Than Pale is a professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Yangon. She holds a PhD in Yangon University and has more than twenty years of teaching experiences and over fifteen years of research experiences. She has been conducted research on socio-economic aspects of different ethnic groups (Wa, Naga, Salon) in Myanmar by using ethnographic data collection method and she has published it in Yangon University press in 1999 and 2004. She got her PhD in 2012, University of Yangon. Her dissertation thesis is “Gender allocation of Labour among the Akha living in Shan State (East), Myanmar. As departmental research, her colleagues and she is conducting “Indigenous Knowledge on Healthcare Practices of Yin Baw ethnic, Kayah State in Myanmar in 2017-18”.
She is currently doing joint research with DIIS (Danish Institute of International Studies), the topic of “everyday justice project” in Myanmar especially in Yangon and Karen state from 2015 to 2019. She presented her research paper with the topic of “Justice seeking strategies of urban poor migrants in Yangon” at “2017 Myanmar Update conference at Australia National University. The paper has been published “Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship” May 2018. She was supervisor in the project of “Flooded based farming system” in Ayeyarwady regions, Myanmar in 2017-18 by IWMI (International Water management Institute). She is writing a paper with the topic of “Are we so different?” Inter-religious collaboration on everyday justice in rural Karen community in Hpa-An Township, Myanmar.
1. Indigenous Knowledge on Health care practices of Yin Baw ethnic, Kayah State ( total 8 teachers from Department of Anthropology, University of Yangon) (2017-2020)
2. Are we so different? Inter-religious collaboration in a rural Karen-Muslim village in Hpa-An Township ( 2017-2019)
3. Justice-seeking strategies in everyday life: Case Study among urban migrants in Yangon
4. Socio-economic life of Wa ethnic and Salon ethnic in 1997 and Naga ethnic in 1998
1. Justice-seeking strategies in everyday life: Case Study among urban migrants in Yangon (Independent journal of Burmese scholarship, 2018, volume 1, no.2, volume X1, no.9)
2. Gender Identity and female education of Akha National living in Kengtung Township, Shan State (East) Myanmar (www.burmalibrary, 2015)
3. Viillage organization and family organization of Akha National living in Kengtung Township, Shan State (East) Myanmar ( 2013, MAAS journal)
4. Family Expectations towards social sectors in Gantgaw Township ( 2013, Asia Research Canter, Volume 3, No.1)