Krisna Uk


Krisna Uk is the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Director of Special Initiatives, in charge of project development, outreach, and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the AAS, she was the Executive Director of the Center for Khmer Studies, designing and running programs focused on the history, politics and culture of Cambodia and neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. Krisna studied at the University of California-Berkeley and holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from the Sorbonne University and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University. Her experience in Cambodia also includes overseeing landmine clearance programs and a period living in a remote village in the northeast of the country researching impacts of the Indochina Wars on ethnic minority communities. This formed the basis for her PhD in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University and subsequent book on the same topic.

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