Susan Needham, Ph.D
Title: Professor of Anthropology
Office: SBS C-332
Phone Extension: x3485
Email Username: sneedham
- 2008 Cambodians in Long Beach. Arcadia Publishing
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- 2008 Cambodian Americans. In the Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society . Richard Schaefer, ed. Sage Publications.
- 2007 Cambodians in Long Beach, California: The Making of a Community. Co-authored with Karen Quintiliani, Assistant professor, anthropology, CSU, Long Beach. IN The Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies , 5(1):29-53.
- 2004 Phnom Penh by the Sea: A History of Cambodians in Long Beach. IN The Southlander a publication of the “Re-Thinking Greater Long Beach” conference series. Pages 96-111.
- 2003 “This is Active Learning:” Theories of Language, Learning, and Social Relations in the Transmission of Khmer Literacy. IN Anthropology & Education Quarterly 33(1):27-49.
- 2001 “How can you be Cambodian if you don't speak Khmer?” Language, Literacy, and Education in a Cambodian “Rhetoric of Distinction.” IN Negotiating Transnationalism: Selected Papers on Refugees and Immigrants , Volume IX, 2001. This is a peer review edited volume of the Committee on Refugee and Immigrant Issues, a sub-committee of the American Anthropological Association
- 1994 Khmer Literacy Learning and Instruction in the Cambodian Community of Long Beach, California. IN Papers from the Second Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society , 1992. Karen L. Adams and Thomas John Hudak, eds. Pp. 427-440. Tempe: Arizona State University.
- (2006) Spinning the Golden Thread: Indian Tales in the Art of Angkor. Televised Presentation for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. November 1, 2006. CSU, Dominguez Hills.
- (2006) “It’s not the date!” Contested Meanings in the Construction of a Cambodian New Year Parade. Co-authored with Karen Quintiliani, anthropology, CSU, Long Beach. Presented at the 77th Annual Conference of the Southwestern Anthropological Association, April 29, 2006.
- (2005) Reports from the Edge: Khmer-American College Students’ Narratives of Experience. Presented 104th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association, December 3, Washington, DC
- (2004) Socialization in a Cambodian Dance Class. Co-authored paper with Beatriz Rodriguez and Judy Andes, CSUDH students. Presented at the Southwestern Anthropological Association annual meeting, April 15, San Jose, CA.
- (2003) What does it mean to be Khmer?: Cambodian American Identity in the 1990s. Poster Session presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association, November, Chicago, IL.
- (2003) Teaching Critical Literacy in an Undergraduate Anthropology Program. Co-authored with Janine Gasco, Jerry Moore, and Sandra Orellana. Poster Session presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association, November, Chicago, IL.
- (2001) Literacy and Education in Cambodian History. Presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association, November, Washington, D.C.
- (2001) Bridging Two Worlds: The Role of Buddhist Monks in Healing Ceremonies among Cambodians in Long Beach. Co-authored with Honorable Kong Chhean, Zohara Kaye (CSULA), and Mary Foster (CSUDH). Presented at the 72nd Annual Conference of the Southwestern Anthropological Association, April, San Diego.
- (2000) Literate and Religious Identities in a Cambodian Rhetoric of Distinction. Presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November, San Francisco.
- (2000) A Brief History of the Cambodian Community of Long Beach California. Presented at the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, October 7, Long Beach, California.
- Spring 2004 Sally Casanova Memorial RSCAAP Summer Stipend, 2004 . To study the Impact of Community Based Learning on CSUDH Students and the Cambodian and Vietnamese Communities of Greater Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Awarded $4,500.
- Fall 2003 National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Award , to write the history of the Cambodian Community of Long Beach.
- Spring 2003 Sally Casanova Memorial RSCAAP Summer Stipend, 2003 . For historical research with Khmer language newspapers published in Long Beach, California since 1984.
- Spring 2002 Sally Casanova Memorial RSCAAP Summer Stipend, 2002 . To organize and analyze materials for the history of the Cambodian Community of Long Beach, California.
- Fall 2001 California Council for the Humanities for honoraria for traditional artisans to demonstrate their lore and art at the “California Folklife Festival,” co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center of CSUDH.
- Fall 2001 Sally Casanova Memorial RSCAAP Mini-Grant, Spring 2002 to transcribe and translate data for The history of the Cambodian Community in Long Beach, California.
- Fall 2000 California Council for the Humanities for honorarium for traditional artisans to demonstrate their lore and art at “Sharing Traditions of California Folklife,” co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center of CSUDH.
- Spring 2000 Sally Casanova Memorial RSCAAP Summer Stipend, 2000. For travel to Cambodia to conduct a pilot study on the “Social Organization of Educational Practices in Cambodia.”