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Aguas, Francis Tanglao
Director of Global Studies, Professor
Office: Boswell 123
Email: asiancentennial@wm.edu
Phone: 757-221-2684
Website: http://pinoyarts.blogspot.com

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Balasundaram , Sasikumar
Adjunct Lecturer of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Office: Tucker Hall 117
Office hrs: Tue/Thu 1.50-2.50 pm
Email: [[sbalasundaram]]

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Bose, Diya
Assistant Professor
Office: Boswell Hall 319
Email: [[dbose]]

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Burchett, Patton
Assistant Professor
Email: [[peburchett]]
Interests: Religions of South Asia; Hindu devotion (Bhakti); Yoga; Tantra; Hindu-Muslim relations; Magic, Science, & Religion; Colonialism; "Spirituality"
Office: Wren 308

Cheng, Tun-jen
Class of 1935 Professor, Government
Office: TBD
Links: [[tjchen, Email]]
Office Hours: Mondays 3:00 pm–4:30 pm and Wednesdays 4:00 pm–5:30
Research Interests: International Relations (Political Economy), Comparative Politics (East Asia)

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Cherkaoui, Driss
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literature
Office: Washington Hall 233
Phone: (757) 221-1723
Email: [[dxcher]]

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Conan-Wu, Xin
Associate Professor
Office : Andrews Hall 209
Phone: (757) 221-2530
Email: : [[xwu]]
Areas of Specialization: East Asian Art, representations of nature, garden & landscape studies, intellectual history
Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/view/xinconanwu

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Cronin, Michael
Associate Professor
Office: Washington Hall 314
Phone: (757) 221-2072
Email: [[mpcronin]]
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/mpcronin}}

Eisele, John
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literature
Office: Washington Hall 222
Phone: (757) 221-3145
Email: [[jceise]]
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/jceise}}

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Ferrao, R. Benedito
Assistant Professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies
Office: Tucker Hall 117
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30-12:20 (Spring 2022)
Zoom Office Hours: {{https://cwm.zoom.us/my/noite}}
Email: [[rbferrao]]

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Glasser, Jonathan
Associate Professor
Office: Washington Hall 122
Phone: 757-221-1058
Email: [[jglasser]]
Areas of specialization: Exchange, historical anthropology, music, poetics and performance, colonialism, textuality, culture theory; North Africa and the Middle East

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Grewal, Sharan
Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 237, 757-221-1816
Links: [[ssgrewal, Email]] and {{https://sharangrewal.com/, Webpage }}
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00 pm–2:00 pm and Wednesdays 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Democratization, Revolutions, Religion

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Guerrero, Laura P.
Assistant Professor
Office: James Blair 120
Email: [[lpguerrero]]
Dept. office phone: 757-221-2716

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Han, Eric
Associate Professor, History
Office: Blair 303
Email: [[echan]]
Regional Areas of Research: East and South Asia
Thematic Areas of Research: Comparative and Transnational, Diaspora and Migration, Pacific World/Pacific Rim, Race and Ethnicity

Michael Hill

Hill, Michael
Associate Professor
Office : Washington Hall 216
Phone: (757) 221-3482
Email: [[mghill]]

Calvin Hui

Hui, Calvin
Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
Office : Washington Hall 231
Email: [[kchui]]

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Karakaya-Stump, Ayfer
Associate Professor, History
Office: Blair 310
Email: [[akstump]]
Regional Areas of Research: Middle East and Indian Ocean, Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Thematic Areas of Research: Religion, Cultural and Intellectual, Borders and Borderlands, Women, Gender and Sexuality, Historiography and Historical Memory

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Kassem, Lina
Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations
Office: Chancellors 368
Links: [[lmkassem, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am–10:30 am and [[lmkassem, email]] to schedule an appointment.
Research Interests: Gender and Law, Islamic Feminism, Human Rights, and Middle East Politics

Kato, Tomoko
Instructor of Japanese
Office: Washington Hall 238
Phone: (757) 221-1192
Email: [[txkato]]

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Katz, Max
Associate Professor (Ethnomusicology)
Office: Ewell Hall 262A
Phone: (757) 221-1070
Email: [[mgkatz]]

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Kitamura, Aiko
Visiting Instructor of Japanese
Office: Washington Hall 318
Phone: (757) 221-4149
Email: [[akitamura]]

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Kitamura, Hiroshi
Associate Professor - History
Office: Blair 340
Phone: 757-221-3740
Email: [[hxkita]]
Regional Areas of Research: East and South Asia, United States
Thematic Areas of Research: Comparative and Transnational, International Relations, Pacific World/Pacific Rim, Popular Culture and Media

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McLaughlin, Mark
Visiting Assistant Professor
Email: [[mjmclaughlin]]
Office: Wren 312
Interests: South Asian Religions, History and Philosophy of Meditation and Yoga, Sacred Space in South Asia, Tomb and Relic Traditions, Sustainability and Religion

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Mullen, Rani
Associate Professor
Office: Chancellors 234, 757-221-3033
Links: [[rdmull, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/rdmull, Webpage}}
Office Hours: [[rdmull, Email]] to book an appointment.
Research Interests: Comparative Politics/South Asia

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Pamment, Claire
Associate Professor of World Theatre
On Leave: 2021-2022
Office: Boswell 129
Email: [[clpamment]]
Phone: 757-221-2670

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Rasmussen, Anne
Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology, Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies; Director, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Program
Office: Ewell 263
Phone: (757) 221-1097
Email: [[akrasm]]
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/as/music/ensembles/nontraditional/meme/index.php}}

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Ronquillo, Theresa
Adjunct Lecturer of Asian Pacific Islander American Studies
Office: Boswell Hall 139
Email: [[tronquillo]]
Website: www.embody-change.com

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Sasaki, Tomoyuki
Associate Professor of Japanese Studies
Office: Washington Hall 226
Phone: (757) 221-1247
Email: [[tsasaki]]

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Sheehi, Stephen
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies, Professor of Arabic Studies
Email: [[spsheehi]]

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Sheikh, Faraz
Assistant Professor
Email: [[fmsheikh]]
Interests: Comparative Religious Ethics; Ethical Formation; Muslim Ethics; Discourse and Subjectivity
Office: Wren 305

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Shrestha, Ranjan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Fields: Development, Health, Demography
Email: [[rshrestha]]
Office: Chancellors 461

Sohoni, Deenesh
Professor of Sociology, Director of Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies
Office: Boswell Hall 212
Email: [[dssoho]]
Phone: 757-221-2596
Research Areas: Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Asian American Studies, Law and Citizenship
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/dssoho/}}

Su, Qian
Instructor of Chinese
Office: Washington Hall 316
Phone: (757) 221-7729
Email: [[qsu]]

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Topal, Semiha
Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Office: Wren 307
Email: stopal@wm.edu
Interests: Islam, Women & Gender, Islam & Secularism

Vose, Kevin
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Email: [[kavose]]
Office: Wren 306
Interests: Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Monastic Networks, Himalayan History

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Wilcox, Emily
Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
Office: Washington Hall 213
Email: [[eewilcox]]

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Wright, Andrea
Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology
Email: [[agwright]]
Areas of Specialization: cultural anthropology; anthro-history; energy infrastructure; labor; migration; security; kinship; India; Pakistan; the Arabian Sea; 20th century British Imperialism; postcolonial states; human rights
Office: Washington Hall Room 119
Appointments and office hours may be booked online: https://andreawright.youcanbook.me/

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Zaki, Mona
Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies
Office: Washington Hall 223
Phone: (757) 221-5511
Email: [[mzaki]]

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Zandi-Sayek, Sibel
Associate Professor of Art History
Office: Andrews Hall 207A
Phone: (757) 221-2527
Email: [[ssayek]]
Areas of Specialization : Modern architecture and urbanism; geography, cultural landscape studies, and planning history; the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East.

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Zutshi, Chitralekha
James Pinckney Harrison Professor of History
Office: Blair 306
Email: [[cxzuts]]
Regional Areas of Research: South Asia and the Indian Ocean
Thematic Areas of Research: Islam, Imperialism and Colonialism, Historiography and Historical Memory, Nationalism and National Identity, British Empire, and Cultural/Intellectual History