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

Christopher Born
Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

Sakura Christmas
Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies

Songren Cui
Associate Professor of Asian Studies

Christopher Heurlin
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Government

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

Sree Padma Holt
Research Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the ISLE Program

Xiaoke Jia
Lecturer in Chinese Language and Chinese Language Coordinator

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

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

Vyjayanthi Ratnam Selinger (on leave for 2017-18 academic year)
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
premodern and modern Japanese literature, Japanese language, theoretical approaches to history as narrative

Rachel Sturman
Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
South Asia

Shu-chin Tsui
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
Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies
Director of the Environmental Studies Program
U.S. West, social, environmental

David Collings
Professor of English

Rachel Connelly
Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics

Sara A. Dickey
Professor of Anthropology

Anna Golovkova
Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion

Nancy Riley (on leave for the 2017-18 academic year)
Professor of Sociology

Vineet Shende
Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Music Department

Yao Tang  (on leave for the 2017-18 academic year)
Associate Professor of Economics