Wasana Wongsurawat is a historian of transnational Asia and the Chinese diaspora. She currently teaches the modern history of China and Japan at the Department of History and serves as the Director of Thai Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Wasana has also been a research fellow at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), the National University of Singapore, in the China-Southeast Asia Interaction Cluster, 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)