Janjira Sombatpoonsiri is an assistant professor at the Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), and an associate at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies. She has extensively researched civil society activism, civic space, and recently digital repression in autocracies. She is the author of Humor and Nonviolent Struggle in Serbia (New York: Syracuse University Press, 2015). Her academic articles appear in several academic journals, including Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, Journal of Civil Society and Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Voluntas. She is a member of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Civic Research Network and Digital Democracy Network; a regional manager for the Digital Society Project; and an editorial board member for the PROTEST journal and the Journal of Nonviolence and Pacifism. She was a visiting fellow at the ISEAS Yusof-Ishak (Singapore, 2021-2022) and the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (2020).