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Eve Zucker

Visiting Scholar, Rutgers University, Newark

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) 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. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University where she is working 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 UCSD and the LSE and is a former researcher for the Cambodian Genocide Program.