Faculty and Staff

Asian Studies Faculty 2017-18
left to right: Xiaoke Jia, Leah Zuo, Shu-chin Tsui, Chris Heurlin, Belinda Kong, Rachel Sturman, Peggy Wang, Hiroo Aridome, Sakura Christmas, Chris Born, Henry Laurence
Missing: Songren Cui, John Holt, Sree Padma Holt, Vyjayanthi Selinger

Hiroo Aridome
Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Japanese Language Coordinator

Sakura Christmas (on leave for the 2018-19 academic year)
Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies

Songren Cui
Associate Professor of Asian Studies

Christopher Heurlin
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Government

John C. Holt 
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the Humanities in Religion and Asian Studies

Xiaoke Jia
Lecturer in Chinese Language and Chinese Language Coordinator

John Kim
Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

Belinda Kong
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and English
Director of Asian Studies Program

Henry C.W. Laurence
Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies
Japanese and comparative political economy; media and politics

Christine Marrewa Karwoski 
ASIANetwork-Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Studies

Yinqiu Ma
Visiting Lecturer in Chinese Language

Vyjayanthi Ratnam Selinger
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
premodern and modern Japanese literature, Japanese language, theoretical approaches to history as narrative

Rachel Sturman (on leave for the spring 2019 semester)
Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
South Asia

Shu-chin Tsui  (on leave for the 2018-19 academic year)
Professor of Asian Studies and Cinema Studies
Director of the Cinema Studies Program

Peggy Wang 
Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies

Leah Zuo
Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies


Contributing Faculty

Connie Y. Chiang (on leave for the 2018-19 academic year)
Professor of History and Environmental Studies
U.S. West, social, environmental

David Collings
Professor of English

Rachel Connelly (on leave for the 2018-19 academic year)
Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics

Sara A. Dickey (on leave for the 2018-19 academic year)
Professor of Anthropology

Anna Golovkova
Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion

Nancy Riley
A. Myrick Freeman Professor of Social Sciences

Vineet Shende
Professor of Music