PhD student, Department of History, Concordia University

Working title: “‘Are you Cambodian? Oh, Pol Pot!’ – Life Stories, Intergenerational Storytelling, and Countering Narratives in Khmer Montreal”

This project first examines how Cambodian Montrealers have remembered a broad range of lived experiences through oral history interviews, community activities, and cultural and artistic practices. Furthermore, it also investigates how they have been remembered by Canadians and Quebecois in political debates surrounding refugees, national and provincial histories, and popular culture in both official languages. By exploring these multiple discourses produced from individual to state levels, I hope to reveal new ways of understanding Cambodian Canadian histories that simultaneously encompass past experiences of genocide under the Khmer Rouge, and future aspirations for the diasporic population.