Southeast Asia

Position Announcement! Assistant Professor of Islamic Southeast Asia

September 25, 2023
The University of California at Berkeley is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the Islamic Worlds of Southeast Asia, in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. The successful candidate will have a rigorous grounding in the culture, literature or history of one or more Islamic communities or movements in Southeast Asia. We especially welcome applications from specialists of Indonesia and the Malay world. Advanced literacy in at least one relevant research language in addition to English is required.


Three Berkeley Graduate Students Receive CSEAS FLAS Awards

September 14, 2023

CSEAS is pleased to announce that three UC Berkeley graduate students have received FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships for the 2023-2024 academic year. FLAS Fellowships are a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents to study a Southeast Asian language at the intermediate or advanced level, and to undertake related international or area studies coursework. The program is funded by the US Department of Education, and the fellowships are awarded at UC Berkeley annually on a competitive basis for...

New GETSEA Mini-Course

September 14, 2023

Applications are now open for GETSEA’s Fall 2023 Mini-Course!

GETSEA is offering one free and virtual mini-course this fall on topics in Southeast Asian studies, open to graduate students from a wide range of backgrounds. Current graduates students at a GETSEA member institution receive first priority in admission to the courses, though graduate students at any institution who research in and around Southeast...

Vietnam Centric Approaches to Vietnam's Twentieth Century History

Conference Announcement & Call for Papers: Vietnam Centric Approaches to Vietnam's Twentieth Century History April 19-20, 2024, 370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California-Berkeley


To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, April 30, 1975, this conference, sponsored by the Department of History and CSEAS, features scholarship that centers Vietnamese individuals, communities, movements, institutions, and discourses in the history of twentieth century Vietnam. Topics in political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual history are...

Prof. Lisandro Claudio takes over as CSEAS Chair

July 5, 2023

Prof. Lisandro E. Claudio is the new Chair of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, following Prof. Nancy Lee Peluso, who served as Chair since July 2020. CSEAS extends deep thanks to Prof. Peluso in appreciation of her guidance of the Center and achievements in supporting Southeast Asia Studies at Berkeley, especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. With much excitement, CSEAS extends further thanks to Prof. Peluso for her leadership role in securing a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation Initiative on Southeast Asia for the project, “...

Join Balinese Gamelan Class in the Fall!

August 4, 2023

This Fall, don't miss out on the opportunitiy to enroll in Music 146B (Balinese Gamelan). The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in Room 255 of Morrison Hall, lead by Lisa Gold & Ni Nyoman Srayamurtikanti.

New course! "The Architects of Power"

August 24, 2023

Are you interested in U.S. foreign policy? Want to learn more about how it's made? Enroll in "The Architects of Power!"

PubPol 198 sec. 005: INDO-PACIFIC ALLIANCES (2 units)

The Architects of Power: The U.S. System in the Indo-Pacific is an interdisciplinary Goldman Public Policy School DeCal taught by two former State Department interns. In this class, we’ll tackle the history, design, and management of U.S. alliances and alignment in the world’s largest continent. We’ll engage with news articles and some academic...

SEALIVES Small Grants Program

We invite applications for the first year of the annual UC Berkeley CSEAS Southeast Asian Lives and Histories small grants program. Applicants must be enrolled at or affiliated with UCB, other UCs, CSUs, or institutions located in Southeast Asia. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to email

For applicants from UC Berkeley, other UCs, and CSUs

The UC Berkeley Center for Southeast Asia Studies is seeking participation in our Southeast Asian Lives (SEALIVES...

Southeast Asian Lives and Histories

The UC Berkeley Center for Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS) is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation Initiative on Southeast Asiafor the project Southeast Asian Lives and Histories (SEALIVES).

The Luce grant will provide $400,000 to support SEALIVES, a thematic umbrella for projects conducted about Southeast Asians in Southeast Asia and the diaspora. The heart of...