Alumni Spotlights

Pursuing community-engaged research a scholar of and from the Philippines

Alumna Stephanie Santos (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) speaks about her path into academia and why she brings feminist, queer theories into her work in Southeast Asian Studies.

UCLA alumna pushes back on the misconceptions of degraded land in Indonesia

Jenny Goldstein (UCLA 2016 Ph.D.) studies the ways in which local people continue to live on and have a relationship with their land and environment in Indonesia.

UCLA alumna on curating and researching Southeast Asian art

Mya Chau (UCLA 2020 Ph.D.) continues to draw from her study abroad experiences through UCLA to teach about Southeast Asian art and curate new exhibitions.

Using storytelling to build and challenge power

From filmmaking to grassroots organizing, Lan Nguyen (UCLA 2020 M.A.) works to strengthen working-class power and challenge stigmas for Asian Americans.

Southeast Asian history taught online and through a global lens

Dahlia Setiyawan (UCLA 2014 Ph.D.), the associate chair for the history department at Windward School, shares about her current experience transitioning to remote instruction and her approach to teaching high school history.

CSEAS alum weaves Southeast Asia into his career in academia

Brandon Reilly (UCLA 2013 Ph.D.) is Associate Professor in History at Santa Monica College, where he teaches courses on East Asian, Southeast Asian, and world history. He received his Ph.D. in Southeast Asian History from UCLA.

FLAS Fellow reflects on service to UCLA & the Southeast Asian community

Joseph Nguyen (UCLA, 2020) will graduate with a double major in Human Biology & Society and Asian Languages & Linguistics and Asian Languages minor. He received the 2019-2020 Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship.

UCLA alumna wins Rangel Fellowship to join the Foreign Service

Rachel Tang (UCLA, 2018) graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and was a recipient of the 2017-2018 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Researching renewable energy in Jakarta and Los Angeles

Sean Kennedy (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) credits his success to support he received from both the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Asia Pacific Center, including four FLAS grants to study Indonesian.

CSEAS travel grant recipient publishes article on evictions in Jakarta

Tassaya Charupatanapongse (UCLA, 2017) spent summer 2017 in Jakarta on an Indonesian Studies Travel Grant to develop her research on evictions and recently published the paper with the UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal.

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Published: Friday, August 7, 2020