Emily Mitamura is a poet and doctoral candidate in Political Theory at the University of Minnesota. Her work takes up the afterlives of mass violence, specifically centering the Cambodian Genocide. She interrogates, in particular, the performative and narrative demands placed upon those interred in the wake of mass and colonial violence – with commitments to political and postcolonial theory, women of color feminisms, critical ethnic studies, critical refugee studies, and film. Her poetry engages continuous bodily, relational, and archival hauntings.