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Re-Membering the Khmer Rouge: Cambodian American Memory Work

Author of the book War, Genocide and Justice, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials explores the remembrance work of 1.5-generation Cambodian-American cultural producers through film, memoir, and music.

Engaged in politicized acts of resistance, individually produced and communally consumed, Cambodian-American memory work represents a significant and previously unexamined site of Asian-American critique on Cambodian memory and genocide.

Dr. Cathy J. 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. For more information about Cathy Schlund-Vials, visit