Research Programs: Summer Stipends

Period of Performance

1/1/2005 - 3/31/2005

Funding Totals

$5,000.00 (approved)
$5,000.00 (awarded)

Religious Revitalization and Recovery: Cham Muslims in Cambodia

FAIN: FT-52775-04

Anna Margaret Gade
Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH 44074-1057)

This research explains the reception of transnational Islamic doctrine within projects of community-building for Cham Muslims in Cambodia after the genocide of the Khmer Rouge era. The project will interpret lived human experience to show how shared Islamic doctrinal messages are received in variable ways. The method for this project is "person-centered" ethnography. During the grant term (Summer, 2004), I plan to begin extensive fieldwork among Cham communities. Highlighting education, the research conclusions will show how the sociality of recovery is a principal mode of religious revitalization.