Andrew Harris is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, subfield Archaeology. His research focuses on the religious transformation of the Angkorian Empire of Cambodia to Theravada Buddhism during the 14th-16th centuries through the construction of prayer-halls (prah vihar) and renovation of prior Hindu temples. His research explores the continuities between these religious traditions through architectural forms, as well as settlement patterns corresponding with prayer-hall construction during the later periods of Angkor’s history.
Andrew received his MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2012 and BA from Queen’s University (2011). Andrew is also the co-director of the Angkor Vihara Project, an ongoing collaborative archaeological project between the Archaeology Center of the University of Toronto and the Cambodian APSARA National Authority, which explores the project outlined above through the excavation of prayer-halls in the final Angkorian capital center of Angkor Thom.
Andrew can be reached at email@example.com.