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Dr. Richard Mollica

    Project Leader and Interviewer

Richard Mollica led the project with the assistance of Svang Tor. He interviewed many of the women and used what he had heard and learned from the women to write a book. Healing Invisible Wounds, is a book that shows the tremendous capacity at which traumatized refugees can heal themselves with the help of physiologists.

Svang Tor (Lee)

    Project Interviewer and Participant

Svang Tor played  a vital role on the Cambodian Oral Story project as she was able to not only translate what the women were saying, but also participated in the project. She shared her story of what it was like to live under the Khmer Rouge. She assisted Dr. Mollica in many projects pertaining to Cambodian as she helped author a comic about traumatized Cambodians. 

Marcus Halevi


Marcus Halevi photographed many of the atrocities happening in Cambodia during Pol Pot's regime. He created a gallery of pictures that display the brutal living conditions many Cambodians had to deal with during the late 1970's.

Ruth Hill​


Ruth Hill helped the original team by providing advice and tips for conducting the interviews. She remains to be an important member of the team because without her, the project would have stalled and she continues to give vital advice. 

Cyrus Motakef

    Assistant Manager to Revitalization            and Web Designer

Cyrus Motakef assisted in the revitalization of the Cambodian Oral History Project. He began digitizing the oral stories in the Summer of 2017, and has continued his work through the Summer of 2018. In addition to digitizing the oral stories, he has designed the Cambodian Oral Stories website. 

Christopher Mollica

    Manager to the Revitalization Project

Christopher Mollica managed and directed the revitalization project by assisting with the digitization of the stories and providing feedback and designs for the website. 

Cambodian Women in America

Courage and Resiliency

Oral History​

Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma in collaboration with the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library

on the History of Women in America

Radcliffe Institute for advanced study


Funded by the Ford Foundation

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