Anida Yoeu Ali, M.F.A. Performance, School of the Art Institute Chicago. Multimedia/interdisciplinary artist, diasporic scholar, and community activist. Senior Artist-in-Residence, UW Bothell
Third Andresen, Ph.D., University of Washington
PI, 206 Hip Hop Archive Suzzallo Library Media Arcade. Curriculum Developer & Editor, Filipino American History/Ethnic Studies K-12 curriculum. Director, Philippine Study Abroad & Hawai’i Field Study Program. Affiliate Faculty, Comparative History of Ideas, American Ethnic Studies, & Honors Program. Ethnic Studies Department Chair, Green River College.
Nazry BahrawiPh.D., Comparative Literature, University of Warwick, England, 2013; Assistant Professor, Southeast Asian Literature and Culture, Department of Asian Languages and Literature. Areas of interest: world literature, translation studies as well as religion and literature in the Islamicate world and the wider global South.
Enrique “Rick” Bonus, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1997; Associate Professor, American Ethnic Studies. Areas of interest: Filipino-American studies, Asian-American studies, immigration and transnationalism, media and race, race and public space, minorities in education…
Mary Callahan, Ph.D., Government, Cornell University,1996; Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies. Areas of interest: comparative politics, Southeast Asia studies, and civil-military relations.
Patrick Christie, Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan 1999; Professor, School of Marine Affairs and Jackson School of International Studies. Director, Canadian Studies Center. Areas of interest: social feasibility of ecosystem-based management and marine-protected areas, integrated coastal management.
Sara Curran, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1994; Professor, Jackson School of International Studies and Evans School of Public Affairs. Director, Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology. Areas of interest: social demography, environment, development and globalization, gender.
Rebakah Daro Minarchek, Ph.D.,Cornell University, 2019; Assistant Teaching Professor in Integrated Social Sciences and the Jackson School of International Studies. Dr. Daro Minarchek’s research interests include environmental justice, the politics of natural resource access, Indigenous rights, gender, and participatory mapping.
Raissa DeSmet, Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz. Associate Teaching Professor, UWB Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Adjunct Curator of Asian Culture, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Postcolonial Studies, Museum and Memory Studies, Southeast Asian Visual Cultures, and Critical and Community-Based Pedagogies.
Christoph Giebel, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996; Associate Professor, History and Jackson School of International Studies. Areas of Interest: Southeast Asia and Viet Nam, comparative colonialism and (French and US) imperialism in Southeast Asia, history, historiography, and memory, and, the spatial representations of the wars in Viet Nam.
Jenna Grant, Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Iowa, 2013; Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology. Areas of interest: medical anthropology, science and technology studies, global health, visual anthropology, medical imaging, malaria, Southeast Asian studies, and Cambodia.
Judith Henchy, Ph.D., History, University of Washington; Head, University of Washington Libraries, Southeast Asia Section. Areas of interest: 20th-century Vietnamese intellectual history.
Gordon Holtgrieve, Ph.D., University of Washington; Associate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Areas of interest: conservation, ecology, and freshwater.
Kell Juan, B.A., American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington, 2017.  Assistant Teaching Professor, Tagalog.  A native speaker of Tagalog, Kell recognizes that language learning also encompasses cultural learning, and enjoys integrating that element in her classes.
Ungsan Kim, Ph.D., University of Washington; Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Literature. Areas of interest: Korean cinema, inter-Asian cinema, contemporary Vietnamese and Chinese language cinema, queer cinema and media cultures of Asia.
Randall Kyes, Ph.D., University of Georgia; Research Professor, Psychology. Adjunct Research Professor, Global Health. Director, Center of Global Field Study. Areas of interest: population assessment, habitat analysis, conservation genetics, pathogen transmission in primates and other megafauna, with special emphasis on the human-animal interface in different countries including Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, and Thailand.
Peter Lape, Ph.D., Brown, 2000; Professor, Department of Anthropology and Curator, Burke Museum. Areas of interest: tropical Island land use and agriculture, paleoclimates, warfare, archaeology and history, religious change; island Southeast Asia and the Pacific…
Diep Le, Lecturer, Vietnamese
James Lin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies; history of Taiwan and its interactions with the world, including a focus on Southeast Asia, in the 20th century.
Clark Lombardi, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2001. Professor, School of Law. Director of Islamic Legal Studies. Islamic law, constitutional law, federalism, comparative law, and development law
Celia Lowe, Ph.D., Professor, Anthropology. Director, Center for Southeast Asia and its Diasporas. Areas of interest: anthropology of reason, biosecurity, post-colonial theory, science studies, nationalism, identity, Southeast Asia, Indonesia…
Ben Marwick, Ph.D., Australian National University, 2008; Associate Professor, Anthropology. Areas of interest: evolutionary ecology, archaeology, stone artifact technology, mainland Southeast Asia and Australia…
Linh Thủy Nguyễn, Ph.D., University of California , San Diego; Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies. Areas of Interest: interpersonal and structural relationships between history, memory, race, war, migration and family.
Xuan-Thao Nguyen, J.D., Northeastern University School of Law; Professor, School of Law. Areas of Interest: Asian Law, banking law, corporate governance, cryptocurrency, international business and trade law, IP and IP taxation, telecommunications law and policy, venture capital.
Vicente Rafael, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1984; Professor, History. Areas of interest: Philippine history, colonialism and nationalism, historiography.
Cabeiri Robinson, Ph.D., Anthropology, Cornell University, 2005. Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies. Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. Political Islam; Refugee Studies; Human Rights and Humanitarianism; Political Violence and Armed Conflict, Post-Conflict and Transitional Justice; Political and Legal Anthropology; South Asia, especially Pakistan, India, Jammu & Kashmir; Comparative Muslim Societies
Desiana Pauli Sandjaja, M.A., International Affairs, Ohio University, 1999; Teaching Professor (Indonesian), and Southeast Asia Language Program Coordinator. Areas of interest: Asian languages and literature.
Lesley Steinman, Ph.D., University of Washington; HPRC Research Scientist, Older Adult Health Promotion; Areas of interest: implementation science, healthy aging, global mental health, community-clinical linkages, community engaged research, self-management and chronic conditions, health disparities and health equity, underserved populations, and mixed-methods research.
Christina Sunardi, Ph.D., Music, University of California, Berkeley; Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology; Adelaide D. Currie Cole Endowed Professor; Chair, UW Dance…
Bich-Ngoc Turner, Ph.D., American Studies, University of Hawaii; Assistant Teaching Professor, Vietnamese language and literature. Areas of interest: U.S.-Viet Nam relations, postwar Viet Nam, and international studies.
Jonathan Warren, Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1997; Professor, Jackson School of International Studies. Areas of interest: education, race, ethnicity and nationalism, cultural studies, and qualitative research methods.
Than Than Win, Ph.D., English (TESOL), Northern Illinois University; Lecturer (Burmese), Southeast Asian studies.
Anand Yang, Ph.D., University of Virginia; Professor, Jackson School of International Studies and History Department. Areas of interest: history of South, Southeast, and East Asia; comparative colonialisms; colonial systems of discipline and punishment, South Asian diasporas and labor migrations, urban and social history
Luoth Yin, M.A., Creative Writing, Southern New Hampshire University, 2017; B.A. Political Science, Seattle University, 1986; Lecturer (Khmer), Southeast Asian Studies.

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Affiliated Faculty


Hoàng t. Diệu-Hiền, MN, MPH, PhD, Global Health, Public Health, Nursing, University of Washington. Areas of interest: Strength-based community-driven and community-engaged research to promote social factors affecting health, life review reminiscence, cultural displacement, community cohesion, and health.
Hazel Hahn, Ph.D. History, University of California at Berkeley, 1997.Professor, History (Seattle University); Europe from the Enlightenment to present; European Cultural History; European Imperialism and Colonialism; European and Colonial Cities;  Gender and Culture in Modern Europe; History of Southeast Asia; Film and History; Historical Theory and Methodology.
Harriet PhinneyAssistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, Seattle University.

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Emeritus Faculty


Thomas Gething, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Michigan, 1966. Affiliate Professor (Emeritus); Asian Languages and Literature; Thai language, Khammuang (Northern Thai)…
Gary Hamilton, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Washington, 1975; Professor, Sociology. Areas of interest: economic sociology, sociology of organizations, historical and comparative sociology, Chinese societies, and East Asian societies and economies.
Tracy Harachi, Ph.D., University of Washington, 1999; Associate Professor, School of Social Work. Areas of interest: Promotion of well-being and prevention of high risk behaviors among children and youth including community, school, and family-based interventions; and, migration, including cultural adaptation of immigrants and refugees particularly Southeast Asian populations.
Charles Hirschman, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972; Professor, Sociology and Evans School of Public Affairs. Areas of interest: demography, race and ethnicity, immigration, and Southeast Asia.
Charles “Biff” Keyes, Ph.D., Cornell, 1967. Professor (Emeritus), Anthropology and Jackson School of International Studies; Ethnic group relations; transformation of peasant society; religion and modernity; sociology of Theravada Buddhism; anthropology and history; Southeast Asia, especially Thailand & Vietnam.
Kim O. Nguyen, Ph.D., French Literature, UCLA, 1973.Senior Lecturer (Emeritus),  Asian Languages and Literature; Vietnamese language and literature
Laurie Sears, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1986; Professor, History; Walker Family Endowed Professor of History; Former Director of Southeast Asia Center. Areas of interest: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, comparative colonialisms, psychoanalysis and colonialism, and historiography.