Fellows

Faculty Fellows

Susan Blum

Anthropology

Blum asks us: What does the world look and feel like to people, and what are the factors that shape those views?

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Michael Brownstein

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Michael Brownstein teaches courses on Japanese language and culture, and his past research has been centered on the Meiji Period writer Kitamura Tokoku (1868-1894) and Meiji Period literary thought.

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Liang Cai

History

The focus of Cai's research are early Chinese Empires, Classical Chinese thought—in particular Confucianism and Daoism, digital humanities, and the material culture and archaeological texts of early China.

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Hsueh-Chia Chang

College of Engineering

Chia Chang, Director of the Center for Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics, is a leading researcher in micro/nanofluidics, particularly in the area of nano-electrokinetics.

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Nitesh Chawla

Computer Science and Engineering

Nitesh Chawla, the Frank M. Freimann professor of computer science and engineering, is passionate about Big Data for the Common Good. His research is making fundamental advances in network and data science.

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Danny Chen

Computer Science and Engineering

Danny Chen has developed many efficient sequential and parallel algorithms for solving fundamental geometric, graphic, and combinatorial problems, and has published over 150 journal and conference papers in these areas.

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David Chiang

Computer Science and Engineering, Natural Language Processing Group

David Chiang's research is in the subfield of computer science that aims to enable computers to understand and produce human language.

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Tarryn Chun

Film, Television, and Theatre

Tarryn Chun's research focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese theatre. She teaches courses on Asian theatre, global theatre history, intercultural performance, adaptation, and intersections among theatre and other arts.

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Ann-Marie Conrado

AAHD: Industrial Design

Conrado's research focuses on using design to address social and humanitarian concerns. Working primarily in Nepal, she has worked with fair trade artisans to design and develop product lines.

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David Cortright

Keough School of Global Affairs

David Cortright is the director of policy studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and special advisor for policy Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He also is chair of the Board of the Fourth Freedom Forum.

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Zhi Da

Finance (Mendoza College of Business)

Zhi Da is a Professor of Finance who's research focuses on empirical asset pricing and investment.

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Nan Z. Da

English

Nan Da's research and teaching interests are in nineteenth-century American literature and letters, Qing and early-Republic Chinese literature and letters, and literary nationalism and transnationalism

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Diane Desierto

Keough School of Global Affairs

Diane Desierto is an Associate Professor of Human Rights Law and Global Affairs. Desierto is also active as lead/collaborating counsel in human rights and public interest-related economic disputes in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. 

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Amitava Dutt

Political Science

Amitava Dutt's areas of specialization are macroeconomic theory, development economics, international economics, political economy and international political economy.

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Eva Dziadula

Economics

Her research interests include the determinants of citizenship among the foreign born in the United States, country-specific human capital, fertility of the foreign born in the United States, gender preference and assimilation of Asian immigrants, and child labor.

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Joshua Eisenman

Keough School of Global Affairs

Joshua Eisenman’s research focuses on the political economy of China’s development and its foreign relations with the United States and the developing world—particularly Africa.

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Georges Enderle

Marketing (Mendoza College of Business)

Georges Enderle conducts research on the ethics of globalization, wealth creation, business and human rights, corporate responsibilities of large and small companies, with a view on developments in China.

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A. Nilesh Fernando

Economics

Nilesh Fernando's research focuses on understanding frictions in labor markets and the agricultural sector in the developing world.

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Harindra Joe Fernando

Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Fenando is a mechanical engineer who studies monsoon intraseasonal oscillations in South Asia. 

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Agustín Fuentes

Anthropology

Agusín Fuentes examines human evolution from several perspectives, sheding light on common misconceptions about race, sex and aggression.

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Naoki Fuse

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Naoki Fuse has taught courses from Elementary to Advanced Japanese. His research is focused on a theory of language called “Language-as-Process Theory,” developed by a Japanese linguist, Motoki Tokieda (1900-1967).

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Umesh Garg

Physics

Umesh Garg’s current research interests include experimental investigation of compressional-mode giant resonances and exotic quantal rotation in nuclei.

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Liangyan Ge

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Liangyan Ge teaches Chinese language and literature. Ge's primary research interest is in the field of premodern Chinese culture and fictional literature.

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Robert Gimello

Theology

Gimello is an historian of Buddhism with special interests also in the Theology of Religions and in Comparative Mysticism.

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Eric Haanstad

Anthropology

Haanstad's work has focused on state security, music in ethnographic fieldwork, as well as symbolic expression and theatrical performance in Southeast Asia.

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Noriko Hanabusa

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Hanabusa teaches all levels of Japanese language. Her area of specialty is Japanese Pedagogy.

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Michel Hockx

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Michel Hockx is a professor of Chinese Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

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Sharon Hu

Computer Science and Engineering

Sharon Hu's research spans several areas including hardware-software codesign, real-time embedded systems, low-power system design, and computer-aided treatment planning.

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Roger Huang

Mendoza College of Business

Roger Huang teaches global finance in the Executive MBA program and multinational financial management in the MBA program.

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Caroline Hughes

Peace Studies

Caroline Hughes' work conceptualizes peace and development as political relationships constructed to legitimize unequal distributions of resources and subject to ongoing contestation by different social groups. 

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Victoria Hui

Political Science

Hui's research examines the dynamics of international politics and state-society relations in historical China and historical Europe.

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Jennifer Huynh

American Studies

Jennifer’s research and teaching interests focus on Race and Ethnicity, Asian American Studies, Immigrant integration, Transnationalism, and Diaspora.

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Lakshmi Iyer

Economics

Prof. Iyer's primary research fields are development economics and political economy, with a special emphasis on property rights and the distribution of political power within societies.

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Lionel Jensen

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Professor Jensen's research is identified closely with the intellectual history of “Confucianism."

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Madhav Joshi

Kroc

Madhav Joshi is research assistant professor and associate director of the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM).

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Anton Juan

Film, Television, and Theatre

Playwright and director Anton Juan is internationally recognized for his work that often challenges convention, stunning visual poetry, and language in space.

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Hye-jin Juhn

East Asian Languages and Cultures, Hesburgh Libraries

Hye-jin Juhn is the subject specialist for East Asian Studies at the Hesburgh Libraries. She researches and selects resources in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English.

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Hana Kang

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dr. Hana Kang is an Associate Professional Specialist/ Associate Professor of the Practice. Her research interests include foreign language acquisition, computer-assisted language learning, and language learner identity.

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Ahsan Kareem

Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Ahsan Kareem's work focuses on modeling of dynamic load effects due to wind, waves and earthquakes on tall buildings, long span bridges, offshore structures. 

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Kwan Kim

Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Economics

Kwan S. Kim, professor emeritus of economics and fellow of the Kellogg Institute and Liu Institute for Asian Studies, is an international development economist

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Karrie Koesel

Political Science

Karrie J. Koesel is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame where she specializes in the study of contemporary Chinese and Russian politics, authoritarianism, and religion and politics.

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Elisabeth Köll

History

Elisabeth Köll's current research focuses on the managerial, legal, and financial evolution of firms and entrepreneurship in China from the 19th century to the present.

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Julia Kowalski

Keough School of Global Affairs

Kowalski is a cultural anthropologist who studies gender, kinship, and transnational rights discourse in India and in the United States.

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Krupali Krusche

School of Architecture

Prof. Krupali Uplekar Krusche teaches architectural design and historic preservation in the Rome Program of the School of Architecture.

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Byung-Joo Lee

Economics

Lee's teaching and research area in economics is econometric analysis. He has written extensively on theoretical and applied econometrics subjects.

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George Lopez

Kroc

George A. Lopez is the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is a leading expert on economic sanctions, peacebuilding, and various peace-related issues.

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Congcong Ma

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Congcong Ma is currently teaching First Year Chinese language courses. The scope of her teaching covers almost all levels from elementary to advanced.

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Iris Ma

Keough School of Global Affairs

Iris Ma is a literary and cultural historian specializing in late imperial China and the modern Chinese-speaking world. Her research engages with questions related to gender, popular religion, Cross-Strait cultural exchange, and “Chinese-ness.”

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Nelson Mark

Economics

Prof. Mark has done research and published in international macroeconomics, international and general finance, econometrics, and macroeconomics of China.

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Rebecca Tinio McKenna

History

Prof. McKenna's research centers on modern American social and cultural history, and she is especially interested in the history of U.S. imperialism, political economy, and the intersections of capitalism and culture.

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Nikhil Menon

History

Nikhil Menon is a historian of modern South Asia, specializing in the intellectual and political history of twentieth-century India. His current research also engages with transnational histories of economic development, the Cold War in South Asia, and the history of science. 
 

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Mahan Mirza

Keough School of Global Affairs

Mirza is the lead faculty member for the University of Notre Dame’s Contending Modernities project that aims to advance scientific and theological literacy in madrasa discourses in India.

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Peter Moody

Political Science

Peter Moody specializes in Chinese politics and has written on Chinese politics, Asian international affairs, Chinese political thought, and international relations theory.

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Ebrahim Moosa

Keough School of Global Affairs

Moosa co-directs Contending Modernities, the global research and education initiative examining the interaction among Catholic, Muslim, and other religious and secular forces in the world.

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Jonathan Noble

Notre Dame International

As assistant provost for internationalization, Noble leads the office’s Global Engagement and Faculty Partnership Team and heads the Asia regional team.

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Abigail Ocobock

Department of Sociology

Abigail Ocobock teaches in the Department of Sociology. Her project focuses on second and third generation South Asian Muslims experiencing arranged marriages in the United States

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Raymond Offenheiser

Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

Raymond Offenheiser leads the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development. His research interests and areas of expertise include poverty alleviation, human rights, United States foreign policy, and international development.

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Rahul Oka

Anthropology

Prof. Oka is an economic anthropologist and his research interests include the anthropology of urbanism and social network analysis.

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Susan Ostermann

Global Affairs

Susan Ostermann seeks to understand why we sometimes see compliance with regulations in very unlikely places: those in which the state is weak and actors, be they individuals or organizations, have strong incentives to break the law.

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Anand Pillay

Mathematics

Professor Pillay is a specialist in model theory, a branch of mathematical logic, and also works at the interface of logic and other areas of mathematics. 

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Vinicius M. Placco

Physics

Placco is a research assistant professor in Astrophysics and part of the Galactic Archaeology group at the Department of Physics. 

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Natalie Porter

Anthropology

Natalie Porter is a medical anthropologist specializing in multispecies anthropology and the anthropology of science, technology, and medicine.

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Sebastian Rosato

Political Science, ISP

Sebastian Rosato is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and teaches International Relations Theory.

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Mei-Chi Shaw

Math

Prof. Shaw's research interests are in several complex variables, partial differential equations and complex geometry.

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Dean Shepherd

Entrepreneurship (Mendoza College of Business)

Dean Shepherd's research and teaching is in the field of entrepreneurship leadership.

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Mun'im Sirry

Theology

Mun'im Sirry's academic interests include political theology, modern Islamic thought, Qur’anic studies, interreligious relations, and Southeast Asian religions and cultures.

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Julia Thomas

History

Julia Adeney Thomas investigates concepts of nature in Japanese political ideology, the impact of the climate crisis on historiography, and photography as a political practice.

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Anne Tsui

Mendoza College of Business; Management

Anne S. Tsui is a distinguished professor of management at Peking University and Fudan University, as well as the Motorola Professor Emerita of International Management at the Arizona State University.

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Thomas Tweed

American Studies and History

Prof. Tweed's interests are diverse but he has focused on reorienting U.S. religious history in terms of the Atlantic World, the Pacific World, and the Western Hemisphere.

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Sayako Uehara

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Sayako Uehara's research interests revolve around phonology, phonetics, and sociolinguistics.

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Anré Venter

Psychology

Dr. Venter is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Psychology Department for both the Psychology major and the Neuroscience and Behavior major. Dr. Venter's focus is on teaching, advising, and administering the undergraduate major. 

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Neeta Verma

AAHD: Visual Communication Design

Neeta Verma's areas of research interest explore historical influences in graphic design and how these cultural differences have defined the profession today.

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Kevin Walsh

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Kevin Walsh's research interests are in the fields of resilient and sustainable infrastructure. His research includes the built environment of Asian immigrants to New Zealand as well as historic building materials in Myanmar. 

 

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Xian Wang

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Professor Xian Wang’s research and teaching interests encompass modern Chinese literature and film, popular culture, gender studies, and cultural theory. 

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Wei Wang

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Wei Wang is currently teaching First Year and Second Year Chinese.

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Jessica McManus Warnell

Management (Mendoza College of Business)

Prof. McManus-Warnell's research explores moral reasoning and business ethics curricula, sustainability education, and business ethics in the U.S. and Japan.

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Oliver Williams, C.S.C.

Management (Mendoza College of Business)

Oliver Williams, C.S.C. specializes in the areas of business ethics, corporate governance, and Catholic social teaching.

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Xiaoshan Yang

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Xiaoshan Yang teaches Chinese language, literature, and culture. He specializes in classical Chinese poetry and poetics.

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Weibing Ye

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Weibing Ye specializes in Chinese language pedagogy and his current research interests include Media Chinese Instruction, Chinese Oral Proficiency Assessment and Application of Technology in Language Education.

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Chengxu Yin

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Chengxu Yin has taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of Chinese language courses. Professor Yin serves as the Language Program Coordinator for Chinese.

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K. Lira Yoon

Psychology

Dr. Yoon’s research program focuses on the interplay between cognition and emotion in the context of psychological disorders, especially depression and anxiety disorders.

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Yeonhee Yoon

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dr. Yoon is a Korean Linguist whose specializations are Sociopragmatics and general Korean Linguistics.

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Yongping Zhu

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Professor Yongping Zhu specializes in historical Chinese syntax and Chinese pedagogy.

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Affiliated Scholars

Michael Davis

Michael Davis, a professor in the Law Faculty at the University of Hong Kong until 2016, remains a senior fellow in the university’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law. 

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Laura Elder

Global Studies, St. Mary's College

Elder is a Associate Professor of Global Studies and focuses on gender and economy in Southeast Asia.

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Sean King

Sean King is the Senior Vice President for Park Strategies, LLC and an East Asia specialist. His focus is Asia, generating business and supporting clients in the region.

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Tianlin Wang

Saint Mary's College, Psychology

Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Language Learning, Language Development in Infancy and Adulthood

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Yidi Wu

Assistant Professor, History, St. Mary's College

Wu's specializations include social movements in East Asia and 20th-century Chinese higher education.

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Visiting Fellows

Fletcher Coleman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Art History and Design

Coleman is a specialist on the religious arts of China, whose research spans the early medieval through early modern periods.

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Alexander Hsu

Keough School of Global Affairs

Hsu's research focuses on early Buddhist scriptures in medieval China and employs perspectives from manuscript studies, genre theory, and cultural history in order to examine how the use of texts reflects transformations in religious reading practices.

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Kyle Jaros

Liu Institute

Jaros' research focuses on the politics of subnational development, urban governance, and evolving central-local relations in China.

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Megan Rogers

Department of Sociology

Megan Rogers is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Center for the Study of Religion and Society

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Marianne Tarcov

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Tarcov's research interests include twentieth-century Japanese poetry, issues of translation and cultural exchange, and postwar literature.

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