Loyola Marymount University Sociology B.A. 1985
California State University, Long Beach Anthropology M.A. 1995
University of California, Los Angeles 2003 Ph.D 2003
||Ethnographic Research Methods
||Introduction to cultural Anthropology
||Guided Studies in Anthropology
||Thesis or Applied Project
Research Focus and Teaching Specialties
Cambodians Transnational diaspora, Applied Anthropology, Community Based Service, Writing and Archival Projects.
Her research focuses primarily on refugee and immigrant communities in the United States with a particular focus on the Cambodian community in Long Beach, California. Her area of expertise is on utilizing the theories and methods of anthropology in evaluating and developing community programs and examining the implementation of public policies. She has studied some of the most sensitive and difficult issues in urban settings including research on HIV/AIDS, sexuality, youth violence, teen pregnancy, health practice systems, and welfare use and poverty, as well as a study of the impact of welfare repeal on Cambodian families and how the opportunities of poor teenagers are being undermined by the elimination of a social and economic safety nets. This research is part of a national study examining the long term effects of devolution on communities and institutions. She also focuses on historical anthropological perspective, specifically within the Cambodian transnational community in the Long Beach, CA. She has over a decade of research & relationships with the Long Beach Cambodian community, building projects through collaborative documentation. In collaboration with the Long Beach Historical Society, she also researches post-Khmer Rouge Cambodians communities in post-industrial suburb in Los Angeles. This work tells the story of how Cambodians navigate the cultural politics of race and power in a major U.S. city. She is currently am immersed in developing digital transnational dialogue between victims & perpetrators of the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields.
Quintiliani,Karen. (2010) Cambodian American Experience: Histories, Communities, Cultures, and identity. Chapter 29. Jonathan, H.X. Lee. Kendall Hart Publishing Co.
Quintiliani, K. (2009). “Cambodian Refugee Families in the Shadows of Welfare Reform.” Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 7(2):129-158
Needham, S. K. Quintiliani. (2008). Cambodians in Long Beach. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing.
Needham, S. K. Quitinliani. (2007). “Cambodians in Long Beach, Calfornia: The Making of a Community.” Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 5(1): 29-53/.
Quintiliani, K. (2004), “Refugee Policy. In Poverty in the United States: An encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy, edited by G. Mink and A. O’Conner.” Santa Barbara, CA: ABC- CLIO Publishers.