Education: M.S., Purdue University
Interests: Language pedagogy (Hindi); Contemporary South Asian literature with a focus on communal conflicts, gender issues, caste, religion and immigrant experiences; Curriculum development; Innovative use of technology in language teaching; Program development; Less commonly taught languages
Professor, Director of Center for East Asian Studies
Education: Ph.D., 2000, University of California, Los Angeles
Interests: Modern Chinese history; Contemporary Chinese economy, society, and politics; imperial China; gender and family; agrarian studies; Chinese culture and religions; and comparative studies of development and globalization.
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University
Interests: Interest group behavior in Japan; Japanese postal politics and reform; consumerism in advanced industrial democracies; comparative political institutions.