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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
Email:aleshkow@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 230 Phone: (508) 793-2788
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I Nyoman Catra

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

 

 

 

Gary P. DeAngelis

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

 

 

 

 

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

Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: Chinese language and literature
Email: jhao@holycross.edu

 

 

 

 

Baozhang He

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Fields: Chinese Linguistics, Language, Literature, and Culture
Email: bhe@holycross.edu  
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
Email: skorde@holycross.edu  
Office:  Brooks 457    Phone:  508-793-2294
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Lynn Kremer

Professor, Theatre
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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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
Email:  eleespir@holycross.edu
Office: Smith  Hall 437    Phone:   508-793-2738
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Todd Lewis

Professor, Religious Studies
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

Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies, Religious 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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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

 

 

 

 

Claudia N. Ross

Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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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Mathew N. Schmalz

Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: global Catholicisms, Hinduism, Catholic esotericism, modern religious movements 
Email: mschmalz@holycross.edu  
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
Email: msim@holycross.edu  
Office: 
Smith 522 Phone: (508) 793 2508
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Yutian Tan

Visiting Instructor, Chinese 
Cand. Ph.D., Ohio State University
Fields:  Chinese Linguistics, Chinese dialectology, Language and Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 
Email: srodgers@holycross.edu  
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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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