Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Letters & Science


Name Department Role Fields of Study
Erlin Barnard Faculty Associate

Language Pedagogy; Materials Development; Second Language Acquisition

Gudrun Bühnemann Professor

Sanskrit language and literature; Buddhism in India and Nepal; Hinduism; Tantrism and Yoga Studies

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Anthony Cerulli Associate Professor

Religion in South Asia; Hinduism; Kerala History and Culture; History of Medicine in India; Medical and Health Humanities

Charo D'Etcheverry Associate Professor

Classical Japanese literature (especially court fiction & its reception and early kabuki)

John D. Dunne Professor

Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice; Religious Studies; Cognitive Science of Religion; Contemplative Science

Naomi Geyer Associate Professor

Japanese Language, Language Pedagogy, Pragmatics

Tyrell Haberkorn Associate Professor

Violence, Human Rights, Sovereignty, Arbitrary Detention, Land Rights, Agrarian Struggle, Historiographies of Repression, Gender Studies, Socialism, Dissident Literature, Southeast Asia (Thailand). 

Rania Huntington Professor

Ming and Qing narrative and drama, literature of the weird and supernatural, memory in literature, depiction of women in literature

Adam L. Kern Professor

The popular literature, culture, poetry, theater, and visual culture of early modern unto modern Japan (1600-1900). Transcultural comics in Japan (manga, kibyôshi, etc) and beyond.

Byung-jin Lim Associate Professor

Korean Language and Linguistics, Second/Foreign Language Acquisition, Computer-Mediated Communication, Korean Language Textbook Development

Naomi McGloin Professor

Japanese Language and Linguistics

Junko Mori Professor

Japanese Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Sociolinguistics

Takako Nakakubo Faculty Associate

Second Language Acquisition of Japanese, Japanese Pedagogy, Learning Strategies

William Nienhauser Professor

Early traditional fiction and history; early poetry (especially Du Fu and Tao Qian).

Steve Ridgely, ALC Chair Associate Professor

modern Japanese literature, cultural theory, transasian studies

Bei Yang Assistant Professor

Second language acquisition, Chinese languages and linguistics, speech science

Hongming Zhang Professor

Chinese linguistics; syntax-phonology interface; prosodic phonology; poetic prosody; history of Chinese language; teaching Chinese as a second language

Weihua Zhu Assistant Professor

Discourse analysis, Chinese pragmatics, language pedagogy, ELF