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Namesort icon Email Degree Pursued Discipline Research Countries Research Interests
Alldredge, Jackson jqa2@cornell.edu MA Government Indonesia The politics of democratic transitions in military regimes.
Beban, Alice abb95@cornell.edu PhD Development Sociology Cambodia
Buyco, Ryan rab497@cornell.edu PhD Department of Asian Studies Philippines
transpacific imaginaries (particularly as it relates to Okinawa, the Philippines and Hawai'i)
critical geography
Charoenkajonchai, Sukhum sc453@cornell.edu PhD Regional Science Thailand
Economic development of Asia
Globalization
Trade integration of ASEAN + 3 countries
Chia, Jack Meng-Tat mc2286@cornell.edu PhD History
Indonesia
Malaysia
Singapore
Southeast Asia-China Interactions;
Chinese Popular Religion;
Chinese Diaspora;
South China Sea (maritime networks, migration and religion)
Buddhism;
Area: Southeast Asia (insular, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore);
China; Taiwan
Corey, Pamela pnc22@cornell.edu PhD History of Art
Cambodia
Vietnam
modern and contemporary art, visual studies, critical theory
Asian art history; Southeast Asia, Vietnam, and Cambodia studies
modern literature, photography, and film in Southeast Asia and its diasporas
theorizations of space, regionalism, colonialism and postcolonialism, urbanism, transnationalism, subject formation, affect and emotion
Croteau, Chantal cec322@cornell.edu MA Asian Studies Thailand
Crowley, Julia jcc424@cornell.edu MA City and Regional Planning Philippines Solid waste management in the Philippines
dalferro, alexandra agd74@cornell.edu PhD anthropology Thailand textiles (silk weaving), materiality, sensory ethnography, critical heritage studies, museology, nationalism and identity, khmer communities in thailand
Daro Minarchek, Rebakah rd364@cornell.edu PhD Development Sociology Indonesia Agriculture; political economy; gender; land tenure; land/forest rights; community mapping; Sunda
Dettman, Sebastian scd92@cornell.edu PhD Government Indonesia Comparative politics, political parties, elections, and subnational comparative research.
Di Pietrantonio, Natalia nad79@cornell.edu PhD History of Art Islamic art, Cross-cultural dimensions of Southeast and South Asian art, Marginalia, Indo-Islamic history, Erotica, Gender & Sexuality Studies. My dissertation is tentatively tiled "Visions of Desire: The Art of Awadh's Court, 1754-1857."
Fear, Sean saf237@cornell.edu PhD History Vietnam Twentieth Century Vietnamese History, Vietnam War, US-South Vietnamese relations
Fossati, Diego df275@cornell.edu PhD Government
Indonesia
Vietnam
Comparative politics (Southeast Asian politics), welfare state in developing countries, health policy, policy reform, political parties in young democracies, political economy, local governance in decentralized countries, voting behavior.
Fu, Lin lf333@cornell.edu PhD Indonesia Political economy
Gaczol, Przemyslaw pg368@cornell.edu MA City & Regional Planning Vietnam
Transportation Accessibility
Public Transportation
Halili, Gabriel gch63@cornell.edu MA City and Regional Planning Philippines
Jordan, Mariangela mj427@cornell.edu PhD Anthropology Burma sovereignty, migration, visual anthropology, the ethics of collaboration
Kang, Carissa ck577@cornell.edu PhD Developmental Psychology (minor Cognitive Science) Singapore
Bilingualism & Attentional development (across socioeconomic status and cultures), Code-switching and attentional developmnent (Executive function) in adults and children
Children's conceptual development of choice across cultures (Singapore vs. America)
Keating, Corey ck624@cornell.edu PhD Music Composition Vietnam
Music Composition
Music Technology
Acoustic Ecology
Musical Semiotics
Interactive Media
Electronic/Avant-garde Music
Kurniawan, Ferdinan fok3@cornell.edu PhD Linguistics Indonesia Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Austronesian/Indonesian linguistics
Lim, Wah Guan wl394@cornell.edu PhD Asian Studies Singapore Theatre & performance in the Chinese-speaking world, modern & contemporary Chinese literature & culture, Chinese-language film and media, postcolonial theory
Mabutas, Maricar mrm352@cornell.edu PhD Philippines Economics of Education, Public Policy Analysis
McGrath, Alexander asm337@cornell.edu MA Master's of Regional Planning Candidate in City & Regional Planning Vietnam Currently most of my academic work focuses on economic modeling around the Vietnamese economy and what the implications are of trends in economic linkages within the economy for rural and agricultural households. My previous summer was spent with the Centre for Agrarian Systems Research and Development (CASRAD) in Hanoi researching vegetable value chains in Peri-urban Hanoi.
McRoberts, Keenan kcm45@cornell.edu PhD Animal Science Vietnam Livestock nutrition, forage crop management, nutrient management, and associated socioeconomic dynamics in smallholder crop-livestock systems of Vietnam and New York State.
Minarchek, Matthew mjm564@cornell.edu PhD History Indonesia Southeast Asian (Indonesia) history. I study Indonesian history, environmental history, and historical geography in northern Sumatra during the mid-late colonial period.
Napathorn, Chaturong cn48@cornell.edu PhD International and Comparative Labor/ HR Thailand Human resource/ Industrial relations (HR/IR) practices unique to emerging markets, multinational corporations, emerging multinational corporations, and HR/ IR practices in cross border strategic alliances, mergers, and acquisitions
Oh, Edmund ejo8@cornell.edu PhD Development Sociology Vietnam
Park, Jinyoung jp989@cornell.edu PhD International Comparative Labor Burma labor, labor movement, gender, internationalism
Pearson, Trais qap2@cornell.edu PhD History Thailand
Modern Southeast Asia (Thailand); history of science and medicine; legal medicine;
religious history;
Piao, Jinglin jp967@cornell.edu MA Asian Studies Vietnam ethnic minorities' health and healing, borderlands between China and Southeast Asian countries, anthropology of the body, medical anthropology
POLMUK, CHAIRAT cp483@cornell.edu PhD Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture Thailand Southeast Asian literature, films, and intellectual history (Thailand and Laos)
Pulver, Megan msp94@cornell.edu MA City and Regional Planning Burma Land use Planning and affordable housing.
Rahadiningtyas, Anissa adr82@cornell.edu PhD Art History Indonesia Indonesian modern art
Rainwater, Katie ker89@cornell.edu PhD Development Sociology Thailand Labor, Migration, Global Commodity Chains, Precarity
Reeder, Matt mtr75@cornell.edu PhD history
Burma
Cambodia
Laos
Thailand
Mainland Southeast Asia, ethnicity, social groups, early modern history, intellectual history, historiography, nationalism, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos.
Reisnour, Nicole njr52@cornell.edu PhD Ethnomusicology Indonesia
Saypanya, Santi ss2829@cornell.edu PhD Natural Resources Laos Social Marketing Campaign: Social Perspectives and Effectiveness of Wildlife Conservation in Lao PDR
Sheng, Annie as2696@cornell.edu PhD Anthropology
Soenarto, Ermita es597@cornell.edu PhD History Indonesia Islam, history of children, childhood history
Stock, Emiko eas426@cornell.edu PhD Anthropology Cambodia
Cambodia, Chams, Muslims in Cambodia and Southeast Asia.
Inter-ethnicities, Elusive Identities, Time, Multisited situations.
Historical Anthropology. Visual Anthropology. Writing of Ethnography
Sundita, Christopher cas536@cornell.edu PhD Linguistics Philippines phonology, phonetics, historical linguistics, morphology, sociolinguistics, Austronesian languages, Philippine languages, Tagalog, Kapampangan
Tong, Nguyet nmt43@cornell.edu MA Asian Studies Thailand
Censorship in primetime Thai television
Development policies in Thailand focusing on the National Social and Economic Planning Commission, Thailand's interactions with the World Bank and WTO
Townsend, Rebecca rmt88@cornell.edu PhD History
Philippines
Thailand
Southeast Asia, especially Thailand and the Philippines; Development; Film studies; Gender and Sexuality; Emotion and affect; Political participation and sociopolitical networks; Cultural exchange and transnationalism; Popular culture; Censorship.
Tran, Mai Van mvt23@cornell.edu PhD Government
Van Do, Peter pvan@upenn.edu MA Asian Studies Vietnam Vietnam, History of
VanNocker, Amy alv53@cornell.edu International Agriculture and Rural Development Small-holder agriculture in SE Asia, System of Rice Intensification, Agricultural Policy
Vo, Alex-Thai adv23@cornell.edu PhD History Vietnam Modern Vietnamese History with concentration on the Vietnam War and the social transformation of North Vietnam from 1945-1975. Topics of interest: Land reform, Nhan Van Giai Pham affair, Reeducation Camps, Diasporas & Refugees, etc.
Vu, Hoang Minh hmv23@cornell.edu PhD History - Southeast Asian History Vietnam
Vietnamese foreign policy since 1975
International history of the Cold War
Vu, Yen ynv2@cornell.edu PhD French/ Romance Studies Vietnam Francophone, colonial & postcolonial literature in the Indochinese context, memory and autobiography
White, Erick ew12@cornell.edu PhD Anthropology Thailand
Anthropology of religion;
Syncretism, popular religiosity and charisma;
Ritual, practice and hegemony;
Spirit possession and mediumship;
Genealogy of 'religion' and 'Buddhism';
Buddhism;
Thailand;
Southeast Asia
Winarto, Ekarina ew385@cornell.edu PhD Linguistics Indonesia Syntax, Indonesian & Austronesian Linguistics, Germanic Linguistics
Work, Courtney cw432@cornell.edu PhD Cambodia Religion: Buddhism, Islam; Global Development; Spirit traditions; Politics and Governance; Environment
Wu, Ifan iw39@cornell.edu PhD Anthropology Malaysia Chinese in Malaysia; religious healing practices; linguistic ideology; body politics; gender, self and personhood; globalization
Yoo, Jin jhy39@cornell.edu MA Asian Studies
Indonesia
Malaysia
Malay and Indonesian literature and language
History of Maritime Southeast Asia, Aceh, and the Indian Ocean World; connections between Southeast Asia and the Middle East
Zhou, Taomo tz84@cornell.edu PhD History Indonesia Diplomatic relations between China and Indonesia during the Cold War; the mass violence in Indonesia in 1965-1966; Chinese in Indonesia