Wasana Wongsurawat is an historian of transnational Asia and the Chinese diaspora. She serves as associate professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. She teaches course at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the modern history of East Asia and China-Southeast Asia interaction. Wasana has previously served as research fellow at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS) and at the Faculty of Humanities, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR.
She has edited and co-edited collections related to the transnational history of Asia, including Dynamics of the Cold War in Asia: Ideology, Identity and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Sites of Modernity: Asian Cities in the Transitory Moments of Trade, Colonialism and Nationalism (Springer, 2016). Her monograph The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation has recently been published with University of Washington Press in 2019.