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Faculty & Staff

Ann Marie Leshkowich

Director, Asian Studies
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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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




Gary P. DeAngelis

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






Darcie DeAngelo

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology






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
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
Office: Stein 510    Phone:  508-793-2678
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Ji Hao

Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: Chinese language and literature





Baozhang He

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Fields: Chinese Linguistics, Language, Literature, and Culture
Office: Stein 410  Phone:  508-793-2299
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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
Office:  Brooks 457    Phone:  508-793-2294
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Lynn Kremer

Professor and The Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., Chair in the Humanities
M.F.A., Brandeis University
Fields: Theatre (Southeast Asia, Indonesia)
O'Kane 470 Phone: 508-793-2462
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Evyn LĂȘ Espiritu

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Fields: Asian American Studies, critical refugee studies, transpacific studies, settler colonial studies, diaspora studies, Vietnam War
Office: Smith  Hall 437    PO Box:  I Phone:   508-793-2738
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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 
Office:   Smith 425     Phone:  508-793-3436
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Tat-Siong Benny Liew

Professor and 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  Office: Smith 422
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Aditi Malik

Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Northwestern University 
Fields: Comparative Politics, African and South Asian Politics. 
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
Office: O'Kane 369  PO Box: 61A  Phone: 508-793-2764





Claudia N. Ross

Professor, Department Chair Modern Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Linguistics (lexical and semantic structure), Chinese language pedagogy
Office:  Stein 442      Phone:  508-793-3335
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Sanjog Rupakheti

On Leave Fall 2018

Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Office: O’Kane 391   PO Box: 165 A   Phone: 508-793- 3496
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Mathew N. Schmalz

Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: global Catholicisms, Hinduism, Catholic esotericism, modern religious movements 
Office:  Smith 404     Phone:  508-793-2557
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May Sim

Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fields: Ancient Philosophy (Plato & Aristotle), Asian Philosophy (Confucianism & Daoism), ethics, metaphysics and human rights
Smith 522 Phone: (508) 793 2508
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Jingjing Cai


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



Professors 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 
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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.
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