Celia Tuchman-Rosta

Cultural Anthropology


Celia Tuchman-Rosta's dissertation project, “Survival of an Art: The Revitalization on Classical Dance in Cambodia” investigates the impacts of tourism and globalization on the creative and economic development of Classical Cambodian Dance. Looking at how large scale global processes affect intimate embodied experience, it also explores the importance of the art form for identity re-construction and cultural reconciliation after the civil war. She has just returned from conducting 18 months of ethnographic research in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with support from the Center for Khmer Studies and Fulbright IIE and is currently in the process of writing her dissertation.