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“Re-membering” the Khmer Rouge: Exploring Cambodian American memory work

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education co-sponsored a March 7 lecture by Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials on the memory work of Cambodian Americans whose films, memoirs, and music represent a largely unexamined site of critique on Cambodian memory in the aftermath of genocide.

Schlund-Vials is associate professor with a joint appointment in English and Asian American Studies and she is Director of the Asian American Studies Institute at University of Connecticut. Among her many essays, she is also author of Modeling Citizenship: Jewish and Asian American Writing (Temple University Press, 2011) which examines the interplay between citizenship, performance, and immigration policy in the literatures of two “model minority” groups.

The lecture was organized by the USC Center for Transpacific Studies.