- HDEV Department Chair & Professor of Anthropology
- Email: Karen.Quintiliani@csulb.edu
- Phone: (562) 985-5744
- Office: LA3-202C
- Office hours for Fall 2021: Tuesdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm and by appointment. Please email Dr. Quintiliani for an appointment.
- Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Anthropology, 2003
- M.A. California State University, Long Beach, Applied Anthropology, 1995
- B.A. Loyola Marymount University, Sociology, 1985
Dr. Quintiliani is an applied anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic and applied research in Long Beach since 1988. Her research focuses on refugee and immigrant communities in the United States with a particular focus on the Cambodian community in Long Beach, California. She has worked as an applied anthropologist for community based organizations, specializing in developing and implementing programs focused on community health and education for Southeast Asians and their children. Her areas of research interest, publications, and community engagement projects include: cultural history of the Cambodian immigrant experience; social welfare policy; gender and sexuality; refugee and immigrant health; youth cultures; and program development and evaluation. Her areas of expertise are on utilizing the theories and methods of anthropology in evaluating and developing community programs and examining the implementation of public policies. She is currently working on collaborative research project with the City of Long Beach on homelessness and the outreach experience.
- ANTH 120: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- ANTH 334: Cambodian American Experience
- ANTH 412: Culture and Communication
- ANTH 416/516: Urban Anthropology
- ANTH 458: Ethnographic Methods
- ANTH 510: Proseminar
- ANTH 560: Ethnographic Research Methods
- Needham, Susan and Karen Quintiliani. (2016). Rethinking Local History through Collaboration: The Creation of the Cambodian Community History and Archive Project. Collaborative Anthropologies 8(1-2): 1-20.
- Hyatt, Susan and Karen Quintiliani. (2016). Collaborations with Historical Societies, Libraries and Museums: New Directions and Methods in Engaging Community and Institutional Partners. Collaborative Anthropologies 8(1-2): vii-xvii.
- Takemoto, Mary Ann, Simon Kim, Karen Nakai, and Karen Quintiliani. (2016). Journey to Success: University-Community Partnerships to Improve Access to and Success in Higher Education for Cambodian American Students in Long Beach. IN Focusing on the Underserved: Immigrant, Refugee, and Indigenous Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education, eds. Ching, D. and Museus, S.D. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
- Needham, Susan, Karen Quintiliani, and Robert Lemkin. (2015). The Space of Sorrow: A Historic Video Dialogue between Survivors and Perpetrators of the Cambodian Killing Fields. The International Journal of Human Rights 19(5): 628-647.
- Quintiliani, Karen and Susan Needham. (2014). Three Decades of Cambodian American Political Activism in Long Beach, California. IN The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Vol. 1), eds, Chan, Y.W., Haines, D., and Lee, J.H.X. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 268-281
- Quintiliani, Karen. (2014). A Qualitative Study of the Long Term Impact of Welfare Reform on Cambodian American Families. Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement 9:1-24. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jsaaea/vol9/iss1/
- Quintiliani, Karen and Susan Needham. (2014). Three Decades of Cambodian American Political Activism in Long Beach, California. IN The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Vol. 1), eds, Chan, Y.W., Haines, D., and Lee, J.H.X. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Quintiliani, Karen. (2014). Cambodian/Cambodian American Same Sex Identities and Encounters: Possible Research Trajectories. IN Southeast Asian Diaspora in the United States: Memories & Visions, Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow, ed., Lee, J.H.X. London and New York: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Quintiliani, Karen, Susan Needham, Robert Lemkin, & Sambath Thet. (2011). Facilitating Dialogue between Cambodian American Survivors and Khmer Rouge Perpetrators. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 23: 506-513.
- Quintiliani, Karen. (2010). (Re)Imagining the Meaning of Being Cambodian and Gay. IN Cambodian American Experiences: Histories, Communities, Cultures, and Identities, Pp. 392-408. ed., Lee, J.H.X. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
- Quintiliani, Karen. (2009). Cambodian Refugee Families in the Shadows of Welfare Reform. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 7(2): 129-158.
- Needham, Susan and Karen Quintiliani. (2008) Cambodians in Long Beach. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing.
- Needham, Susan and Karen Quintiliani. (2007) Cambodians in Long Beach, California: The Making of a Community. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 5(1): 29-53.