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Who We Are

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Faculty and Language Instructors

Twenty-one core and seven emeritus faculty members have collective knowledge of Southeast Asia, which amounts to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of expertise on this region. Six language lecturers teach four levels of study in Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Faculty Associates in Research

In an effort to forge collaborative relationships with Southeast Asian specialists at educational institutions throughout New York and northern Pennsylvania, SEAP invites area scholars to join our Faculty Associates in Research (FAR) Program.

Visiting Fellows

SEAP is pleased to invite Southeast Asia area scholars from a wide array of disciplines to become affiliated with the Southeast Asia Program through our Visiting Fellows in Residence Program. SEAP Visiting Fellows in Residence are able to conduct research in the Echols Collection on Southeast Asia, as well as contribute to academic journals, conferences, symposia, and workshops sponsored by the program. Please contact for more information on the Visiting Fellows in Residence Program.

To learn more about becoming a SEAP visiting fellow, click here.

Graduate Students

SEAP students minoring in Southeast Asian Studies hail from 24 different disciplines: City and Regional Planning, Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, Art History, Asian Literature Religion and Culture, Architecture, Comparative Literature, Music, Global Development, Psychology, Asian Studies, Development Sociology, Performing and Media Arts, Information Science, History, Government, Environmental Engineering, Public Affairs, Linguistics, Natural Resources, Sociology, International Relations, Applied Economics and Management, and Global Development.

Interested in affiliating with us? If you're a current Cornell graduate student, please fill out this form.


SEAP's staff members are organized into four operational groups (Administration, Outreach, Kahin Center and Publications) and have over 40 years of combined experience with the Program. SEAP staff are located on campus at Uris Hall as well as the Kahin Center.