Indrė Balčaitė joined IR in 2015 as a post-doctoral fellow in Asian Political Thought. Indrė’s academic interests lie at the intersection of politics, anthropology and geography. Her research involves comparative political philosophy, studies of migration and borders, ethnicity and power, and interpretive methods of research such as life history interviews and ethnography. Indrė has regional expertise in politics and society of Southeast Asia, especially the mainland. Her interdisciplinary PhD research project built on extended fieldwork in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) and explored the governmentality of human flows across the state, ethnic, linguistic and religious boundaries. Indrė has work experience in the Lithuanian public and NGO sector, policy research for EU institutions, translation, interpreting and editing. In 2009, she taught a course on Southeast Asian studies at Vilnius University.