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Louis-Philippe Brochu

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Steven Ward

Discipline: Government, International Relations

Primary Language: TBD

Research Countries: Philippines and Indonesia

Research Interests: Populism and international security; comparative populism; the affective dynamics of populism

Dan Burgdorf

Dan Burgdorf

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sam Tilsen

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Burmese

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), Thailand

Research Interests: Burmese phonology

Minqi Chai

Minqi Chai

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Jessica Weiss

Discipline: Government

Primary Language: Mandarin Chinese

Research Countries: Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam

Research Interests: Economic nationalism, backlash politics, land politics

R Chakraborty

Rukmini Chakraborty

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee chair/advisor: Durba Ghosh

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei

Research Interests: Maritime History, Early Modern insular Southeast Asia, Courtly Culture, Legal History

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Haoqian Chen

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Chinese, English

Research Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Research Interests: Pyramid schemes, internet economy, startups and technology entrepreneurship

C. Cororaton

Claire Cororaton

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee chair/advisor: Eric Tagliacozzo

Discipline: Southeast Asian History

Primary Language: Filipino (Tagalog), Spanish

Research Countries: Philippines

Research Interests: Economic history of the Philippines during the 18th and 19th century; History of Capitalism

A. Dalferro

Alexandra Dalferro

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Thai, Khmer

Research Countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

Research Interests: Textiles (silk weaving), materiality, sensory ethnography, critical heritage studies, museology, nationalism and identity, Khmer communities in Thailand

Emily Donald

Emily Donald

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-2025

Committee chair/advisor: Tamara Loos

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Thai

Research Countries: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia

Research Interests: Women's same-sex sexuality in modern Thai history

Michael Dunaway

Michael Dunaway

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Karim Kassam

Discipline: Natural Resources

Primary Language: Indonesian 

Research Countries: Malaysia 

Research Interests: Indigenous Energy Sovereignty

Hoa Duong

Hoa Duong

Degree Pursued: PhD

Committee chair/advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Government

Primary Language: Vietnamese

Research Countries: Vietnam 

Research Interests: Intersection between Catholicism and political liberalization in Vietnam

 

Claire Elliot

Claire Elliot

Degree Pursued: MA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee Chair/Advisor: Anne Blackburn

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Thai, Pali, Sinhala

Research Countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Sri Lanka

Research Interests: Female Buddhist Renunciants in Thailand and Sri Lanka

Meita Estiningsih

Meita Estiningsih

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of Art and Visual Studies

Primary Language: Indonesian, Japanese

Research Countries: Indonesia, Japan

Research Interests: The Impact of the Japanese Occupation, 1943-1945, on the Development of Indonesian Cinema and its Legacy, in terms of Aesthetic and Institutional Work

Hilary Faxon

Hilary Faxon

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Wendy Wolford

Discipline: Development Sociology

Primary Language: Burmese, Spanish

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan

Research Interests: Critical agrarian studies, development sociology, state theory, feminist political ecology, and Southeast Asian studies

Juan

Juan Fernandez

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Tamara Loos

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Filipino (Tagalog), Indonesian, Spanish, Dutch

Research Countries: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia

Research Interests: Colonial-era photography and childhood masculinity

Kevin Foley

Kevin Foley

Degree Pursued: PhD

Discipline: Government

Primary Language: Mandarin Chinese

Secondary Languages: Burmese, Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), China, Thailand

Research Interests: Comparitive political economy

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Anushi Garg

Degree Pursued: MS

Anticipated Degree Year: May 2020

Commitee Chair/Advisor: Neema Kudva

Discipline: City and Regional Planning

Primary Language: Khmer

Research Countries: Cambodia

Research Interests: City development/planning

Xinyu Guan

Xinyu Guan

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: V. Munasinghe

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Minnan (Hokkien)

Research Countries: Singapore and Malaysia

Research Interests: Xinyu Gun looks at the intersections of race, queerness and citizenship in the urban environment of the city-state in Singapore

Sampreety Gurung

Sampreety Gurung

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Malay, Indonesian

Research Countries: Malaysia

Research Interests: Labor, care, transnational migration, health and well-being, capitalism, urban anthropology

Kara Guse

Kara Guse

Degree Pursued: MPA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Commitee Chair/Advisor: Thomas O'Toole

Discipline: Public Administration

Primary Language: Khmer

Research Countries: Cambodia

Research Interests: Technology Development, Sustainability

Nadine Gutierrez

Nadine Gutierrez

Degree Pursued: MRP

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee Chair/Advisor: Victoria Beard

Discipline: Urban Planning

Primary Language: English and Filipino 

Research Countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand

Research Interests: Tourism, planning, and development in South East Asia and the Pacific

Tien Dung Ha

Tien Dung Ha

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Stephen Hilgartner

Discipline: Science & Technology Studies

Primary Language: Vietnamese, French, English

Research Countries: Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan

Research Interests: The Making of Genomic Sciences in Southeast Asia: Remaking Asian Bodies in Singapore Biopolis

R Lincoln Hines

R. Lincoln Hines

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Sarah Kreps

Discipline: Government, International Relations

Primary Language: Mandarin Chinese

Research Countries: China + ASEAN countries

Research Interests: Comparative Authoritarianism/Nationalism
Jacqueline Ho

Jacqueline Ho

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Filiz Garip

Discipline: Sociology

Primary Language: Singapore

Research Interests: Mechanisms of social mobility in Singapore; practices of valuation; sociology of knowledge

Emily Hong Setton

Emily Hong

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Annelise Riles

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Burmese, Thai

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), Thailand

Research Interests: Law and society studies, media & visual anthropology, feminist and decolonial epistemology, collaboration

Yinyin Hu

Yinyin Hu

Degree Pursued: MA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Keith Taylor

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Vietnamese

Research Countries: Vietnam

Research Interests: Sino-Vietnamese Relations

Nielson Hul

Nielson Hul

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Abby Cohn

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Khmer

Research Countries: Cambodia

Research Interests: General patterns of sound change in the major dialects of modern Khmer

Oradi Inkhong

Oradi Inkhong

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Thai, Burmese

Research Countries: Thailand, Myanmar (Burma)

Research Interests: Making Music Making Home: The Construction of "Home" Consciousness among Shan Migrant Communities in Thailand

Maggie Jack

Maggie Jack

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Steve Jackson

Discipline: Information Science

Primary Language: Khmer

Research Countries: Cambodia

Research Interests: Information Technology

Mariangela Jordan

Mariangela Jordan

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Magnus Fiskesjö

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Burmese

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma)

Research Interests: Sovereignty, migration, visual anthropology, the ethics of collaboration

C. Keating

Corey Keating

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Kevin Ernste

Discipline: Music

Primary Language: Vietnamese

Research Countries: Vietnam

Research Interests: Cultural preservation and the role of music technology in our global community

James King

James King

Degree Pursued: MPS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee Chair/Advisor: Louise Buck

Discipline: Natural Resources

Primary Language: English and Khmer

Research Countries: Cambodia

Research Interests: Developing agroforestry community enterprise in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Sneha Kumar

Sneha Kumar

Degree Pursued: PhD 

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Committee chair/advisor: Lindy Williams

Discipline: Development Sociology

Research Countries: Indonesia

Research Interests: Understanding the effects of population ageing on intergenerational and multigenerational relationships

 

Ting Lau

Ting Hui Lau

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Magnus Fiskesjö

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Burmese, Mandarin Chinese

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), China

Research Interests: how small-scale agrarian communities (Lisu) grapple with state power and social change in China, Southeast Asia, and beyond.

L. Le

Lin Le

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Allen Carlson

Discipline: Development of Government

Primary Language: Mandarin Chinese

Research Countries: Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia

Research Interests: Comparative political development

Astara Light

Astara Light

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023 (Fall)

Committee chair/advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: Art History and Visual Studies

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand

Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art in Bali and Indonesia, performance studies and curatorial projects in Southeast and East Asia

MK Long

MK Long

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee chair/advisor: Anne Blackburn

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Burmese, Pali

Research Countries: Burma (Myanmar)

Research Interests: Micropolitics of Buddhist nunneries; religion, women, and gender

Piyawat

Piyawat Louilarpprasert

Degree Pursued: DMA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

Discipline: Music

Primary Language: Thai, German

Research Countries: Thailand

Research Interests: Sound/Visual interdisciplinary and Thai traditional music development

Aparajita Majumdar

Aparajita Majumdar

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Durba Ghosh

Discipline: History

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma)

Research Interests: The accumulation of 'wild' rubber in the northeastern tracts of British India, with specific interests in scientific forestry, borders and contraband economies.

Sireemas Maspong

Sireemas Maspong

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: John Whitman, Abigal Cohn

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Thai, Khmer

Research Countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos

Research Interests: Sound changes in SEA, phonetics-phonology interface

Sarah Meiners

Sarah Meiners

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee Chair/Advisor: Maria Cristina Garcia

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Hmong, French

Research Countries: Cambodia, Laos

Research Interests: United States refugee policy especially pertaining to children; Hmong resettlement; "geopolitical humanitarianism"

Michael Kirkpatrick Miller

Michael Kirkpatrick Miller

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee chair/advisor: Eric Tagliacozzo

Discipline: History of Southeast Asia

Primary Language: Indonesian, Dutch

Research Countries: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea

Research Interests: Colonial history of Eastern Indonesia and the Pacific; history of gender and sexuality; religious minorities in port cities; food studies; animal studies. 

Benjamin Mirin

Benjamin Mirin

Degree Pursued: MS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Holger Klinck

Discipline: Natural Resources

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia

Research Interests: The human dimensions of songbird conservation in Southeast Asia

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Joshua Mitchell

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Burmese, Shan, Kachin

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma)

Research Interests: Drug Addiction

Mary Moroney

Mary Moroney

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Miloje Despic, Sarah Murray

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Shan, Thai

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), Thailand

Research Interests: Syntax and semantics of definiteness in Shan and Thai

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Mediatrich Novianingsih

Degree Pursued: MRP

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Neema Kudva

Discipline: City and Regional Planning

Primary Language: Chinese, English

Research Countries: Indonesia

Research Interests: Resilient cities and housing, community-driven approach, impact evaluation

Kiichi Ohshmia

Kiichi Ohshima

Degree Pursued: MRP

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Victoria A. Beard

Discipline: City and Regional Planning

Primary Language: English, Japanese, and Khmer

Research Countries: Cambodia

Research Interests: 

Urban inequality and poverty in Southeast Asia. Urban transportation in Southeast Asia. 

Vinh Pham

Vinh Pham

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Andrea Bachner

Discipline: Comparative Literature

Primary Language: Vietnamese, French, German, Spanish

Research Countries: Philippines, Vietnam

Research Interests: Literary treatments of melancholia, futurity, and temporality between nineteenth century Spain and French Vietnam

J. Piao

Jinglin Piao

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Magnus Fiskesjö

Discipline: Anthropology

Research Countries: China, Vietnam

Research Interests: Development projects

Jason Pierce

Jason Pierce

Degree Pursued: MPA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Discipline: Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (Public Adminstration and Public Policy) 

Primary Language: Thai 

Research Countries: Thailand, Myanmar (Burma)

Research Interests: Comparative political economy, political parties, extra- ASEAN relations 

Anissa Rahadiningtyas

Anissa Rahadiningtyas

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: Art History

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia

Research Interests: History of modern and contemporary art in Southeast Asia with particular emphasis on Indonesia

Katie Rainwater

Katie Rainwater

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019 (Fall)

Committee chair/advisor: Eli Friedman

Discipline: Development Sociology

Primary Language: Thai, Bengali, Burmese

Research Countries: Thailand, Myanmar (Burma)

Research Interests: Labor, Migration, Global Commodity Chains, Precarity

Connor Rechtzigel

Connor Rechtzigel

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-2025

Committee Chair/Advisor: Marina Welker

Discipline: Anthropology

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia

Research Interests: Religious commodities, marketing and advertising, capitalism and development, halal economy, branding and advertising, Islam

Benjamin Ruisch

Benjamin Ruisch

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Committee Chair/Advisor: Melissa Ferguson

Discipline: Psychology

Research Countries: Indonesia

Research Interests: How information supports preexisting beliefs; how reminders influence people

Jaynel Santos

Jaynel Santos

Degree Pursued: MA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Committee chair/advisor: Yuri Mansuri

Discipline: City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture

Primary Language: Filipino (Tagalog)

Research Countries: Philippines

Research Interests: Water resource management and natural disaster risk management

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Marcin Sawczuk

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Ruth Richardson

Discipline: Environmental Engineering

Primary Language: English, Spanish, Polish

Research Countries: Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia

Research Interests: Developing a sustainable water treatment technology for the underserved and remote communities.

Darin Self

Darin Self

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Government, Comparative Politics

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia

Research Interests: Guns and Partisans: How Authoritarian Parties Gain Autonomy from Militaries

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Juhwan Seo

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Filiz Garip

Discipline: Sociology

Primary Language: Korean, English

Research Countries: Vietnam, Philippines, and Singapore

Research Interests: Immigration and migration, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality

Annie Sheng

Annie Sheng

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Magnus Fiskesjö

Discipline: Anthropology

 

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Muhammad Hazmi Ash Shidqi

Degree Pursued: MS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee Chair/Advisor: Nicky Brooks

Discipline: Regional Planning

Primary Language: English, Indonesia, Javanese

Research Countries: Indonesia

Research Interests: Regional Economics, Developmental Economics

Bruno Shirley

Bruno Shirley

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-2025

Committee chair/advisor: Anne Blackburn

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Pali

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka

Research Interests: Buddhist kingship in the Pāli cosmopolis

Armand Sim

Armand Sim

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Ravi Kanbur

Discipline: Applied Economics and Management

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia

Research Interests: Political Economy and Development

Tinakrit Sireerat

Tinakrit Sireerat

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Naoki Sakai, Arnika Fuhrmann

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Thai, Japanese

Research Countries: Thailand, Japan

Research Interests: Urban environmental history, comparative history, colonialism

Sirithorn Siriwan

Sirithorn Siriwan

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-2024

Committee chair/advisor: Arnika Fuhrmann

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Thai, Indonesian

Research Countries: Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines

Research Interests: Rice Ritualization in Northern Thai Rice Culture

Brittain Sluder

Brittain Sluder

Degree Pursued: MRP

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Committee chair/advisor: Stephan Schmidt

Discipline: City and Regional Planning

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia

Alsion Strongwater

Alison Strongwater

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Discipline: Government, Comparative Politics

Primary Language: Mandarin Chinese

Research Countries: Cambodia

Research Interests: Biopolitics in Authoritarian States

F.R. Sutikno

Fauzul Rizal Sutikno

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Victoria Beard

Discipline: City and Regional Planning

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia

Research Interests: Informal Community, Social Capital, and the Bureaucratic Politics of Resistance to Eviction in Indonesia

Van Tran

Mai Van Tran

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Thomas Pepinsky

Discipline: Government

Primary Language: Vietnamese, Burmese

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma)

Research Interests: Dynamics of separatist conflicts during democratic transition

Jason Tran

Hoai Khai Tran

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Keith Taylor

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Vietnamese

Research Countries: Vietnam

Research Interests: Pre-modern Vietnamese Literature Religions and Culture

O Tritrakarn

Ornwara Tritrakarn

Degree Pursued: MA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Chiara Formichi

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Thai, Malay

Research Countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia

Research Interests: The roles of Islam in Southeast Asian politics and culture, relations between mass media and religion

Rex Ukaejiofo

Rex Ukaejiofo

Degree Pursued: MPS

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee Chair/Advisor: Shorna Allred

Discipline: Global Development

Primary Language: English

Research Countries: Malaysia

Research Interests: Climate Resilience & Adaptation, Agricultural Policy Analysis & AgDisaster Risk Management.

Kelsey Utne

Kelsey Utne

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Durba Ghosh

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Hindi, Urdu, Persian

Research Countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma

Research Interests: Comparative colonialism 

Alex-Thai Vo

Alex-Thai Vo

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Committee chair/advisor: Keith Taylor

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Vietnamese

Research Countries: Vietnam

Research Interests: Modern Vietnamese History with concentration on the Vietnam War and the social transformation of North Vietnam from 1945-1975

Rachel Vogel

Rachel Vogel

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Sam Tilsen

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia

Research Interests: Linguistics of Indonesian and Indonesian Languages

Hoang Minh Vu

Hoang Minh Vu

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Keith Taylor, Fredrik Logevall

Discipline: History - Southeast Asian History

Primary Language: Vietnamese

Research Countries: Vietnam

Research Interests: The Third Indochina War and the Making of Present-Day Southeast Asia, 1975-1995

Yen Vu

Yen Vu

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2018-2019

Committee chair/advisor: Gerard Aching

Discipline: Romance Studies

Primary Language: Vietnamese, French

Research Countries: Vietnam, France

Research Interests: Vietnamese Francophone literature, Vietnamese intellectual history, 20th Century literary and cultural productions in Vietnamese and French

 

Darren Wan

Darren Wan

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-2025

Committee chair/advisor: Eric Tagliacozzo

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Malay, Tamil

Research Countries: Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore

Research Interests: Southern Chinese and Tamil diasporic communities across the Bay of Bengal, labor history, intercommunal intimacy, decolonization, citizenship

Ekarina Winarto

Ekarina Winarto

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Committee chair/advisor: John Whitman

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Indonesian, Filipino (Tagalog)

Research Countries: Indonesia, Philippines

Research Interests: Syntax, Indonesian & Austronesian Linguistics, Germanic Linguistics

Yawa Zewou

Yawa Zewou

Degree Pursued: MPA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2020

Committee chair/advisor: Tim O'Toole

Discipline: CIPA

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia

Lingzi Zhuang

Lingzi Zhuang

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Discipline: Linguistics

Primary Language: Burmese, Tibetan, Chinese

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), Thailand

Research Interests: Syntax, semantics, Tibetan and Tibeto-Burman historical linguistics, Chinese