CSEAS affiliated faculty Prof. Khatharya Um has received this year's Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity, presented to a UC Berkeley faculty member who has "an extraordinary record of accomplishment in advancing equity, inclusion and diversity through their scholarship, research, teaching, and public or university service." The award was announced by Chancellor Carol Christ and Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion Oscar Dubón. Prof. Um is Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies. She served as Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies for many years, now part of Global Studies, and as faculty director of Berkeley's Study Abroad Program. Her most recent book is From the Land of Shadows: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora (NYU Press, 2015). She is a founding member of the UC Critical Refugee Studies Collective. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 1990.
June 2, 2020