Six new faculty fellows join Liu Institute in 2019-20

Author: Liu Institute

The Liu Institute continues to expand its number of fellows and affiliates. These six outstanding new faculty fellows will help to advance the Institute’s mission and contribute to its growth. 

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Joshua Eisenman

Associate Professor of Global Affairs 
Eisenman’s research focuses on the political economy of China’s development and its relations with the United States and the developing world, particularly Africa. He is a former policy analyst on the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA from Johns Hopkins University. 

Naoki Fuse

Naoki Fuse

Assistant Teaching Professor of Japanese Language and Culture 
Fuse’s research is focused on “Language-as-Process Theory,” which emphasizes the intentional, interactional aspect of language phenomena. He is interested in assessing the theory’s significance in the history of modern linguistics, including literature, language pedagogy, and language policy. Fuse holds an MA from The Ohio State University, an MA from Portland State University, and an MA from Nihon University. 

Anna Geltzer

Anna Geltzer

Assistant Director, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values 
Geltzer is an analyst of biomedical science and technology. She is interested in the relationship between biomedical science and its political, social, and economic context— especially how the business of medicine shapes the practice of medicine, both clinical and research practice. She holds a PhD from Cornell University and an MA from New York University. 

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Iris Ma 

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs 
Ma is a literary and cultural historian who specializes 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 investigates how the past influences the contemporary Chinese-speaking world. Ma holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA from the National University of Singapore. 

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A. James McAdams

William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs 
McAdams has written widely on European affairs and has also examined Chinese politics. His latest book, Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party covers the panoply of communist parties from Germany to Russia, China, Poland, North Korea, Cuba, and others. He holds a PhD and an MA from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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Sayako Uehara 

Assistant Teaching Professor of Japanese Language and Culture 
Uehara studies phonology, phonetics, and sociolinguistics to examine similarities and uniqueness in the structures of languages and dialects. Her research also examines social variables in language, such as age, social class, ethnicity, and gender. 
Uehara holds a PhD from Michigan State University, an MA from New York University, and an MA from San Francisco State University.