Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Honors Thesis



First Advisor

Xiarong Han

Second Advisor

Su-Mei Doi


As I had the chance to visit Cambodia and talk to actual victims, I planned to use ethnographic methodology to incorporate testimonies and personal interaction to supplement the lack of specific research in this field. I believed ethnography would be an effective method as it takes a holistic perspective of all contributing factors, such as history, geography, religion, government, and population. My plan was to conduct an ethnographic case study of Cambodia using current scholarship on these areas, and then contribute my personal experiences. To ensure quality control and unbiased research. I used contextualization by conducting my research in Cambodia, triangulation and nonjudgmentaI orientation. Because this is an ongoing problem, one that is skillfully hidden by perpetrators, I compared numerous accounts and figures to get the most accurate description possible.