Farrah Tek, who presented her senior thesis, “Victims Participation in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC): A Look at the Revolutionary Process,” at the History and American Studies Symposium this spring, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship.
With this award, Farrah Tek will work alongside the Victim Units of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia [ECCC] and use the vast resources of the Documentation Center of Cambodia [DC-CAM] to produce scholarly research. Legal scholars have examined the logistics and practicality of victim participation on an international and domestic scale. Tek will look at how victims, as civil parties, influence the process, procedure, and outcome of the tribunal. Her research will take a grass-root and anthropological perspective, interviewing victims themselves. With this approach, she hopes to study the topic from a new angle and look at the cultural implications of a United Nations-sponsored court on Cambodian society. This project will continue the work of her thesis paper that she composed this past semester with Dr. Carter Hudgins (UMW History) serving as advisor.