Research Interests: Cultural anthropology; the aftermath of mass violence through the lenses of social memory, morality, the imagination, trust and everyday practices
Eve Zucker’s research focuses on the aftermath of mass violence in Cambodia through the lenses of social memory, morality, the imagination, trust and everyday practices. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the London School of Economics and her M.A. in cultural anthropology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has conducted extensive research in Cambodia (2001-2003, 2010, 2016) on the topics of memory, morality, and recovery from war and genocide. Her book, Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia, published by University of Hawaii Press in 2013, tracks the recovery of a village community in Cambodia’s southwest, a site that was a Khmer Rouge base and battleground for nearly thirty years. Her research is also published in several journals including the Journal of Asian Studies, the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Anthropology and Humanism, and a number of other publications and edited volumes. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University and is an affiliate of the Council for Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University and the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University. She is working on projects concerning the role of imagination, empathy, and resilience in the recovery from, and in the prevention of, mass violence. A particular focus for her is the role and impacts of the rescuer in healing, the imagination, and world views of victim survivors and others. Dr. Zucker has taught at several colleges and universities in the US and abroad, held visiting scholarships at Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, UC San Diego, and the LSE and is a former researcher for the Cambodian Genocide Program.
Eve Zucker, Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia (University of Hawaii Press, 2013).