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Em Butler

MFA Candidate
Research Interests: 

Decolonial and anti-imperialist movements, Docu-fiction, Participatory research, Southeast Asian livelihood(s), Language discrepancies in diasporic storytelling

Education and Training: 
B.A., UC San Diego
Em Butler is a writer, filmmaker and community organizer from Long Beach, California. Of Cambodian-English heritage and as a first-generation queer Khmer-American, she plans to do documentary and journalism work broadly in Southeast Asia and the Philippines with research approaches situated between documentary, ethnography, and journalism. Her work currently explores the developing cultures and livelihoods of Cambodians along waterways in California, Louisiana, and by the Mekong River and its tributaries.