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Susan Mays



Education: PhD and MA, Columbia and Harvard

Interests: China and East Asia; Economic & Technological Development; Global Economic History

Department of Anthropology

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Ward Keeler

Associate Professor

ward.keeler@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8520 |
SAC 4.128

Education: PhD, University of Chicago

Interests: Anthropology and Expressive Culture, including Music, Theatre, and Literature; Language and Culture; Postcoloniality; Java and Bali (Indonesia), and Burma.

Department of American Studies

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Lina Chhun

Assistant Professor

lina.chhun@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7277 |
BUR 437

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Interests: Southeast Asian/American Studies, Critical Refugee Studies, Memory Studies, Historical Violence and Trauma

College of Education

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Xiaofen Keating

Associate Professor

xk93@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-3565 |
SZB 428N

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Grace MyHyun Kim

Assistant Professor

grace@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-4861 |
SZB 334B

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

Interests: Literacy, Language, Multicultural Education, New Media and Globalization

Department of Asian Studies

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Yukie Aida

Associate Professor of Instruction

aiday@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6049 |
WCH 5.110

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

Interests: Japanese Language Pedagogy / Students Beliefs About Their Own Language Performances

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Kirsten Cather

Associate Professor, Director of Center for East Asian Studies

kcather@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-0031 |
WCH 4.112

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

Interests: Modern Japanese Literature and Film; Censorship, Suicide, and Death in Modern Japan; Adaptations; Translation Theory and Practice

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Chih-Wei (Elsa) Chang

Assistant Professor of Instruction

elsa.chang@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6041 |
WCH 5.116

Education: MA, Univeristy of Texas at Austin

Interests: Chinese language

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Sung-Sheng (Yvonne) Chang

Professor/Director of Center for Taiwan Studies

yvonne@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6036 |
WCH 4.124

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Chinese Area IV, Chinese Film, and Literature

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Jeanette C Chen

Assistant Professor of Instruction

jeanettechen@utexas.edu |
512-475-6041 |
WCH 5.116

Interests: Chinese Language

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Chikako H Cooke

Assistant Professor of Instruction

hirayama_cooke@austin.utexas.edu |
WCH 5.104A

Education: MA, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Interests: Japanese Language Pedagogy, Extensive Reading, Personal Traits; Mindfulness in Education

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Kaori Duffey

Assistant Professor of Instruction

kaorid@utexas.edu |
512-471-1843 |
WCH 5.136

Interests: Japanese Language

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Heather Hindman

Associate Professor

h.hindman@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-1667 |
WCH 4.104C

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Critical Development, Entrepreneurialism, Expatriate Communities, Social Theory, Global Labor and Gender

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Camilla H Hsieh

Associate Professor of Instruction

camilla@utexas.edu |
512-475-6046 |
WCH 5.132

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas

Interests: Chinese Language Pedagogy

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Brian Hurley

Assistant Professor

brian.hurley@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6048 |
WCH 4.104E

Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Japanese Literature, Close Reading, Intellectual History, and Economics

Akemi Katayama

Assistant Professor of Instruction

akataya@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8497 |
WCH 5.105

Education: MA, 2012, MA, 1996, The University of Alberta, Portland State University

Interests: Japanese Second Language Acquisition and Japanese Language Pedagogy

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Eun Joo Kim

Assistant Professor of Instruction

kim.eunjoo@austin.utexas.edu |
WCH 5.104B

Education: BA, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Interests: Korean Language

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Mina Kim

Assistant Professor of Instruction

mina.kim@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6045 |
WCH 5.130

Education: M.A, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Interests: Korean Language and Linguistics, Korean Language Pedagogy

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Chiu-Mi Lai

Professor of Instruction

cmlai@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-5811 (main) |
WCH 4.114

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

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Yi-Chun Lin

Assistant Professor of Instruction

yichunlin@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6042 |
WCH 5.124

Education: M.A., Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University.

Interests: Mandarin Chinese Language

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Yongfeng Liu

Assistant Professor of Instruction

yongfengliu@utexas.edu |
512-475-6043 |

Interests: Chinese Language

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Alice McCoy-Bae

Assistant Professor of Instruction

mccoy-bae@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-1843 |
WCH 5.136

Education: M.S., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Korean Language, Korean Language Pedagogy, Film Representations of a Social Reality in Korea, Women and Gender Issues in Korea, Korean Food Culture, and Social Media and Its Impact on Learning Korean

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Youjeong Oh

Associate Professor

youjeong@utexas.edu |
512-475-6032 |
WCH 5.114

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

Interests: Urban Processes in Korea and East Asia; Development and Social Movement; Media, Tourism and Place; Korean Popular Culture

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Robert M Oppenheim


rmo@austin.utexas.edu |
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

Shelby Oxenford


shelby.oxenford@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6011 |
WCH 4.116

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

Joseph Schaub



Education: Ph.D, University of Maryland, College Park

Interests: Japanese Popular Culture

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Naoko Suito

Associate Professor of Instruction

n.suito@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8497 |
WCH 4.110

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas

Interests: Japanese Language; Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology

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Saori Suto

Assistant Professor of Instruction

saori.suto@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6042 |
WCH 5.124

Education: MA, California State University, Long Beach

Interests: Content-Based Language Learning; instruction for teaching Japanese as a heritage language (JHL) and foreign language (JFL)

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Midori Tanaka

Assistant Professor of Instruction

midori@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-7104 |
WCH 5.138

Education: MA, University of Oregon

Interests: Japanese Language and Linguistics; Pedagogy

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Wen-Hua Teng

Associate Professor of Instruction

whteng@utexas.edu |
512-475-6047 |
WCH 5.128

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

Interests: Pedagogical Grammar of Chinese; Curriculum Design; Technology-Enhanced CFL Pedagogy

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Luke Waring

Assistant Professor

luke.waring@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-6024 |
WCH 4.122

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests: Early Chinese Literature and Cultural History (1250 BCE-220 CE)

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Shohko Yanagisawa

Assistant Professor of Instruction

syanagisawa@utexas.edu |
512-475-6045 |
WCH 5.130

Education: M.A., Purdue University

Interests: Japanese Language

Li Yang



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

Interests: Chinese Language (All Levels), Chinese Civilization, Chinese Literature in Translation, Contemporary Chinese Cinema, East Asian Cinemas, Chinese Film Industry, Chinese Popular Culture, Transnational Cinema, Cultural Globalization, Gender Studies, Digital Humanities

Department of Art and Art History

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Beili Liu

Leslie Waggener Professorship in the College of Fine Arts

beili@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-6071 |
Art 3.326

Education: MFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests: Visual Art, Installation and Sculpture, Migration, Culture Narratives, Contemporary Asian Art, Contemporary Visual Art, Craft, Women's Labor, Identity, Racial, Cultural and Social Topics

Department of English

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Cathy J. Schlund-Vials


cathy.schlundvials@austin.utexas.edu |
CAL 2019

Education: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Interests: Critical Refugee Studies, Transpacific Studies, Asian American Studies, U.S. Cultural Studies, 20th and 21st-Century U.S. Literature, Human Rights, Disability Studies

Department of Government

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Tse-min Lin

Associate Professor

tml@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-7248 |
BAT 4.144

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Interests: Methodology, Formal Theory, and American and Comparative Political Behavior

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Amy Liu

Assistant Professor


Education: Ph.D., Emory University

Interests: Ethnic Politics, Language Policies, Migration Politics, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe

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Xuecheng Liu

Visiting Associate Professor

xcliu814@yahoo.com |
512-471-5121 |
BATTS 2.116

Education: Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin, 1993

Interests: Asian Politics and Security, Asia's Regional Cooperation, and China's Asia Policy

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Xiaobo Lü

Associate Professor

xiaobolu@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-7257 |
BAT 3.152

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: Distributive Politics of Development; Chinese Politics; Comparative and International Political Economy

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Patricia Maclachlan

Professor of Government and Asian Studies; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Professor of Japanese Studies

pmaclachlan@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-1724 |
BAT 3.150

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests: Comparative Politics; Politics of Japan and East Asia

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Scott Wolford


swolford@austin.utexas.edu |
BAT 4.152

Education: Ph.D., Emory University

Interests: International Conflict, International Institutions, Game Theory

Department of History

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Adam Clulow


adam.clulow@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4358 |

Education: Ph.D., 2008, Columbia University

Interests: Early Modern Japanese History, Maritime History, Southeast Asian History, Transnational History, European Overseas Expansion, Digital Humanities

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Madeline Y. Hsu

Professor; Department of History

myhsu@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-9303 |
GAR 3.404

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: Asian American Studies, Cold War, Migration, Transnationalism, and Ethnic Studies

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Huaiyin Li


hli@utexas.edu |
512-475-7910 |
GAR 3.202

Education: PhD, UCLA, Department of History

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

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Mark Ravina


mark.ravina@austin.utexas.edu |
GAR 3.502

Education: Ph.D. Stanford University, 1991, A.B. Columbia University, 1983

Interests: Early Modern and Modern Japan, Digital Humanities, Transnational History

Department of Human Development and Family Science

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Su Yeong Kim

Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences

su.yeong.kim@utexas.edu |
(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

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

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Mikiya Koyagi

Assistant Professor

mikiya.koyagi@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-6605 |

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

Interests: Modern Iranian History, Mobility, Travel, Infrastructure, Transnational History, Pan-Asianism, Intra-Asian Connections

Department of Radio-Television-Film

Lalitha Gopalan

Associate Professor

lalitha.gopalan@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4071 |
CMA 6.118

Education: PhD, University of Rochester

Interests: Areas of Film Theory, Feminist Film Theory, Contemporary World Cinemas, Indian Cinema, Genre Films, and Experimental Film and Video

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PJ Raval

Associate Professor


Education: MFA Film Production , BA Visual Arts, UT Austin, ,University of California San Diego

Interests: Philippines, Filipinx American and Filipino Diaspora, Asian American, Queer Studies, Art & Activism

Department of Religious Studies

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John W. Traphagan


john.traphagan@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-0874 |
BUR 520

Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Interests: Astrobiology | Japanese Religion & Society | Ritual | Medical Anthropology | Science, Technology, and Culture | Ruralities in Japan

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

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Sheena Greitens

Associate Professor

sheena.greitens@austin.utexas.edu |

Education: PhD in Government, Harvard University; MPhil in International Relations, Oxford University; B.A. in Political Science (Honors in Security Studies), Stanford University

Interests: East Asia, China, Korea, Taiwan, Security, Authoritarianism, Democracy

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Ji Ma

Assistant Professor

maji@utexas.edu |
512-232-4240 |
SRH 3.324

Education: PhD, Indiana University

Interests: State-Society Relationship and Knowledge Production in Non-Profit and Philanthropy Sectors; Computational Social Science Methodology

School of Journalism and Media

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Wenhong Chen

Assistant Professor

wenhong.chen@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4952 |
CMA 5.142

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

Interests: Digital Media Technologies in Multiethnic, Entrepreneurial, and Civic Settings

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Hsiang Chyi

Associate Professor

chyi@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-0553 |
BMC 3.374

Education: Ph.D., (University of Texas at Austin), M.A. (Stanford University), B.A. (National Taiwan University)

Interests: Economics and Management of News Media in the Digital Age; Audience Demand for Multi-Platform Newspapers and the Managerial Challenges Facing News Organizations in the U.S. and in the East

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Tracy Dahlby

Professor, Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Chair in Journalism

tracy.dahlby@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-6272 |
CMA 5.150F

Education: MA, Harvard University

Interests: Examining the Changing Role and Function of Foreign Reporting in a Time of Digital Revolution in Journalism and Helping Students to Cope With and Benefit From the Changes

Visiting Scholars

William Chou

Postdoctoral Fellow, Clements Center for National Security


Interests: US-Japan Relations, Business, Technology, Consumer Culture

Malgorzata Citko

Visiting Researcher


Education: PhD, East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese), University of Hawaii at Manoa

Interests: Instability of Knowledge and Various Mechanisms of Stabilizing Lines of Knowledge Transmission; Reception of Pre-Modern Japanese Literary Texts Throughout History; Depictions of Pre-Modern Japan in Popular Culture; Japan’s Intellectual History; History of Women in Japan; Non-Western Digital Humanities

Yu Lin

PhD Candidate


Interests: Taiwanese Poetry / Media Transmedia and Literature

Retired Faculty

Rowena Fong

Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor Emerita in Services to Children and Families, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

rfong@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-1393 |
School of Social Work: 3.122G

Education: Ed.D., Harvard University

Interests: Asian American Studies; Chinese American Children and Families; Ethnic Identity Formation and Socialization; Childrearing Practices; International Adoptions; Immigrants and Refugees; Human Trafficking; Title IVE Child Welfare Training, Child Neglect, Family Preservation, Culturally Competent Practice

Gerlinde Leiding

Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture

ger@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-5665 |
GOL 3.104

Education: Architektin, Werkkunstschule Krefeld (Germany)

Interests: Design; History of Asian Architecture; Modern Japanese Architecture