Aside from programs at the UC Berkeley and UCLA, many of California's other public universities also offer opportunities to study and learn about Southeast Asia. This page highlights the range of expertise currently found at public and private institutions in the state.


   University of California system   


UC Berkeley
CSEAS faculty

UC Davis
Alan Klima, Anthropology (Thailand)
Robyn Rodriguez, Asian American Studies (Philippines)
Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
Henry Spiller, Music (Indonesia)

UC Irvine
Tom Boellstorff, Anthropology (Indonesia)
Long Bui, Global & International Studies (Vietnam)
Sylvia Nam, Anthropology (Cambodia) 
Linda Vo, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
Bliss Cua Lim, Film & Media Studies (Philippines)
Fatimah Tobing Rony, Film & Media Studies (Indonesia)
Hun Kee Kim, Urban Planning & Public Policy (Vietnam, Laos)

Languages: Vietnamese (School of Humanities)

UC Los Angeles
CSEAS faculty

UC Merced
Ma Vang, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (Laos)

UC Riverside
• UC Riverside is home to the Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual and Performance (SEATRiP) program,
with faculty in a number of different departments on campus.

Languages: Filipino, Vietnamese (Department of Comparative Literature and Modern Languages)

UC San Diego
Suzanne Brenner, Anthropology (Indonesia)
Dredge Kang, Anthropology (Thailand)
John Blanco, Comparative Literature, Spanish and Cultural Studies (Philippines)
Yen-Le Espiritu, Ethnic Studies (Philippines, Vietnam)
Hoang Nguyen, Literature and Cultural Studies (Vietnam)
Claire Edington, History (Vietnam)
Marc Garellek, Linguistics (Hmong)
Nico Ravanilla, School of Global Policy and Strategy (Philippines)
Krislert Samphantharak, School of Global Policy and Strategy (Thailand)

Languages: Filipino, Vietnamese (Department of Linguistics)

UC Santa Cruz
Kathy Foley, Theater (Indonesia)
Boreth Ly, History of Art (Cambodia)
Steve McKay, Sociology (Philippines)
• Danilyn Rutherford, Anthropology (Indonesia) – on extended leave
Megan Thomas, Politics (Philippines)
Anna Tsing, Anthropology (Indonesia)

   California State University system   


CSU Channel Islands
Lance Nolde, History (Indonesia)

CSU Chico
Gwenola Ricordeau, Political Science and Criminal Justice (Philippines)
Daniel Veidlinger, Comparative Religion (Thailand)

CSU Dominguez Hills
Susan Needhan, Anthropology (Cambodia)

CSU East Bay
Maria Ortuoste, Political Science (Philippines, ASEAN)

CSU Fresno
Henry Delcore, Anthropology (Thailand) -- currently on sabbatical
Wannasarn Noonsuk, Art and Design (Thailand)
Davorn Sisavath, Anthropology (Laos)

Languages: Hmong (Department of Linguistics)

CSU Fullerton
Sarah Grant, Anthropology (Vietnam)
Tu-Uyen Nguyen, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
Linh Nguyen, Modern Languages and Literature (Vietnam)
Eric Estuar Reyes, Asian American Studies Program (Philippines)
Penchan Phoborisut, Communications (Thailand)
Laichen Sun, History (Southeast Asia)
Lisa Tran, History (Vietnam)
Kenneth Van Bik, Linguistics (Myanmar)

Languages: Vietnamese (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures)

CSU Long Beach
• Linda España-Maram, Asian American Studies & History (Philippines)
Leakhena Nou, Sociology (Cambodia)
Karen Quintiliani, Anthropology (Cambodia)
Teri Yamada, Asian American Studies (Cambodia)

Languages: Khmer, Filipino, Vietnamese (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies)

CSU Los Angeles
ChorSwang Ngin, Anthropology (Indonesia, Malaysia)

CSU Monterey Bay
Phuong Nguyen, Humanities and Communications (Vietnam)
Kathryn Poethig, Social, Behavioral & Global Studies (Cambodia)
Angie Ngoc Tran, Social, Behavioral & Global Studies (Vietnam)

CSU Northridge
Gina Masequesmay, American Studies (Vietnam) 
Chin-Hsin Liu, Anthropology (Philippines)

California Polytechnic State University-Pomona
Amy Dao, Anthropology (Vietnam)
Jack Fong, Sociology (Thailand/Myanmar)
Mary Anne Mendoza, Political Science (Philippines)
Anthony Ocampo, Sociology (Philippines)
Jocelyn Pacleb, Ethnic & Women's Studies (Philippines)

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Christina Firpo, History (Vietnam)

CSU San Bernardino
Kathleen Nadeau, Anthropology (Philippines)

CSU San Marcos
Jason Magabo Perez, Ethnic Studies (Philippines) 

CSU Stanislaus
Pollie Bith-Melander, Social Work (Cambodia)
• Jocyl Sacramento, Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies)

Humboldt State University
Tani Sebro, Politics (Thailand, Myanmar)

Sacramento State University
Pattaratorn Chirapravati, Asian Art History and Curatorial Studies, Asian Studies (Thailand)
Michael Vann, History (Vietnam)
• Bao Lo, Ethnic Studies (Hmong)

San Diego State University
Pierre Asselin, History (Vietnam)
Erin Riley, Anthropology (Indonesia)

Languages: Filipino (Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages)

San Francisco State University
Mai-Nhung Le, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
Martha Lincoln, Anthropology (Vietnam)
Eric Pido, Asian American Studies (Philippines)
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
Jessica Elkind, History (Vietnam)
Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Asian American Studies (Philippines)
Celine Parrenas Shimizu, Cinema Studies (Philippines)
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Sociology (Philippines)

San Jose State University
Binh Danh, Art (Vietnam)
Peter Chua, Sociology (Philippines)
Hien Duc Do, Sociology (Vietnam)
Joanne Rondilla, Sociology (Philippines)

Languages: Vietnamese (Department of World Languages and Literatures)

Sonoma State University
Puspa Amri, Economics (Indonesia)


   Private colleges & universities   


Chapman University
Angelica Allen, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Philippines)

Naval Postgraduate School
Naazneen Barma, National Security Affairs (Cambodia, Timor Leste)

Occidental College
Sophal Ear, Diplomacy & World Affairs (Cambodia)
Lan Chu, Diplomacy (Vietnam)

Pepperdine University
Tuan Hoang, Humanities and Teacher Education (Vietnam)

Pomona College
Hung Cam Thai, Sociology and Asian American Studies (Vietnam)

Stanford University
Lisa Curran, Anthropology (Indonesia)
J.P. Daughton, History (Vietnam)

University of San Diego
Christopher Adler, Music and Asian Studies (Thailand, Laos)
Jessica Patterson, Art History (Thailand)
Josen Diaz, Ethnic Studies (Philippines)

University of San Francisco
James Zarsadiaz, History (Philippines)

University of Southern California
Adrian De Leon, American Studies and Ethnicity (Philippines)
Janet Hoskins, Anthropology and Religion (Indonesia, Vietnam) 
Lan Duong, Cinema and Media Studies (Vietnam)
Brian Bernards, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature (Singapore)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, English and American Studies and Ethnicity (Vietnam)
Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, Sociology and Gender Studies (Philippines)

University of the Pacific
Kris Alexanderson, History (Indonesia)

Whittier College
Jason Carbine, Religious Studies (Thailand, Myanmar)



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Published: Friday, February 2, 2018