FORA.tv Speaker - Khatharya Um
Professor Khatharya Um is Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, and Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California Berkeley. She received her Ph.D in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and was a Berkeley Chancellor's Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research and teaching interests focus simultaneously on Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian American communities and include politics and societies of Southeast Asia, refugee, diaspora and transnational studies, postcolonial studies, and genocide studies. She has written widely on the Cambodian genocide and on conflict and post conflict issues including the experiences of women survivors of genocide. Her current research interests center on the politics of memory and commemoration, with a special focus on second generation "postmemory."
In addition to her academic work, Professor Um is actively involved in community advocacy. She has served on numerous national and community boards and has received numerous recognitions for her social justice works and leadership roles, including recognitions from Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Anna Eshoo. She was a 2011-2012 Chancellor's Public Scholar.
04.15.13 | 01:11:59 min
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