Thun Theara (Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia) is an historian researching the cultural and political history of mainland Southeast Asia.
After graduating from the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) in 2008, he received a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation to pursue an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Returning to Cambodia in July 2011, he was recruited as a lecturer in the Department of History at RUPP. From 2012 to 2016, he followed the Harvard-Yenching-Institute-National-University-of-Singapore Joint Doctoral Scholarship. He is currently a researcher at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan.