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Graduate Student
Alumni Building 303C

Research Interests

Cultural heritage preservation, museum anthropology, illicit antiquities trade, repatriation, provenance research, tourism, Cambodia, Southeast Asia, postcolonialism, international development.

Research Background

My research aims to challenge Western institutional narratives of cultural heritage to ask: what do the objects defined as cultural heritage mean to those from the societies from which they originated? I examine this question by looking at the illicit antiquities trade and temple looting in Cambodia; I study the social, religious, and cultural narratives surrounding the objects that are lost in this theft.


MSc, Oxford University, 2020; BS, Ohio State University, 2016

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