For Southeast Asians, New Year is being celebrated in mid-April. Cambodian’s New Year has been associated with the takeover of Phnom Penh by the genocidal regime of the Khmer Rouge in 1975. To celebrate the beginning of the year of the Ox, we welcome LinDa Saphan to give a talk entitled “What’s in a Name?: From Thai Refugee Camp to New York City art gallery”. The talk will be held on Monday, 4/19, at 5pm CST via Zoom. (see flyer for link)
LinDa Saphan is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York City. She is the lead researcher and associate producer for the documentary film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll, and executive producer for several other film projects. As a visual artist, she exhibited in several countries. She has published extensively on Cambodian prewar popular music and is working on Cambodian prewar cinema.