Dr. Marja-Leena Heikkilä-Horn teaches Southeast Asian history and religions at Mahidol University International College (MUIC) in Thailand. She graduated with a PhD from the Swedish university in Finland in 1996 with a dissertation on ‘Santi Asoke Buddhism and Thai State Response'. Recent publications in English include ‘Santi Asoke Buddhism and the Occupation of Bangkok International Airport' in ASEAS Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies 3(1) 2010 pp. 31-47; ‘Imagining “ Burma”: a historical overview' in Asian Ethnicity Vol 10 No 2 June 2009, pp. 145-154; ‘ Religious Discrimination and Women in the Asoke Buddhist Group in Thailand,' (2015) Rodriguez, Eunice and Barbara Wejnert. (Eds) “Enabling Gender Equality: Future Generations of the Global World.”Research in Political Sociology , Vol. 23, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 191-203.