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Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi (Dr Mar)

Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi (Dr Mar)

Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall
Lady Margaret Hall

Dr Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi (Dr Mar) is an award-winning social anthropologist and the first Senior Burmese female academic at the University of Oxford. She is the inaugural Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Gender Research Fellow, and is working as co-investigator on an ESRC-funded project on  ‘Religion, Nationalism, and Gender in Transitioning Myanmar’ at Department of Politics and International Relations.  Dr Mar is also the co-editor of The Oxford-Myanmar Policy Brief Series

In addition to her academic work, Dr Mar is a senior gender advisor and country advisor for various international agencies, including the United Nations, DFID, the EU, and the Humantarian and Resilience Programme (HARP) which provides £108.5 million in Myanmar. 

Dr Mar's awards include Australia’s ‘Excellence in Gender Research’, the ‘Unsung Hero Award’ and the ‘UN 100 Years 100 Women Award’.  She is the producer of the acclaimed documentary film, Dreams of Dutiful Daughters (2013).


Dr Mar's research interests include gender, child protection, education, migration, trafficking, conflict studies, religious nationalism and violence studies.

Education Gender Nationalism Refugees and migration Violence security and conflict

Before coming to Oxford, Dr Mar taught at Australian National University, and is also a Doctoral Committee Member of Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research.

Khin Mar Mar Kyi, M, Co-Editor, Oxford Myanmar Political Series, University of Oxford.

Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Ma, Critical Education & Gender Education, Yangon Academy, forthcoming.

Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Ma, 2016, ‘State, policies and migration in Asia’, Christie Gardiner & Fernand de Varennes (ed.,), Asian Studies, Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Books Ltd.

Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Ma, 2016, ‘Gender, Peace and Policies’, in Farrelly. N., Holliday I., & Simpson A., (ed.,), The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar: the Challenges, Routledge, NY .

Mar Khin, M.  Walton, M & McKay, M,2015, “Women and Myanmar’s ‘Religious Protection Laws’”, The Review of Faith and International Affairs

Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Ma, Engendering Development in Myanmar: Women’s Struggle for San, SiSa, in Cheeseman, N., Farrelly, N & Wilson, T (Ed), ‘Debating Democratization in Myanmar’, 2014, ISEAS, Singapore,  pp. 305-331.