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  
Smith 522 Phone: (508) 793 2508
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I Nyoman Catra

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




Gary P. DeAngelis

DeAngelisLecturer, Associate Director of Special Studies 
Ph.D., Boston University/ Harvard University
Office: Smith 326 Phone: 508-793-2498
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Oliver De La Paz

La Paz

On Leave
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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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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Yongli Li

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa BarbaraFields: 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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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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Lynn Kremer


Distinguished Professor of Humanities
M.F.A., Brandeis University
Fields: Theatre (Southeast Asia, Indonesia)
Email: kremer@holycross.edu  
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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Aditi Malik


Assistant 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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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



Sanjog Rupakheti

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Assistant 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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Jingjing Cai



Visiting Assistant Professor, Chinese
Office: Stein 429  Phone: 508-793-3042


Faculty Emeriti


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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