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Core Faculty

Ben Brinner
Department of Music
Gamelan traditions of Java and Bali, Indonesia

Pheng Cheah
Department of Rhetoric
Legal studies, human rights, globalization and nationalist literature, Indonesia, Malaysia

Catherine Ceniza Choy
Department of Ethnic Studies
Philippine-American history, diaspora studies

Penny Edwards
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Colonial and postcolonial studies, Buddhism, Cambodia and Burma

Aihwa Ong
Department of Anthropology
Globalization and transnationalism; modernity, capitalism, and development citizenship and sovereignty trans-national studies of Chinese communities across the Pacific Rim

Nancy Lee Peluso
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management Environmental sociology and political ecology, landscape history, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand

Sylvia Tiwon
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Literature, gender and cultural studies, Indonesia

Khatharya Um
Department of Ethnic Studies
Refugee and diaspora studies; Cambodia

Peter Zinoman
Department of History
Early and modern Southeast Asian history; Vietnam


Language Lecturers

Kenneth Wong (Burmese)
Cynthia Aban (Filipino)
Dr. Joi Barrios-LeBlanc (Filipino)
Karen Llagas (Filipino)
Ninik Lunde (Indonesian)
Frank Smith (Khmer)
Supatra Chowchuvech (Thai)
Cam Nguyet Nguyen (Vietnamese)
Hanh Tran (Vietnamese)

Language instruction is coordinated by the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies


Past Core Faculty

Jeffrey Hadler (1968-2017)
Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies

Joanna Williams
Emerita Professor of Art History

Gillian Hart
Emerita Professor of Geography

James Matisoff
Emeritus Professor of Linguistics

Robert Reed
Emeritus Professor of Geography

Herbert Phillips
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology

James Anderson (1930-2015)
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology

Amin Sweeney (1938-2010)
Emeritus Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies


Affiliated Faculty

Nezar Al Sayyad
Professor of Architecture

Jeroen Dewulf
Queen Beatrix Professor of Dutch Studies

Colleen Lye
Associate Professor of English

Jeffrey Romm
Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management

Karl Britto
Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature

You-tien Hsing
Professor of Geography

Peter Jenks
Assistant Professor of Linguistics

M. Steven Fish
Professor of Political Science

Dara O’Rourke
Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

T.J. Pempel
Professor of Political Science

Trinh Minh-ha
Professor of Rhetoric and Gender & Women’s Studies

Irene Bloemraad
Professor of Sociology

Richard Buxbaum
Emeritus Professor of International Law, Berkeley Law School

Laurel Fletcher
Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law School

David I. Levine
Professor, Haas School of Business

Paul J Gertler
Professor, Haas School of Business and School of Public Welfare