CKS proudly sponsors students and scholars pursuing humanities and social science research in Cambodia on topics relating to Cambodian and Southeast Asian studies. Together, our fellows create a network, shaping knowledge and understanding of Cambodia and the region, connecting across disciplines and global institutions, and helping to support Cambodian studies in Cambodia and beyond.

To learn more about our fellows and the work they are doing, please find below a list of our recent fellows and their research projects.

Senior Research Fellows

Dissertation Research Fellows

Current Fellows

  • Kathrin Reed - (Mis-)Managing Cambodias Relations and Territorial Conflict in Mainland Southeast Asia

  • Phasy Res - Understand ‘Debt Coerced’ Land Sales and Land Security Through an Anthropological Lens

  • Sopheak Youk - From rice cultivation rituals to cultural identity: practice and value of the Khmer rice field

  • Ashley Thuthao Keng Dam - Seasonal Habitus, Healing Commensality, and Maternal Consumption in rural Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

  • Bunleng Se - Implications of Urbanization and Climate Change on Urban Water Security in Cambodian cities

  • Dolorès Bertrais - Du modèle de la ‘Green City’ à la notion du 'Green grabbing', trajectoires croisées en Asie du Sud-Est.

  • Jessica Garber - You Should Choose for Yourself": Shifts in Gender & Education in Cambodia

  • Samphos Mech - Khmer Women Codes of Conduct (Chbab Srey): Discourse analysis on social roles in Cambodian society

  • Adélaïde Martin - Le rôle des « techniciens » formés à l’étranger dans l’État cambodgien post-Khmer rouge. Contribution à une étude empirique des réseaux du pouvoir en contexte néo-patrimonial

  • Alexxandra Salazar - Exploring Gender and Heritage in Contemporary Cambodian Shadow Puppet Theater

  • Emily Howe - Animating the Stone: Sound, Embodiment, and the Politics of Development in Contemporary

  • Hunter Ian Watson - A Study of Ancient Interaction Spheres in Cambodia and Thailand

  • Katherine Maria Culver - Rule-of-Law Discourse and the Development of Legal Infrastructure in Cambodia

  • William Kwork - “The Banality of Organization: Mass killings as a coordination problem in the shadow of war”

  • Jeffrey Michael Dyer - Finding the Future in the Past: Khmer Arts and Reworking of Cambodia's History

  • Jennifer Zelnick Abbey - Deported "Home?": Cambodia-Americans and the Limits of Legal Permanent Residency

  • Marilou Torres Cler - The making of musical tradition in Cambodia through its "artisans" A comparative study of the creation of national crafmanship's heritage: uses and circulation of music intruments in in a post conflict and postcolonial context

  • Mary-Collier Wilks - Glabal Civil Society or Asian Modenity?: Negotiating Donor Imaginaries in Cambodia Context

  • Tum Nhim - Water Scarcity and cooperation among farmer in Cambodia: a field experiement

  • Alexandra Dalferro - Shimmering Surfaces & Stray Threads: Wearing State Politics in Khmer Silk in Comtemporary Thailand
  • Catriona Miller - Pages of Style, Associations of Benevolence: Class& Gender in Postcolonial Cambodia
  • Elena Lesley - Testifying to Trauma: Reframing Naratives of Distress Among Khmer Rouge Survivors
  • Hudson Mc Fann - KID/Cambodian Refugees & the Humabitarian of Cityness
  • Jacob Orin Gold - E Pluribus Angkor:Resource-Driven Cultural Exchange on the forest Frontier

  • Peter R. Swift - Land govermance in Cambodia and the agency of local and non-local actors

  • Phally Chroy - Cosmopolitan Cambodia: Arts in the Cambodian Golden Age and post-UNTAC

  • Piphal Heng - Political Economy and State formation of Pre-Angkor Cambodia: A Case study from Thala Borivat

  • Sivhouch Ou - Statebuilding in Cambodia: Examining the potential of Elections for Democratic Consolidation

  • Trent Walker - Buddhism Unfolded: Sung Leporello Liturgies from Middle to Modern Cambodia

  • Vicheth Sen - Social mobility in contemporary Cambodia: The lived experiences of university graduates from poor family origins

  • William Nathan Green - Frontiers of poverty capital: Land relations, Microfinance, and mobile banking in Cambodia

  • Farina So - Intra-Sectarian Conflict in the Cambodian Muslim Community
  • Darcie DeAngelo - Doctors and Deminer: An Anthropology of Landmines in Cambodia

  • Cheryl Yin - Lingering effects of Khmer Rouge in Khmer today
  • Lina Chhun - Narrative silences and Cambodian histories of violence
  • Linda Chhath - Ethics of independence: Buddhist cosmopolitanism in Cambodia, 1953-1970
  • Mattew Reader - Policing ethnic difference in early modern Siam, Cambodia and Chaing Mai

  • Tephanie Sieng - Les dynamiques contemporaines dans la province de Ratanakiri (Cambodge): le cas des transformations socio-spatiales des villages tampuans
  • Veronica Walker - Nautical Angkor: the social life of boats in Khmer Empire (802-1432 CE)
  • William Noseworthy - Cham Akhar Thrah Scholars and Remembering the Boundaries, 1651-1969

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  • Christina Firpo - "Abandoned" Children: Crises in Racial Patriarchy and Eurasian Children in Indochina
  • Celia Rosta - Survival of an Art: The Revitalization of Classical Dance in Cambodia
  • James Kirby - Sound Change in Khmer: An acoustic, Auditor, and aerodynamic study
  • Jenna Grant - Picturing Medicine: Images and Geopolitics in Cambodia's First Medical Journal
  • Matthew Jagel - Son Ngoc Thanh, The United States, and the transformation of Cambodia
  • Pamela Corey - The Arts of place: Visuality and Urbanism in Contemporary Vietnam and Cambodia

  • Courtney Work - Entangling the Modern in Rural Cambodia: Religion and Practice
  • Michael Dwyer - Developing Territory: Transnational Land deal and State formation in Cambodia and Laos
  • Ninh Thien Huong - Transnational Religious Kinship: Vietnamese Caodaist and Catholic Cross-Border Network Among Co-Religionists in US, Cambodia, and Vietnam
  • Phillip Green - Power, Poetry, Protection: Esoteric Buddhism in the Khmer Empire
  • Shawn Fehrenbach - Social Interaction and State Development in Cambodia's Mekong Delta

  • Colleen McGinn - Psychosocial Impact of Forced Evictions on Women in Phnom Penh
  • Gabriel Fauveaud - Dynamics of urban spaces and private investments in town: towards a territorial recomposition of Phnom Penh
  • Krisna Uk - Aesthetic forms of Memory or the art of considering and dressing the pain of the past: a study of Jarais from Ratanakiri
  • Lisa Arensen - The War Will go, the War will stay: Landmines and Livelihoods in Northwest Cambodia
  • Noellie Bon - Description morphosyntaxique de la langue stieng
  • Siti Keo - Understanding Change: Modernity and Urban Life in Sangkum Preastr Niyum Phnom Penh
  • Viet Le - Trauma and Desire: Representation, Contemporary Art, and AIDS in Vietnam and Cambodia

  • Aude Nguyen - L'impact Psychologique du HIV/Sida sur l'enfant et la famile au Cambodige
  • Daniel O'Neill - Political Drivers of Chinese Investment in Cambodia
  • Dennis Arnold - Borders in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region: Economic Transitions and Migrant labor
  • Jared Cahners - Negotiated Encounters:Ecotourism in Northeastern Cambodia
  • Jenna Grant - Visuality and the Cultural Politics of Biomedical Imaging in Cambodia
  • Sylvia Nam - Social and Environmental Change in the Aftermath of War (The Phnong of Northeast Cambodia)

  • Alison Carter - Trade and Exchange in Early Historic Cambodia: An Examination of Stone and Glass Beads
  • Ian Lowman - The Cultural Frontiers of Pre-colonial Cambodia
  • Joseph Thach - Problémes et enjeux de la traduction en khmer; application pratique d'une analyse linguistique contrastive

  • Andrew Roberts - Fields in Transition: Landscape histories on the Tonle Sap floodplain
  • Erik Davis - The Treasure of the Buddha: Death, Memory and Desire in Contemporary Cambodian Religion
  • Jonathan Padwe - Garden Variety Histories: Agricultural and Social Change Among the Jarai of Cambodia

  • Navin Moul - Citizens in the Making: Deported "Cambodian Americans" in Cambodia
  • Timothy Wood - Tracing the Last Breath: Anlong Veng from Stronghold to Museum

  • Jonathan Padwe - Social and Environmental Change in the Aftermath of War (The Phnong of Northeast Cambodia)
  • Sophal Ear - Capacity Building, Public Administration Reform and Government in Cambodia: Ten Years after UNTAC

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