The Hague Colloquium on the Future of Legal Identity

Civil Registration Centre for Development, The Hague and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, Johannesburg

Amanda Flaim

Center for Population Health and Aging

Amanda Flaim, a Development Sociologist and specialist in Southeast Asian Studies from Cornell University, is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University in the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Duke Population Research Institute and the Social Science Research Institute. She has served as a lead research consultant on statelessness for UNESCO in Thailand for UNHCR. Her chapter, "Problems of Evidence, Evidence of Problems: Expanding Citizenship and Reproducing Statelessness among Highlanders in Northern Thailand," is available in the forthcoming volume Citizenship in Question: Evidentiary Encounters with Blood, Birthright, and Bureaucracy (Lawrance and Stevens, eds). She has a forthcoming article in Comparative Education Review, where she reveals the perpetual inadequacies of human rights frameworks to resolve problems of exclusion from schooling among stateless populations. Her dissertation, "No Land’s Man: Sovereignty, Legal Status, and the Production of Statelessness among Highlanders in Northern Thailand" (2015), is available through Cornell University Libraries.