Center for Asian American Studies
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Core Faculty

North Cooc

Assistant Professor |
512-471-7923 |
SZB 532A

Education: Ed.D., Harvard University

Interests: Disabilities and special education, education policy and evaluation, immigration and international education, childhood literacy

Rowena Fong

Professor |
512-471-1393 |
SSW 3.122G

Education: Ed.D., Harvard University

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Heather Hindman

Associate Professor |
512-471-1667 |
WCH 4.104G

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Critical development, entrepreneurialism, expatriate communities, social theory, global labor and gender

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Madeline Y. Hsu

Associate Professor |
512-475-7850 |
GAR 3.106

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: Migration, Transnationalism and Diaspora, Cold War, and Ethnic Studies.

S. Akbar Hyder

Associate Professor |
512-475-6031 |
WCH 4.134

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Madhavi Mallapragada

Associate Professor |
512-471-9239 |
CMA 6.128C

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: online articulations of racialized, brown, and transnational cultural identities within a South Asian American contex

Robert M Oppenheim

Associate Professor |
512-471-7279 |
WCH 5.134

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Korean anthropology and history; science/tech/society; heritage; objects/materiality; history of anthropology

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Sharmila Rudrappa

Associate Professor |
512-232-6310 |
CLA 3.628

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Comparative Race and Ethnicity, Feminist Theory, Labor, Immigration, and Citizenship.

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Snehal Shingavi

Associate Professor |
512-471-8114 |
PAR 27

Education: Ph.D., 2009, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Anglophone South Asian literature, Hindi/Urdu literature, Literature in Translation and Translation Theory, Theories of “the nation” (anticolonialism, nationalism, statism, postcolonialism, postnationalism, cosmopolitanism, globalization, transnationalism, internationalism), Classical Marxism

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Nancy K. Stalker

Associate Professor |
512-471-5811 |
WCH 4.130

Education: Ph.D., 2002, Stanford University

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Eric Tang

Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department; Faculty Fellow, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis; Division of Diversity and Community Engagement |
512-471-4380 |
​​BLS 3.136

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: Racism & Anti-racism; The Poetics of Displacement; Urban unrest; Activist research

Sam Vong

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., 2013, Yale University

Affiliated Faculty

Mia Carter

Faculty |
512-471-8733 |
PAR 123

Education: Ph.D., English and Modern Studies, 1992, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Wenhong Chen

Assistant Professor |
512-471-4952 |
CMA 6.136

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

Miyong Kim

Professor | Associate Vice President for Community Health Engagement | La Quinta Centennial Endowed Professor |
NUR 5.141

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Su Yeong Kim

Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences |
512-471-5524 |
SEA 2.322C

Education: Ph.D. HDFS, University of California, Davis

Interests: Mexican American and Chinese American families and immigration, acculturation, language brokering, parenting, depressive symptoms, school achievement, measurement invariance

Shanti Kumar

Associate Professor |
512-232-3498 |
CMA 5.124

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington

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Amy Liu

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Emory University

Beili Liu

Associate Professor |
512–471–6071 |
ART 4.414

Education: MFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Teaching Affiliates

Aarti Bhalodia


Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Alexander Cho


Education: Ph.D., Media Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Social Media, Mobile Media, Affect, Cultural Anthropology, Youth Digital Media Cultures, Ethnography, Queer Studies, Queer of Color Critique, Critical Race Theory, Asian American Studies, Cultural Studies

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Peter Hamilton


Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, B.A, Yale College

Susan Mays

Lecturer |
BUR 562

Education: PhD and MA, Columbia and Harvard

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Sheela Jane Menon

Assistant Instructor |
FAC 16

Curran Nault


Education: Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Interests: Independent and experimental media; Asian American cinema; punk aesthetics and practices; discourses of the body; and theories of feminism, sexuality and race.

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Sona Shah

Lecturer |
512-232-9468 |
BUR 568

Education: MA, Clark University

Tony Vo


Education: MSW, The University of Texas at Austin