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APIA Studies Affiliated Faculty

Elyas Bakhtiari

Bakhtiari, Elyas
Assistant Professor
Office: Boswell Hall 216
Email: [[ebakhtiari]]
Research Areas: Health Disparities, Cross-National Comparison of Health Outcomes, Racial/Ethnic Inequality, and Immigrant Incorporation
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am -12:00 pm and by appointment


Chen, Jason
Associate Professor
Office: School of Ed 3058
Phone: (757)221-6201
Areas of Expertise: Academic Motivation, Academic Engagement, Science Education, Nature of Science, Immersive Virtual Environments, Educational Technology, STEM Education

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Conan-Wu, Xin
Associate Professor of Art History
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:


Donnor, Jamel K.
Associate Professor of Education; Affiliated Faculty, American Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Racial & Social Justice
Email: jkdonnor
Areas of Expertise: Critical Race Theory & Education, U.S. Supreme Court Jurisprudence, American Constitutional Theory, Education & Civil Rights, Black Education in the American South, Education Policy, School Desegregation, and Race & Intercollegiate Athletics

Laura Guerrero

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


Han, Eric
Associate Professor of 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


Iyanaga, Michael
Assistant Professor of Music and Latin American Studies
On Leave: Fall 2022
Office: Ewell 261
Phone: (757) 221-1044
Email: [[miyanaga]]


Kim, Esther
Assistant Professor
Office: School of Ed 3056
Phone: (757) 221-2348
Email: [[ejkim05]]
Areas of Expertise: Social Studies Education, Civic Education, Religion and Schools


Kitamura, Hiroshi
Associate Professor
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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Mullen, Rani
Associate Professor of Government
Office: Chancellors 123, 757-221-3033
Links: [[rdmull, Email]] and {{, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 pm-2:30 pm.
Research Interests: Comparative Politics/South Asia

Jon Pineda

Pineda, Jon
Assistant Professor of English
Office: Tucker Hall 312
Office Hours: On Leave Fall 2022
Phone: 757-221-1655
Email: [[jpineda]]


Rasmussen, Anne
Professor of Music/Ethnomusicology, Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies; Director, AMES: Program in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Office: Ewell 263
Phone: (757) 221-1097
Email: [[akrasm]]
Website: {{}}

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

Weiss, M. Lynn
Associate Professor
Office: Samuel E. Jones House 207
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-3:30 & Wednesdays 12:30-3 and by appointment (Fall 2022)
Email: [[mlweis]]


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


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