Dr. Kok-Thay ENG
Kok-Thay Eng is historian and genocide researcher with a focus on religious group identity. His current research interests center on Cambodian-China relations, conflict across the Taiwan Strait, Islamic terrorism, Cambodian political history, conflict transformation, peacebuilding and development. His work on documenting, cataloguing and preserving the Khmer Rouge archival materials contributed to a better public awareness and understanding of the Khmer Rouge history and led to the establishment of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and genocide education in Cambodia. He received his Ph.D. in Global Affairs at Rutgers University under the Fulbright Scholarship in 2012. He published a book on Norng Chan Phal: the Mystery of the Boy at S-21 (2017) which is being published in four languages and a monograph on Cham Identity in a Global Age (2014) which was the first comprehensive examination of the evolution, revivalism and genocide experience of the Cambodian Muslims. He led and assisted many research activities resulting on publications of books and peer reviewed journal articles in the fields of politics, conflict, genocide and trauma psychology. He received his M.A. with merit in peace and conflict studies from Coventry University, UK in 2005, a B.Ed. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in 2001 and a B.A. in business in 2001.