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
  • Satoko Suzuki
  • DeWitt Wallace Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 3-4:00 p.m., Wednesday 10-11:00 a.m. and Thursday 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • 651-696-6723

Yue-Him Tam

Chuen-Fung Wong

Xin Yang
  • Xin Yang
  • Chair and Associate Professor
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m. or by appointment
  • 651-696-6423