Liu Institute welcomes new Asia scholars to Notre Dame

Author: Liu Institute

Fall Nd Seal

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies welcomes 11 Asia scholars to Notre Dame for the 2018-19 academic year.


“It is thrilling that the number of Asia scholars continues to grow at Notre Dame,” said Michel Hockx, director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. “These new experts will help our students gain an even deeper understanding of Asia and will enrich our campus community overall.”


Fletcher Coleman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Art History and Design

Asian art history


Diane Desierto

Associate Professor of Human Rights Law and Global Affairs

Southeast Asia, including ASEAN law


Alexander Hsu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion

Buddhism and Chinese religion


Shan Huang

Guest Scholar, Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Sustainability and resilience of the Chinese economy under Xi Jinping


Jennifer Huynh

Assistant Professor of American Studies

Race and ethnicity, Asian American studies, immigrant integration

Julia Kowalski

Assistant Professor of Global Affairs

Anthropology and gender studies in South Asia


Nikhil Menon

Assistant Professor of History

Intellectual and political history of twentieth-century India


Shivaji Mukherjee

Visiting Research Fellow in Asian Studies and Peace Studies

Maoist movements in India and Nepal


Abigail Ocobock

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Family sociology, gender, sexualities


Marianne Tarcov

Visiting Professor in East Asian Languages and Cultures

Japanese Literature and Language


Xian Wang

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Modern Chinese literature and culture, representations of female martyrdom in modern and contemporary Chinese literary and visual culture