SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Prof Penny Edwards

Penny Edwards is Associate Professor of Southeast Asian studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of the award-winning Cambodge: The Cultivation of a Nation, 1860-1945 (Hawai’i University Press), and has edited and co-edited seven volumes and journal issues, most recently Memory Thickness: Presenting Southeast Asian Pasts, Issue 21 (2016) of the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia. Her current book projects are Incognito: How princes travel, on the Myngun Prince of Burma, and a translation of Soth Polin's novel L'anarchiste excerpts of which have appeared in Words Without Borders and Mekong Review. She has published over twenty five articles on the cultural and colonial histories of Cambodia, Burma and Chinese migrations, most recently “Archival Detours: Sourcing Colonial History” in Fiona Paisley and Kirsty Reid, ed. Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism: Approaching the Imperial Archive (London: Routledge, 2017), and “Watching the Detectives: the Elusive Exile of Prince Myngoon of Burma” in Ronit Ricci (Ed) Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration Honolulu: Hawaii University Press (2016).