The Kellogg Institute for International Studies
I would not have been able to do this without a generous research grant from the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Conducting research in Cambodia is not inexpensive and I am so thankful for the opportunity the Kellogg Institute granted me.
The Ford Family Program
The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity supports my International Development Studies minor at the University of Notre Dame. This organization also generously funded my flights to and from Cambodia. I would not have been able to have this tremendous experience without the Ford Program's involvement.
International Relief and Development
International Relief and Development hosted my research this summer. The IRD staff in Phnom Penh and Kampong Chhnang were extremely welcoming and helpful during my stay with them. I would like to extend my thanks to Somchit Boungnasiri, Kallyan Ith, Cheng Tha, Sarah Cracuinoiu, and Amynah Jamomohamed.
I would not have been able to conduct any of my interviews without the help of my translator, Chanthan Choeun. He helped with rewording difficult questions and pursuing helpful answers that led to deeper understanding of certain issues. He was my cultural guide in Cambodia and showed me aspects of Cambodia I would not have been also to see as a foreigner. He was also my transport to the field each day. Akun, Chanthan.
I also wish to thank my parents for sparking my interest in humanitarian work and providing me models of dedicated humanitarians. They have also supported me and aided me throughout this research journey. Thank you.