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Briefing Background

Courtney Work is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a joint appointment at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and the Regional Center for Sustainable Development at ChiangmaiUniversity, Thailand. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University, an MA in Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies from Brandeis University, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She has conducted research in Cambodia since 2005 and is currently based in Phnom Penh investigating the impacts of climate change mitigation policies on rural communities. Other research interests include the Anthropology of Religion, Development, and the Environment; the History of Southeast Asian political formations; Contemporary Political Economy; and the study of regional flows of peopleand power in Southeast Asia


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Research interest

climate change, religion, land use, politics, spirit practices, sustainability

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Full name::Courtney Work
Registered:Wednesday 27 January 2016