UCLA CSEAS is supported by a small group of staff and faculty who are responsible for the operations of the Center and its programs and activities.

  • George Dutton, Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies; Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures
  • Nguyet Tong, Assistant Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  • Juliana Wijaya, Indonesian Studies Program, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies; Lecturer, Indonesian


Since its establishment in 1999, the CSEAS has worked closely with the university to build an outstanding group of faculty. There are currently dozens of faculty in many 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.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Gilbert Gee, Professor, Community Health Sciences
  • Jessica Gipson, Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences
  • Min Li, Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures


  • Judy Mitoma, Professor, World Arts and Cultures