Asian Studies Steering Committee

Arjun Guneratne
  • Arjun Guneratne
  • Professor of Anthropology; Director of Asian Studies
  • Socio-cultural anthropology, ethnic identities, globalization, environmentalism, South Asia (Sri Lanka and Nepal)
  • 651-696-6362
Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Holly Barcus
I-Chun Catherine Chang
Erik Davis
  • Erik Davis
  • Associate Professor, Religious Studies
  • current focus: collective and ritual creativity associated with social protest movements in urban Cambodia and Southeast Asia.
  • 651-696-6152
Liang Ding
Rivi Handler-Spitz
James W. Laine
Joy Laine
  • Joy Laine
  • Adjunct Professor, Philosophy
  • Focuses on the philosophy of mind and language in the context of both Western and Indian philosophical traditions
  • 651-696-6353
Arthur Mitchell
Wang Ping
  • Wang Ping
  • Professor, English
  • Creative writing, poetry and fiction; the Chinese-American immigrant experience; footbinding, sexuality and eroticism in Chinese culture; women in modern China; Chinese migrant workers and industrialization; environmental issues; photography.
  • 651-696-6512
Kari Shepherdson-Scott
Satoko Suzuki
Yue-Him Tam
Chuen-Fung Wong
Xin Yang