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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Steven P. Hopkins

Mari S. Michener Professor of Religion

2021 Guggenheim Fellow

Coordinator of Asian Studies

On leave 2021-2022

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8035
  2. Fax: (610) 328-7687
  3. Pearson 209
Steven Hopkins at Collioure

Cheryl Sharp

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs Office

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7750
  2. Trotter Hall 107
Photo of Cheryl Sharp

Debbie Sloman

Administrative Assistant in Classics, Interdisciplinary Programs

Classics

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8165
  2. Trotter Hall 110 Classics
  3. Trotter Hall 107 Interdisciplinary Programs
Debbie Sloman

Program Committee

Farid Azfar

Associate Professor

History

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5765
  2. Trotter 212
  3. Office Hours:

    Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

Interests: Early Modern Europe, urban, sexuality

Professor Azfar selfie in the city.

Pallabi Chakravorty

Professor

Chair

Stephen Lang Professor of Performing Arts

Music & Dance

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6161
  2. Lang Performing Arts Center 004

Areas of interest: Kathak dance, Visual Anthropology, South Asia

BuYun Chen

Associate Professor

On leave 2021-2022

History

Asian Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3978
  2. Trotter 207

Interests: China, East Asia, women, science and technology

Professor BuYun Chen

Will Gardner

Professor, Section Head

Japanese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6875
  2. Kohlberg 315
Will Gardner

K. David Harrison

Professor

Linguistics

Contact

  1. On leave 2022

Steven P. Hopkins

Mari S. Michener Professor of Religion

2021 Guggenheim Fellow

Coordinator of Asian Studies

On leave 2021-2022

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8035
  2. Fax: (610) 328-7687
  3. Pearson 209
Steven Hopkins at Collioure

Yoshiko Jo

Senior Lecturer

Japanese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-2047
  2. Kohlberg 306
Yoshiko Jo

Wol A Kang

Senior Lecturer

Chinese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-2048
  2. Kohlberg 314
Wol Kang

Haili Kong

Professor, Section Head

Chinese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8457
  2. Kohlberg 310
Haili Kong

Gerald Levinson

Jane Lang Professor of Music

Composition, Music Theory

On Leave Spring 2023

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8236
  2. Lang Music Building 409
Gerald Levinson

Bakirathi Mani

Professor, Department of English Literature

On Leave Spring 2022

English Literature

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Asian Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8132
  2. Lang Performing Arts Center 307

Lei X. Ouyang

Chair, The Music Program in the Dept. of Music and Dance

Associate Professor - Music

Music & Dance

Asian Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-2020
  2. Lang Music Building 412

Benjamin Ridgway

Assistant Professor

Chinese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7675
  2. Kohlberg 305

Tomoko Sakomura

Professor of Art History and Dean of Students

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8119
  2. Parrish 108
Tomoko Sakomura

Joe Small

Assistant Professor of Dance

Music & Dance

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8233
  2. LPAC 008
  3. Office Hours:

    By appointment.

Kiki Speidel

Senior Lecturer

Chinese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7766
  2. Kohlberg 314
Kirsten Speidel

Atsuko Suda

Senior Lecturer

Japanese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8147
  2. Kohlberg 301
Atsuko Suda

Jonathan Washington

Associate Professor

Director, Phonetics Lab

Linguistics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6134
  2. Pearson Hall 105
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesday 2:00-3:30

Tyrene White

Professor of Political Science

On Leave Fall 2022

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8138
  2. Trotter 307
  3. Office Hours:

    Online Office Hours: https://swarthmore.zoom.us/j/463122253

Tyrene White's current research is on the local political influence of Chinese NGO's and on the use of litigation to improve the status of Chinese women. She teaches courses on contemporary China, East Asia, and population issues, and introductory courses in comparative politics.

Tyrene White

Thomas Whitman ’82

Professor

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8234
  2. Lang Music Building 411
Thomas Whitman