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Wenhong Chen

Associate Professor |
512-471-4952 |
CMA 5.142

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

North Cooc

Assistant Professor |
512-471-7923 |
SZB 532A

Education: Ed.D., Harvard University

Interests: Disabilities and special education, education policy and evaluation, immigration and international education, childhood literacy

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Heather Hindman

Associate Professor |
512-471-1667 |
WCH 4.104G

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Critical development, entrepreneurialism, expatriate communities, social theory, global labor and gender

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Madeline Y. Hsu

Professor |
512-475-9303 |
GAR 3.106

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: Migration, Transnationalism and Diaspora, Cold War, and Ethnic Studies.

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Madhavi Mallapragada

Associate Professor |
512-471-9239 |
CMA 6.128C

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: online articulations of racialized, brown, and transnational cultural identities within a South Asian American contex

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Youjeong Oh


Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

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Robert M Oppenheim

Associate Professor |
512-471-7279 |
WCH 5.134

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Korean anthropology and history; science/tech/society; heritage; objects/materiality; history of anthropology

Soyoung Park

Assistant Professor |
(512) 475-8572 |
SZB 440M

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Sharmila Rudrappa

Professor |
512-232-6310 |
CLA 3.628

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: Comparative Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Labor, Immigration, Globalization, Assisted reproductive technologies

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Snehal Shingavi

Associate Professor |
512-471-8114 |
PAR 26

Education: PhD, University of California-Berkeley

Interests: Anglophone South Asian literature, Hindi/Urdu literature, Literature in Translation and Translation Theory, Theories of “the nation” (anticolonialism, nationalism, statism, postcolonialism, postnationalism, cosmopolitanism, globalization, transnationalism, internationalism), Classical Marxism, Asian American Literature

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Eric Tang

Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department; Faculty Fellow, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis; Division of Diversity and Community Engagement |
512-471-4380 |
GWB 3.136

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: Racism & Anti-racism; The Poetics of Displacement; Urban unrest; Activist research

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Chien-hsin Tsai


Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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Sam Vong

Assistant Professor |
GAR 0.112

Education: Ph.D., 2013, Yale University

Affiliated Faculty

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Mia Carter

Faculty |
512-471-8733 |
PAR 123

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rowena Fong

Professor |
512-471-1393 |
SSW 3.122G

Education: Ed.D., Harvard University

Miyong Kim

Professor | Associate Vice President for Community Health Engagement | La Quinta Centennial Endowed Professor |
NUR 5.141

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Su Yeong Kim

Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences |
512-471-5524 |
SEA 2.322G

Education: Ph.D. Human Development and Family Sciences, University of California, Davis

Interests: Mexican American and Chinese American families and immigration, acculturation, language brokering, parenting, depressive symptoms, school achievement, measurement invariance

Shanti Kumar

Associate Professor |
512-232-3498 |
CMA 5.124

Education: PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington

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Amy Liu

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Emory University

Beili Liu

Associate Professor |
512–471–6071 |
ART 4.414

Education: MFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Kavita Radhakrishnan

Assistant Professor |
512 471-7936 |
NUR 5.139

Education: PhD, MSEE, RN, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Teaching Affiliates

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Angelica Allen

Assistant Instructor |
BUR 562

Education: M.A., Africana Studies, New York University, B.F.A., Art Education, University of Texas at Austin

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Aarti Bhalodia


Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Natassja Gunasena

Assistant Instructor

Education: M.A., African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Minnesota State University Moorhead

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Susan Mays

Lecturer |
BUR 562

Education: PhD and MA, Columbia and Harvard

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Curran Nault


Education: Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Interests: Independent and experimental media; Asian American cinema; punk aesthetics and practices; discourses of the body; and theories of feminism, sexuality and race.

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Sona Shah

Lecturer |
512-232-9468 |
BUR 568

Education: M.A., Clark University

kt shorb

Assistant Instructor |
BUR 562