Dr. Kheang Un and Dr. Judy Ledgerwood
Dr. Ledgerwood is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include gender, refugee and diaspora communities, and the transnational movements of people and ideas. Her current research is focused on Cambodian Buddhism and ideas of cultural identity. Professor Ledgerwood’s dissertation was on changing Khmer conceptions of gender in Khmer refugee communities in the United States. After she completed her degree, she taught and conducted research in Cambodia for three and a half years. She taught as a visiting professor at Cornell University and the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. From 1993 to 1996, she was a research fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Dr. Un is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and an Affiliate at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Un’s research interests are democracy, human rights, and non-governmental organizations. He has published on contemporary Cambodian politics dealing with issues of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. Dr. Un grew up and was educated in Cambodia before he left the country for higher education in the United States in 1992. While in Cambodia he interned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation. He has also published several translations into Khmer including The Jo’burg Memoand The Nature and Causes of Conflicts during the 1998 Elections.