May 31 to June 5, 2016

Dr. LinDa Saphan conducted a social science research, in collaboration with Dr. Berger from the Psychology Department to interview older Khmer Rouge survivors living in Lowell, Massachusetts, to document their memories of Cambodian music prior to the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975) and study how those memories are transmitted and how they cement social bonds through shared cultural identity.

PenhSamnang Kang, our research assistant was key in interviewing the Cambodian elders in Lowell. We conducted a total of 32 interviews in less than a week.