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APIA Studies Core Faculty


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

R. Benedito Ferrao

Ferrão, R. Benedito
Assistant Professor of Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies and English
Office: Tucker Hall 117
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-2:50 by appointment (Spring 2024)
Zoom Office Hours: {{}}
Email: [[rbferrao]]

Hamada, Tomoko
Professor of Anthropology, Emerita
Email: [[thamad]]
Areas of Specialization: Cultural anthropology, applied anthropology, management strategies; Japan, East Asia

Kahn, Jenny
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Office: Rm 125 Washington Hall
Phone: 757-221-1054
E-mail: [[jgkahn01]]
Areas of Specialization: Archaeology; Oceania; Household Archaeology; House Societies; Social Complexity; Monumental Architecture and Ideology; Human-Landscape Interactions; Exchange and Geochemistry; Lithic Analysis; Chronometric Techniques

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Schug, Joanna
Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: Integrated Science Center 1095
Phone: 757-221-3891
Email: [[jschug]]
CV: {{, pdf}}


Sheehi, Stephen
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professorial Chair of Middle East Studies (on leave for 2023-24)
Email: [[spsheehi]]


Sohoni, Deenesh
Professor of Sociology, Director of Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies
Office: Boswell Hall 212
Email: [[dssoho]]
Research Areas: Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Asian American Studies, Law and Citizenship


Thelwell, Chinua Akimaro
Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History
Office: Blair 354
Email: [[cathelwell]]
Regional Areas of Research: Ancient to Modern Africa, United States
Thematic Areas of Research: African American, Comparative and Transnational, Cultural/Intellectual, Diaspora and Migration, Popular Culture and Media, Race and Ethnicity

Wright, Andrea
Associate Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology
Email: [[w|agwright]]
Office: Washington Hall Room 120
Appointments and office hours may be booked online: {{}}
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