Mira Manickam

Alum 2011

Mira Manickam is an environmental educator, urban forester, hip hop artist, documentary filmmaker and writer. After working in Thailand from 2001 to 2003 for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, she spent much of the next 6 years studying and documenting rural Thai people’s environmental resistance movements, including several months between 2006 and 2009 in Pattani province, where Malay nationalists are staging a bloody insurgency against the Thai government along the country’s southern border. She is taking time off from her life as an educator at the Headlands Institute in the Marin Headlands to finish her book, Just Enough, about the people of a small Muslim village in Thailand’s troubled Pattani province.