Kimly Ngoun’s thesis is titled, Understanding Khmer nationalism in the Preah Vihear temple conflict with Thailand: The state, the city, and the border. Kimly commenced his study in the doctoral program in Political Science and International Relations at the Australian National University in February 2011. His study is supported by an AusAID Australian Leadership Award. Kimly holds a Bachelor of Education (B Ed, TEFL) from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and a Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies from Chulalongkorn University. Prior to joining the ANU, Kimly was a lecturer at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. He also spent one year working as a translator at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal known by its official name The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), and completed joint translation projects with the Centre for Khmer Studies in Phnom Penh.