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Faculty List

Professors

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Sung-Sheng (Yvonne) Chang

Professor

yvonne@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6036  |  WCH 4.124

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  Chinese Area IV and Literature

Rowena Fong

Professor, Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor in Services to Children and Families

rfong@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-1393  |  School of Social Work: 3.122G

Education   

Ed.D., Harvard University
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Huaiyin Li

Professor

hli@utexas.edu  |  512-475-7910  |  GAR 3.202

Education   

Ph.D., 2000, University of California, Los Angeles

Interests

  Modern Chinese history; Contemporary Chinese economy, society, and politics; Imperial China; Chinese culture and religion; Gender and family; Agrarian studieS; Comparative studies of development and globalization

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John W. Traphagan

Professor, Centennial Commission in the Liberal Arts Fellow #2

jtrap@utexas.edu  |  512-232-0874  |  BUR 520

Education   

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Interests

  Religion & ritual | Japanese religion & society | anthropology of religion | medical anthropology | science, technology, and culture | family & kinship

Associate Professors

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Kirsten Cather

Associate Professor

kcather@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-0031  |  WCH 4.112

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Japanese literature and film; censorship; fictional and non-fictional representations of suicide; literary and filmic adaptations

Lalitha Gopalan

Associate Professor

lalitha.gopalan@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-4071  |  CMA 6.118

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Madeline Y. Hsu

Associate Professor; Director, Center for Asian American Studies

myhsu@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-9469  |  GAR 3.222

Education   

Ph.D., Yale University

Interests

  Asian American studies, migration, transnationalism, and ethnic studies

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Ward Keeler

Associate Professor

ward.keeler@gmail.com  |  512-471-8520  |  SAC 4.128

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

   Anthropology and expressive culture, including music, theatre, and literature; language and culture; postcoloniality; Java and Bali (Indonesia), and Burma.

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Su Yeong Kim

Associate Professor

projectfamily@gmail.com  |  (512) 471-5524  |  SEA 2.322C

Education   

Ph.D. HDFS, University of California, Davis
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Patricia Maclachlan

Associate Professor

pmaclachlan@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-1724  |  BAT 3.150

Education   

Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests

  Interest group behavior in Japan; Japanese postal politics and reform; consumerism in advanced industrial democracies; comparative political institutions.

Mark Metzler

Associate Professor

mmetzler@mail.utexas.edu  |  (512) 475-7262  |  GAR 3.404

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Robert M Oppenheim

Associate Professor, Director of Center for East Asian Studies

rmo@austin.utexas.edu  |  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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Nancy K. Stalker

Associate Professor

nancy.stalker@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6044  |  WCH 4.130

Education   

Ph.D., 2002, Stanford University

Interests

  20th century cultural history, new religious movements, gender

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Wei-Hsin Yu

Associate Professor

whyu@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8339  |  MAI

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Gender; Social Organizations

Assistant Professors

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Wenhong Chen

Assistant Professor

wenhong_chen@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-4952  |  CMA 6136

Education   

Ph.D., University of Toronto
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Heather Hindman

Assistant Professor

h.hindman@mail.utexas.edu  |  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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Nhi T. Lieu

Assistant Professor

nlieu@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-232-2792  |  BUR 444

Education   

Ph.D., American Culture, 2004, University of Michigan

Amy Liu

Assistant Professor

amy.liu@austin.utexas.edu

Youjeong Oh

Assistant Professor

youjeong@utexas.edu  |  512-475-6032  |  WCH 5.120A

Education   

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Urban processes in Korea and East Asia; Korean popular culture; Gender and space

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David M Sena

Assistant Professor

dsena@utexas.edu  |  512-471-7965  |  WCH 5.104C

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Early Chinese history, language, and culture

Yun-Chiahn Sena

Assistant Professor

ysena@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-4970  |  DFA 2.118

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago
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Chien-hsin Tsai

Assistant Professor

tsai@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-1302  |  WCH 5.104B

Education   

Ph.D., Harvard University
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Scott Wolford

Faculty

swolford@austin.utexas.edu  |  BAT 4.152

Education   

Ph.D., Emory University

Senior Lecturers

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Yukie Aida

Senior Lecturer

aiday@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6049  |  WCH 5.110

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
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Camilla H Hsieh

Senior Lecturer

camilla@utexas.edu  |  512-475-6046  |  WCH 5.132

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas

Interests

  Chinese language pedagogy

Chiu-Mi Lai

Senior Lecturer

cmlai@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6054  |  WCH 5.112

Education   

Ph.D., University of Washington
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Kyung Park

Senior Lecturer

pkyung@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6045  |  WCH 5.130

Education   

MA, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Interests

  Korean Language

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Naoko Suito

Senior Lecturer

n.suito@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-8497  |  WCH 5.105

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas

Interests

  Japanese language; Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology

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Wen-Hua Teng

Senior Lecturer

whteng@utexas.edu  |  512-475-6047  |  WCH 5.128

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Pedagogical grammar of Chinese; curriculum design; technology-enhanced CFL pedagogy

Lecturers

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Chih-Wei (Elsa) Chang

Lecturer

elsa.chang@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6041  |  WCH 5.116

Education   

MA, Univeristy of Texas at Austin
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Jeanette C Chen

Lecturer

jeanettechen@utexas.edu  |  512-475-6041  |  WCH 5.116

Interests

  Languages

Chikako H Cooke

Lecturer

hirayama_cooke@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-1843  |  WCH 5.136

Junko Hatanaka

Lecturer

jhatanaka@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6042  |  WCH 5.124

Education   

MA in Japanese, MS in Rhetoric and Technical Communications, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan Technological University

Min Jung Jee

Lecturer

mjjee@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6043  |  WCH 5.126

Education   

Ph.D, The University of Texas at Austin

Akemi Katayama

Lecturer

akataya@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6043  |  WCH 5.126

Education   

MA, 2012, MA, 1996, The University of Alberta, Portland State University

Interests

  Second language acquisition and language pedagogy

Yi-Chun Lin

Lecturer

yichunlin@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6042  |  WCH 5.124

Education   

M.A., Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University.

Midori Tanaka

Lecturer

midori@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-7104  |  WCH 5.138

Education   

MA, University of Oregon

Interests

  Japanese language and lingustics; pedagogy

Other faculty

Tracy Dahlby

Professor, Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Chair in Journalism

tracy.dahlby@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-6272  |  CMA 5.150F

Education   

MA, Harvard University

Susan Mays

Faculty

smays@utexas.edu  |  BUR 482

Education   

PhD, Columbia

Interests

  East Asia; China; economic & technological development; global economic history

Meng-Fen Su

East Asian Studies Librarian

msu@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-495-4323  |  PCL 2.302A

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