Arnika Fuhrmann is an interdisciplinary scholar of Thailand working at the intersections of the country's aesthetic and political modernities.
Her book project Ghostly Desires examines how Buddhist-coded anachronisms of haunting figure struggles over sexuality in contemporary Thai cinema.
Her current research project on Buddhist-Muslim coexistence in Thai and Malaysian cinema extends her interests in sexuality and cinema into the domain of
inter-religious conflict. She is further completing a volume on the work of the contemporary Thai poet Angkhan Kalayanaphong. Complementing her academic work,
she also engages in cultural programming and is part of the curatorial team of the
Asian Film Festival Berlin.
"Making Contact: Contingency, Fantasy, and the Performance of Impossible Intimacies in the Video Art of Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook,"
positions: east asia cultures critique, 21.4, Fall 2013 (forthcoming).