization

• Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region
• Ethnic Relations
• Material Culture
• Transnationalism

Research and Teaching

• Material Culture in Southeast Asia
• Ethnic Relations in Southeast Asia
• Asian Transnationalism

Selected Publications

Cultural Revival and the Peoples of Ta Van Commune, Sa Pa, Northern Vietnam (co-editor Nong Quoc Binh). Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2013.

Textile Traditions in Contemporary Southeast Asia (editor). Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2012.

Transnationalism in Ancient and Medieval Societies: The Role of Cross-Border Trade and Travel. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.

Transnationalism and Society: An Introduction. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.

From Dashes to Dragons: The Ikat Patterned Textiles of Southeast Asia. Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2010. 

A World Between the Warps: Southeast Asia’s Supplementary Warp Textiles (Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2008).

Bark-cloth in Southeast Asia (editor) (Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2006).

Indigenous Peoples and Migrants of Northern Papua, Indonesia (co-editor with Naffi Sanggenafa) (Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2005).

The Palaung of Northern Thailand (Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2001).


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.