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  • Abhishek Amar

    Director, Associate Professor of Asian Studies
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    Expertise
    archaeological history of South Asian religions, especially Buddhist and Hindu traditions; research in themes of inter-religious dynamics, syncretism and religious transformation; colonialism and reconfigurations of sacred centers; and religion and water management in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions
  • Alexsia Chan

    Associate Professor of Government
    Expertise
    Comparative politics; authoritarian politics; political economy of development; Chinese politics
  • Sabrina Datoo

    Visiting Assistant Professor of History
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    Expertise
    intellectual and cultural history of modern South Asia; history of medicine; Islam in South Asia
  • Christopher Elford

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
    Expertise
    literature of early and medieval China; manuscript and print culture of premodern China and Central Asia; the materiality of reading and writing, particularly in pre-print literary cultures
  • Usman Hamid

    Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
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    Expertise
    History of Islam in South Asia, specializing in Sultanate and Mughal India; Muslim devotional traditions, material culture, and gender and sexuality; history of pre-modern Iran and Persian culture
  • Junqing (Jessie) Jia

    Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Chinese)
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    Expertise
    Chinese language pedagogy, with emphasis on development of language learning motivation; research-based curriculum design and material development; gamification in foreign language learning
  • Masaaki Kamiya

    Associate Professor of Japanese, Director of Linguistics
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    Expertise
    syntax, semantics, language acquisition, pragmatic and Japanese linguistics
  • Arathi Menon

    Assistant Professor of Art History
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    Expertise
    South Asian art; visual culture of Indian Ocean trade; churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples in Kerala; syncretism; religious iconography; artistic agency; digital art history
  • Kyoko Omori

    Associate Professor of Japanese
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    Expertise
    modern Japanese literature, especially modernism and youth magazine culture; early 20th-century media, especially cinema and radio; and censorship and the Occupation Era, 1945-52
  • Julie Starr

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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    Expertise
    China, East Asia, cultural anthropology; bodies, gender, race; food, urban ethnography, consumer culture, comparative ethnography, and history of anthropology

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Department Name

Asian Studies Program

Contact Name

Thomas Wilson, Program Director

Office Location
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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