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Academy study on minorities

The features on Pages 16, 17 and 18 of this Phnom Penh Post, by Annuska Derks and

Christine Leonard, are part of a larger study of ethnic groups in Cambodia that has

been conducted by the Preah Sihanouk Raj Academy (PSRA).

The project director is Dr. Pen Dareth and the research coordinator is Dr. William


The final report of the results of this field research will be presented at a National

Symposium on Ethnic Groups in Cambodia, scheduled for mid-March 1996.

Excerpts from the field reports have been published in the Academy's Jan-Feb issue

of the Cambodia Report. For a copy of the Cambodia Report contact the PSRA at No.

169 Mao Tse Tuong Blvd., Phnom Penh, or by calling (855-23-62091/62092).

Christine Leonard - a kon-kat of mixed Khmer and American descent - is a doctoral

candidate in American Studies at the University of Hawaii. She holds Master's degrees

in American and Ethnic Studies from Notre Dame University. Annuska Derks is a Doctoral

student in Development Studies at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

She also holds two Master's degrees, one in Cultural Anthropology and the other in

Cultural Studies.



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