The Terasaki center boasts a diverse roster of world-class professors from all across UCLA.


William Bodiford

Professor and Chair, Asian Languages & Cultures

Michael Thies

Chair, Global Studies and International & Area Studies Interdepartmental Programs

Sharon Traweek

Associate Professor, Gender Studies, History

Seiji Lippit

Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures

William Marotti

Professor, History

Mariko Sakakibara

Professor, Management

Lieba Faier

Associate Professor, Geography

Torquil Duthie

Associate Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures

Russell Ferguson

Professor, Art

Michael Emmerich

Associate Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures

George Abe

Lecturer and Faculty Director, Strategic Management Research (SMR) Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Sanford Jacoby

Distinguished Professor, Management, Public Affairs, and History

Hitoshi Abe

Professor, Architecture & Urban Design

Mariko Tamanoi

Professor, Anthropology


Shoichi Iwasaki

Professor Emeritus, Asian Languages & Cultures

Fred G. Notehelfer

Professor Emeritus, History

Herman Ooms

Professor Emeritus, History

Carol Sorgenfrei

Professor Emerita, Theatre