Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Alexander Hsu, the Liu Institute's director of undergraduate studies (DUS), guides students who are enrolled in or seeking enrollment in the supplementary major in Asian studies, the minor in Asian studies, and the supplementary major in global affairs with a concentration in Global Asia through the Keough School of Global Affairs.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to help students explore Asia and Asian studies at Notre Dame,” Hsu says. “I've been studying in or about Asia since college, and it's never stopped inciting my wonder. If you're similarly curious or passionate about Asia, I'd be happy to help you plan your itinerary.”
"I've been studying in or about Asia since college, and it's never stopped inciting my wonder."
A historian of early Buddhist scripture in China, Hsu earned a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Chicago, where he previously earned a master of divinity and a bachelor of religious studies and biological science.
Hsu joined the University of Notre Dame in fall 2018 as a post-doctoral researcher in the Keough School, working closely with the Liu Institute and the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion. He will continue his research role while serving as the Asian studies advisor.
Students are encouraged to schedule appointments with Hsu by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him at 574-631-7093.