Thanes Wongyannava (b. 1957), associate professor of Political Science, is a sociologist by training from Chulalongkorn University-Thailand, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Cambridge University. He has been teaching politic and philosophy at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University for three decades, and being an editor for Political Science Journal for almost two decades. Apart from writing on social and political theory of the twentieth and twenty-first century, he has also covered other diverse topics such as social history, Italian food in Bangkok and film critique on weekly newspapers. His latest book on Max Weber’s Politics as a Vocation and Asceticism was recently launched in June 2013. Thanes has also written articles for Thai artists, including Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook and Natee Utarit. His latest article is “Natee Utarit: Persecution and the Art of Painting” in Natee Utarit: Illustration of Crisis .