Faculty and Staff

Asian Studies Faculty

Hiroo Aridome
Senior Lecturer in Japanese

Songren Cui
Associate Professor of Asian Studies

Tristan Grunow
Visiting Instructor in History and Asian Studies

Christopher Heurlin (on leave for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semester)
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies & Government

John C. Holt
(on leave for the spring 2015 semester)
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
(on leave for the 2014-15 academic year)
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

Sarah Y.T. Mak
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Asian Studies

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  (on leave for the fall 2014 semester)
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
Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies


Research Associates

Nishtha Singh
Research Associate in History and Asian Studies

Contributing Faculty

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