Faculty and Staff

Bowdoin Japanese Studies Faculty

Hiroo Aridome
Senior Lecturer in Japanese & Japanese Language Coordinator

Sakura Christmas
Instructor in History and Asian Studies

Songren Cui (on leave for the 2015-16 academic year)
Associate Professor of Asian Studies

Christopher Heurlin (on leave for the fall 2015 semester)
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

Belinda Kong
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and English

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

Vyjayanthi Ratnam Selinger
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
Director of Asian Studies Program
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

Peggy Wang
Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies

Leah Zuo (on leave for the 2015-16 academic year)
Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies


Contributing Faculty

Connie Y. Chiang
Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies
U.S. West, social, environmental

David Collings (on leave for the 2015-16 academic year)
Professor of English

Rachel Connelly
Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics

Sara A. Dickey
Professor of Anthropology

Nancy Riley
Professor of Sociology

Vineet Shende
Associate Professor of Music
Chair of Music Department

Yao Tang
Assistant Professor of Economics