Theara Thun

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2012 to Dec 2016

Mr. Theara Thun was born in Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. In 2008, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia. In 2009, he received a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation to pursue an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Returning to Cambodia in July 2011, he was recruited as a lecturer in the Department of History of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). In August 2012, he was awarded a HYI-NUS Joint Doctoral Scholarship. His research interests include the cultural and political history of mainland Southeast Asia.

Recent Publications: 


Thun, Theara. “PREAH VIHEAR: La zone toujours militarisée, dix mois après la décision de la CIJ”,, 22, May 2012 

Thun, Theara. Khmer Rouge Children’s Songs. ASIAN REVIEW. Vol.21, 2008. Institute on Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University.