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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator and Staff

Steven Hopkins

Mari S. Michener Professor

Division Chair, Interdisciplinary

Program Coordinator, Asian Studies

Religion

Contact

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

Cheryl Sharp

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7750
  2. Trotter Hall 107

Deb Sloman

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Assistant II, Classics; Administrative Assistant II, Asian Studies

Classics

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8165
  2. Trotter Hall 110
  3. Trotter Hall 107
Deb Sloman

Program Committee

Farid Azfar

Associate Professor

On Leave - Academic Year

History

Contact

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

    On leave 2023-24

Interests: Early Modern Europe, urban, sexuality

John Bundschuh

Visiting Assistant Professor

Section Head, Japanese

Modern Languages & Literatures-Japanese

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5537
  2. Kohlberg Hall 308

Pallabi Chakravorty

Stephen Lang Professor of Performing Arts

Dance

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6161
  2. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 4

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

BuYun Chen

Associate Professor

History

Asian Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3978
  2. Trotter Hall 207
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Professor BuYun Chen

Rikker Dockum

(he-him-his-himself)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Linguistics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8203
  2. Pearson Hall 106

Will Gardner

Professor

Section Head, Japanese

On Leave - Academic Year

Modern Languages & Literatures-Japanese

Contact

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

Emily Gasser ’07

(she-her-hers-herself)

Associate Professor

Department Chair, Linguistics

Linguistics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6162
  2. Pearson Hall 101

P.I., Pacific Languages & Linguistics Lab

David Harrison

Professor

On Leave - Academic Year

Linguistics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5785
  2. Pearson Hall 102

Steven Hopkins

Mari S. Michener Professor

Division Chair, Interdisciplinary

Program Coordinator, Asian Studies

Religion

Contact

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

Yoshiko Jo

Senior Lecturer

On Leave - Spring

Modern Languages & Literatures

Asian Studies

Contact

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

Wol A Kang

Senior Lecturer

Modern Languages & Literatures

Contact

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

Haili Kong

Professor

On Leave - Spring

Modern Languages & Literatures-Chinese

Asian Studies

Contact

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

Gerald Levinson

Jane Lang Professor of Music

Music

Contact

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

Lei Ouyang

Associate Professor

Department Chair, Music

Program Coordinator, Asian American Studies

Music

Asian Studies

Contact

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

Roseann Liu

(she-her-hers-herself)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Asian American Studies

Educational Studies

Contact

anthropology of education, ethics, migration, and urban studies

Benjamin Ridgway

Assistant Professor

Modern Languages & Literatures-Chinese

Asian Studies

Contact

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

Tomoko Sakomura

Acting Co-President

Professor

Provost's Office

Art History

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8119
  2. Parrish Hall E228S
  3. Beardsley Hall 206
Tomoko Sakomura

Joe Small ’05

Associate Professor

Department Chair, Dance

Dance

Contact

  1. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 8
  2. Office Hours:

    By appointment.

Kiki Speidel

Senior Lecturer

Modern Languages & Literatures

Contact

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

Atsuko Suda

Senior Lecturer

Modern Languages & Literatures-Japanese

Contact

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

Jonathan Washington

Associate Professor

On Leave - Academic Year

Linguistics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6134
  2. Pearson Hall 111

Tyrene White

Richter Professor of Political Science

Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8138
  2. Trotter Hall 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

Tom Whitman ’82

Co-Director of the Swarthmore College Gamelan Semara Santi

Music

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8234
  2. Lang Music Building 414
Thomas Whitman