KRISNA UK is the director of the Center of Khmer Studies. Dr. UK is a distinguished international scholar, who studied at the University of California-Berkeley and holds Masters degrees from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and Oxford University, as well as a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University. Her previous scholarly work focused on comparative literature and environmental sciences. Her PhD dissertation in social anthropology was on the Jarai. Her extensive experience in NGO management includes five years with the Cambodia Trust, as well as five years of development work in humanitarian demining, which includes research on the impact of landmines contamination on Southeast Asian communities living in high risk areas.