Current faculty focus their research and teaching on studies of text, ritual and performance to create this Program’s special emphasis on the arts and humanities in Southeast Asia and its diasporas. The Program is also assisted by affiliate faculty in the wider university community.

Muhamad Ali (Religious Studies)
Islam, Indonesia

David Biggs (History)
Vietnamese, Environment

Charmaine Craig (Creative Writing)

Fiction, fact, and freedom; historical fiction and narratology

Weihsin Gui (English)

Anglophone literatures of South & Southeast Asia

Emily Hue (Ethnic Studies)
Cultural Studies, Burma/ Myanmar, Queer/ Feminist Studies, Asian American Studies

Tamara C. Ho (Gender and Sexuality Studies)
Burma/Myanmar, Asian American Studies

Mariam Beevi Lam (Comparative Literature)

Vietnam, Asian American Studies

Rene Lysloff (Music; emeritus)

Hendrik Maier (Comparative Literature; emeritus)
Malaysia, Indonesia

Sally Ann Ness (Anthropology)

Victoria Reyes (Sociology)

Culture, territoriality, borders, empire

Christina Schwenkel (Anthropology)

Sarita Echavez See (Media and Cultural Studies)
Philippines and diaspora

Rican Vue (Graduate School of Education)
Intersections of race, ethnicity, class and gender in education

Deborah Wong (Music)

Ethnomusicology, musics of Thailand and Asian America

Affiliated Faculty

Wendy Rogers, Emeritus

Kurt Schwabe
Environmental Science