Faculty & Staff



May Sim

Director, Asian Studies
Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fields: Ancient Philosophy (Plato & Aristotle), Asian Philosophy (Confucianism & Daoism), ethics, metaphysics and human rights
Email: msim@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 522 Phone: (508) 793 2508
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I Nyoman Catra

Visiting Fellow in Balinese Music, Theatre and Dance
Ph.D., Wesleyan University
Fields: Balinese Theatre
Office: O'Kane 489 Phone: 508-793-2762


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Oliver De La Paz

Associate Professor, English
M.F.A, Arizona State University
Fields: Creative Writing: Poetry and Hybrid Genres; Contemporary American Poetry; Asian American Literature
Email: odelapaz@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 227   Phone: 508-793-2698
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Miao Dou

Visiting Instructor
Email: mdou@holycross.edu



Thomas R. Gottschang

Professor, Economics 
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Economic History, Comparative Economic Systems, Economic Growth and Development, Transitional Economics, China, Vietnam
Email: tgottsch@holycross.edu  
Office: Stein 510    Phone:  508-793-2678
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Ji Hao

Associate Professor, Chinese
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: Chinese language and literature
Email: jhao@holycross.edu 
Office:  Stein 427     Phone:   508-793-2608
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Stephen A. Kocs

Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: International relations; national security policy




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Yongli Li

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Fields: Chinese Film and Media Studies
Office: Stein 426


Yu-Jung Lin

Yu-Jung Lin

Assistant Professor, Chinese
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington
Fields: Phonology and phonetics (syllable structure, tones, rhythm), Psycholinguistics (the influence of orthography on sound processing), Second language acquisition
(tense and lax vowel distinction by L1 and L2 learners, diphthong production and perception by L1 and L2 learners)
Email: yjlin@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 426     
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Joanna Linzer

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
Fields: History of Science; Environmental, Technology; Japan
Email: jlinzer@holycross.edu
Office: 508-793-3454



Lynn Kremer

Distinguished Professor of Humanities
M.F.A., Brandeis University
Fields: Theatre (Southeast Asia, Indonesia)
Email: kremer@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 470   Phone: 508-793-2462
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Ann Marie Leshkowich

Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Anthropology (Vietnam, Southeast Asia), gender, economic transformation, neoliberalism, middle classness, fashion, social work, and transnational adoption in Vietnam
Office: Beaven 230 Phone: (508) 793-2788
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Todd Lewis

Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities
Ph.D., Columbia University
Fields: Buddhism, Hinduism, East Asian religions, anthropology of religions, modernization, ecology and religion 
Email: tlewis@holycross.edu
Office:   Smith 425     Phone:  508-793-3436
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Tat-Siong Benny Liew

Professor, Class of 1956 Chair in New Testament Studies
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fields: synoptic gospels, gospel of John, cultural and racial interpretations and receptions of the Bible, apocalypticism, Asian American history and literature
Email:bliew@holycross.edu  Office: Smith 422
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Associate Professor Political Science Aditi Malik

Aditi Malik

Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Northwestern University 
Fields: Comparative Politics, African Politics, South Asian Politics, political violence
Email: amalik@holycross.edu 
Office:  Fenwick 311  PO Box:  49A  Phone:  508-793-2516
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Jennifer McIntire

Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
Ph.D., Princeton University



Ke Ren

Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Fields: late imperial and modern Chinese history, Cultural and intellectual history, Sino-Western exchanges, cosmopolitanism, and transnational movements
Email: kren@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 369  PO Box: 61A  Phone: 508-793-2764


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Sanjog Rupakheti

Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Email: srupakhe@holycross.edu 
Office: O’Kane 391   PO Box: 165 A   Phone: 508-793- 3496
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Jorge Santos

Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Ethnic American Literature; Immigrant/Migrant Literature; Ethnic Studies; American Cultural Studies; Graphic Narrative; Asian American Literature
Email: jsantos@holycross.edu  
Office:  Fenwick 225   Phone: 508-793-3460
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Xu Xi

Xu Xi

English - Creative Writing
Jenks Chair in Contemporary Letters
MFA Fiction, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1985)
Fields: Novel, Literary Essay, Short Fiction, Memoir; Transnational literatures in English; World Literatures in translation (especially literatures of Asia and postcolonial spaces); World Politics (esp. China-US relations); Indonesian language and literature.


Faculty Emeriti


Gary P. DeAngelis

Lecturer, Associate Director of Special Studies 
Ph.D., Boston University/ Harvard University
Office: Smith 326 Phone: 508-793-2498
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Shirish Korde

Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Music
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
Fields:  Music (India), Theory, Composition, World Music
Email: skorde@holycross.edu  
Office:  Brooks 457    Phone:  508-793-2294
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Susan Rodgers

Professor Emerita, Anthropology
Distinguished Professor Emerita, Ethics and Society, Holy Cross
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: Anthropology of literature, print literacies, anthropology of art and museums, Indonesia, Sumatra 
Email: srodgers@holycross.edu  
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Claudia N. Ross

Professor Emerita, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Chinese
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Linguistics (lexical and semantic structure), Chinese language pedagogy
Email: cross@holycross.edu  
Office:  Stein 442      Phone:  508-793-3335 
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Karen L. Turner

Professor, Emerita
Distinguished Professor of Humanities, History, Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Comparative law; Chinese legal history; Vietnamese history; Women and war; Law and human rights in Asia; Comparative empires.
Email: kturner@holycross.edu
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