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IBS Associations

Environment and Society Program

Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology

Research Interests

Ancient urbanism, remote sensing, geographic information systems, Angkor, Southeast Asia, Archaeology

Brief Biography

Dr. Klassen’s research contributes to interdisciplinary dialogues of urbanism, resilience, and water management by providing empirical evidence of these cities’ long-term resilience. She specializes in remotely sensed data (including lidar) and is currently directing the Koh Ker Archaeological Project and co-directing the Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative. These projects are funded by the National Science Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the European Research Council. Her work has been featured in various media outlets including the Guardian, the Atlantic, the National Geographic Channel, and Discovery Plus.