Faculty Members

Dr. Ruchi Agarwal

Ms.Ruchi Agarwal

Dr. Ruchi Agarwal

+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 1703


  • Ph.D. (Multicultural Studies; RILCA, Mahidol University, Thailand)
  • M.A. (Culture and Development; Mahidol University, Thailand) M.A. (International Economics and Finance, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • B.A. (Business Administration; Mahidol University International College, Thailand)

Areas of Research Interest / Publication

  • Religious Diversity in Thailand, Economics of Religions, Economic Development, South Asian Regional Development.


  • Agarwal, R. (2018). Hinduism Transformed? A Case Study of Hindu Diaspora in Thailand. In Hiralal. K (ed.) Global Hindu Diaspora: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge: London and New York. Ch.5. pp. 103-122. 
  • Agarwal, R. (2018). Religions, Trade Networks, and their Marketing Infrastructure in Asia. Antrocom Journal of Anthropology. Vol. 14. N.2. (2018). ISSN 1973-2880.  
  • Agarwal, R. (2018). Breaking the Links? A Case Study of Indian Diaspora in Thailand. Journal of Global Analysis. Vol. 8. No. 2. pp 129-143. 
  • Agarwal, R. & Jones. W (2018).  Ganesa and his cult in Contemporary Thailand.  International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies. Vol. 14. No.2 (July 2018).  ISSN 1823-6243. 
  • Agarwal, R. (2018). Commodification of Hinduism in Contemporary Thailand: Evidence from a Hindu Shrine in Bangkok.  Human Behavior, Development and Society. Vol. 19 (December 2018). ISSN 2651-1762.  
  • Agarwal, R. (2015). Hinduism Transformed? A Case Study of Hindu Diaspora in Thailand. Nidan: International Journal for the Study of Hinduism. University of Kwazulu-Natal, Vol. 27. Nos. 1&2. 2015. 
  • Agarwal, R. (2014). Changing Roles of Women in Indian Cinema. Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Studies (HASSS). Vol. 14. no.2 (May-Aug. 2014) pp 91-106. ISSN (Online): 2630-0079https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/hasss/article/view/20004/17430  
  • Agarwal, R. (2013). Cultural Collusion: South Asia and the construction of the Modern Thai National Identities. Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences (Supplementary Issue), Mahidol University, Vol. 13. Special issue pp 89-115.
  • Agarwal, R. (2012). Thai and Indian Cultural Linkage: The Religious Festivities. Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Studies (HASSS). Vol. 11.no. 2. pp 79-90. https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/hasss/article/view/7477/6462 
  • Agarwal, R. (2010). Water festivals of Thailand: The Indian Connection. Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Studies (HASSS). Vol. 9-10. pp 7-18.   https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/hasss/article/view/7501/6486  

Course Taught

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Religious Experience and Traditions/ Exploring Religions
  • Religion, Society, & the State
  • Research Methods
  • Perspectives on South Asia
  • Independent Study in the Social Sciences

Social Science Office

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Phone: +66 (0) 2700 5000 Ext.1713
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