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Since its establishment in 1999, the CSEAS has worked closely with the university to build an outstanding group of faculty. Four new full-time faculty members have been hired, and at least two more are due to be recruited in the near future. There are currently more than twenty faculty in over a dozen different disciplines and professional schools affiliated with the CSEAS, making UCLA one of the leading centers for research and teaching on Southeast Asia in the country.
Stephen Acabado

Assistant Professor

Supa Angkurawaranon

Lecturer in Thai

Paul Barber

Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Victor Bascara

Associate Professor, Asian American Studies

Robert L. Brown

Professor, Department of Art History; CSEAS Director, 2005-06

Quyen Di Chuc Bui

Lecturer in Vietnamese

Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies

Michelle Caswell

Assistant Professor

Roger Detels

Professor of Public Health

Nenita Domingo

Lecturer in Filipino

George Dutton

Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Director of Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Christopher Erickson

Senior Associate Vice Provost and Director of the International Institute

Lieba Faier

Associate Professor, Geography

Daniel Fessler

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Pamina Gorbach

Associate Professor in Residence of Epidemiology

Patricia Harter

Professor of Theater

Patrick Heuveline

Professor of Sociology

Douglas Hollan

Professor of Anthropology

Marjorie Kagawa-Singer

Professor of Public Health and Asian American Studies

Helga Leitner

Professor of Geography

Robert Lemelson

Adjunct Professor

Min Li

Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures

Gyanam Mahajan

Lecturer, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures; Language Program Coordinator, South & Southeast Asian Languages & Cultures Program

Robert M. McCann

Associate Dean of Global Initiatives

Judy Mitoma

Professor (Emerita) of World Arts and Cultures

Donald Morisky

Professor of Public Health

Thu Ba Hoai Nguyen

Lecturer in Vietnamese

Thu-huong Nguyen-vo

Associate Professor of Southeast Asian and Asian American Studies

Ninez Ponce

Associate Professor of Public Health

Helen Rees

Professor, Ethnomusicology

Geoffrey Robinson

Professor of History

Michael L. Ross

Professor of Political Science, Director of Center for Southeast Asian Studies 2008-2013

Michael Salman

Associate Professor of History

Damodar Sardesai

Professor Emeritus of History

Eric Sheppard

Humboldt Professor

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Professor, Department of History

Jasmine Trice

Assistant Professor

I Nyoman Wenten

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology

Juliana Wijaya

Lecturer in Indonesian

Kie Zuraw

Associate Professor of Linguistics