Songkhun Nillasithanukroh

Sunny Nillasithanukroh
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Songkhun (Sunny) Nillasithanukroh was named Assistant Professor for the Clinton School of Public Service in July 2024 after serving as a postdoctoral researcher in the Clinton School’s Open Governance Lab during the 2023-24 academic year.

Nillasithanukroh will teach Field Research Methods and Data Analysis.

With a strong interest in political economy and political institutions, Nillasithanukroh has focused his research on two main programs: enhancing citizen-government engagement through e-government initiatives to bolster governance, and delving into the intricate nexus of business, money, and politics.

Nillasithanukroh’s work has been published in Electoral Studies and the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Politics. He has received funding from the International Growth Centre in the U.K. for his research projects.

In December 2023, Nillasithanukroh presented his research paper, “Turning Private Sector Resources into Political Power: Investigating the Utilization of Firm Resources for Electoral Purposes by Businessperson Politicians in Thailand” at Duke University as a member of the Southeast Asia Research Group Fellows.

Nillasithanukroh completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Duke University in 2023.