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Graduate Student List

Zachary Adamz

PhD student, Asian Cultures & Languages

zmadamz01@gmail.com

Interests

  Diaspora and homeland theory, geographies of nationalism and transnationalism, processes and consequences of territorialization, ethnicity and belonging, and Central Eurasian and East Asian studies, particularly late pre-modern and modern Korean history, culture, and society.

Jasmine Bisheh

Master's student, Asian Studies

jasmine.bisheh@hotmail.com

Interests

  East Asia, Japanese language and culture, East Asian multicultural and multiethnic communities in homogenous societies particularly in Japan, South Korea and China

Chad Bruce

Master's student, Asian Studies

Interests

  Contemporary Japanese social issues in rural Japan, Japanese folk religion and ceremonies, anthropology of East Asia

Max Bruce

PhD candidate in Asian Cultures & Languages

maxbruce@utexas.edu

Interests

  Urdu Hindi poetry and literature. Sociolinguistics.

Qingzi Cai

PhD candidate in Asian Cultures & Languages

caiqingzi214@gmail.com

Interests

  Modern Chinese literature

Michelle Chen

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

ihsiao@utexas.edu

Interests

  Modern Chinese literature, film and culture; Sinophone studies

Mung Ting Chung

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

mtchung1011@gmail.com

Education   

M.phil, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Interests

  Hong Kong and Taiwanese literature; Deleuzian theory; Sinophone fictions.

William Clayton

Master's student, Asian Studies

travis.clayton@me.com

Interests

  International relations, Taiwanese history, and China's socioeconomic development.

Hilary Cramer

Master's student in Asian Studies

cramerh@utexas.edu

Interests

  East Asia, Japanese, Chinese and South Korean language and culture, East Asian popular culture, Japanese film and literature, translation, media culture, East Asian music and media, literature, gender perception in media, war history, Post-War relations between countries

Christian Current

Master's candidate in Asian Cultures & Languages

christiancurrent@gmail.com

Interests

  History of Indian religion (Vedic period-Medieval India) develop. of yoga philosophy/practice, meditation, body & health. Dissertation: translation and exegesis of several yoga Upanishads. 

Marianne Dauphin

Master's student in Asian Studies

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Manomohini Dutta

PhD Candidate in Asian Cultures & Languages

manomohini@utexas.edu

Interests

  Hindu Legal Traditions, Sanskrit literature, Pre-Modern Indian History. South Asian Religions, South Asian History, Gender Studies.

Xuefeng Feng

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

Interests

  Socialist aesthetics and its practices, literary theories in 20th century China, Chinese Marxism and its culture policies.

Robert Gallagher

Master's student in Asian Studies

bobvirgie@hotmail.com

Interests

  Sanskrit, religious studies, Uzbek

Nina Gat

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

ninasgat@utexas.edu

Interests

  Roots of the ancient Indian legal system as seen in Vedic texts; Inter-linkages and divergences in early Dharmaśāstra literature; Customary law traditions; Dharma in practice as seen in contemporary literature of the broader Indian diaspora

Charlotte Giles

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

charlotte.giles@utexas.edu

Interests

  Indo-Islamic culture and history, Islamic education (madrasas), gender studies, religious violence

Andrea Gutierrez

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

andreagutierrez@utexas.edu

Interests

  Sanskrit, Prakrits, Tamil, foodways and food manuals of South Asia, animal studies and animal speech, Hindu traditions, Buddhist traditions, yogic traditions

Madiha Haque

Master's student in Asian Studies

madiha.haque@utexas.edu

Interests

  Urdu, post-colonial South Asia, migrations and displacements, language nationalism, South Asian music

Michael Jones

PhD candidate in Asian Cultures & Languages

theojijo@yahoo.com

Interests

  Interaction of religion and agriculture in ancient India, especially in the Sanskrit corpus.

Jean Kim

PhD student, Asian Cultures & Languages

Interests

  Communications Geographies, media and place-making in East Asia, place in media, rapid modernization of East Asia  

Hillary Langberg

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

hlangberg@austin.utexas.edu

Interests

  History and development of Indian Buddhism; Interactions between religious traditions in premodern South Asia, formations of religious identity; Sanskrit and Pāḷi texts, Art History (particularly Pāla period sculpture), ritual theory; methods and approach in religious studies.

Katie Lazarowicz

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

Tien-Wen Lin

PhD candidate in Asian Cultures & Languages

tienwen@gmail.com

Interests

  Korean waves, trans-Asia cultural traffic, nationalism and new media (television and the Internet), the relationship between social media and Taiwanese identity. Flows and movements of cultures; popular or mass media. 

Jia Liu

PhD student, Asian Cultures & Languages

janeliu53@gmail.com

Interests

  Modern Chinese literature, mass media and cultural institution.  

Kathleen Longwaters

PhD candidate in Asian Cultures & Languages

klongwaters@utexas.edu

Interests

  Medical writings in Sanskrit and Urdu, Sanskrit grammar, and Sanskrit poetry.

Matthew Milligan

PhD Candidate; co-editor-in-chief of Sagar

mattdmilligan@gmail.com  |  Prufrock's

Education   

B.A. Albion College, M.A. University of Texas, University of Texas

Interests

  Indian Buddhism, Indian archaeology, epigraphy, art, Buddhist literature in Sanskrit and Pali

Yalimar Pagan

Master's student in Asian Studies

Saleha Parvaiz

Master's student in Asian Studies

salehaparvaiz@hotmail.com

Nikola Rajic

PhD candidate in Asian Cultures & Languages

Interests

  Tamil; female characters in Tamil literature and the popular appeal of female writers

Ana Ramirez

Master's student in Asian Studies and Global Policy Studies

anaramirezcorte@utexas.edu

Education   

BA International Relations, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico

Interests

  Contemporary Chinese history, international relations, environmental policymaking and social movements

Daniel Rudmann

PhD candidate in Asian Cultures & Languages

danrud1@gmail.com

Interests

  Sanskrit epic literature, critical theory, translation studies.

Karl Rule

Master's student, Asian Studies

Rubi Sanchez Lozoya

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

zrubisl@gmail.com

Aaron Sherraden

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

aaron.sherraden@gmail.com

Interests

  Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Epic Literature of India and associated performance traditions.

Mu-Min Shih

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

leoforlion@gmail.com

Interests

  Female prose and essay writing in Taiwan, Taiwanese writing system movement.

Daniel Shouse

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

daniel.shouse154@topper.wku.edu

Education   

B.A. Anthropology, Asian Religions and Cultures; M.A. Religious Studies, Western Kentucky University

Interests

  South Asian religions, post-modernism/post-colonialism, nationalism, religious and ethnic violence, diaspora, globalization

Ming-Huei Wang

PhD student in Asian Cultures & Languages

mhwang@mail.utexas.edu

Interests

  Modern Chinese and Taiwan literature

Jeffrey Wilson

Master's student in Asian Studies

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