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FACULTY


Richard A. Marksbury

Dean, School of Continuing Studies
Associate Professor, Asian Studies
Research Interests:  South Asia, South Pacific, marriage, land tenure, caste systems
E-mail:  rmarksby@tulane.edu

Kumiko Akama
Instructor, Asian Studies
Research Interests:  Japanese language
E-mail:  kakama@tulane.edu

Mohan Ambikaipaker
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Research Interests: Cultural Studies, Critical Race Theory, Postcoloniality, Malaysia, Asian Diasporas
E-mail:  mambikai@tulane.edu

Carl Bankston
Professor, Sociology
Research Interests:  Immigration, race/ethnicity, education, Asian-American studies
E-mail:  cbankst@tulane.edu

Guy L. Beck
Adjunct Professor, Asian Studies & Continuing Studies
Research Interests:  Religions of Asia, Asian music, Hinduism
E-mail:  beckg@tulane.edu

Kathleen E. Carlin
Adjunct Professor, Asian Studies and Continuing Studies
Research Interests:  Cultural anthropology, Vietnam, life history
E-mail:  kcarlin@tulane.edu

Kai-man Chang
Assistant Professor, Communication and Asian Studies
Research Interests:  Contemporary Chinese cinema, Taiwan new cinema, feminism, queer theory, Diaspora and postcolonial studies
E-mail:  kchang2@tulane.edu

Xiaojin Chen
Associate Professor, Sociology
Research interests:  Migration and Children's development in China, Life Course Criminology/Victimology, Mental Health among High-in-risk Populations, Application of Quantitative Research Methods.
Email:  xchen1@tulane.edu

Kathleen E. Davis
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Research Interests:  Traditional Chinese literature, China in Spanish Literature
E-mail:  kedavis@tulane.edu

Brian DeMare
Assistant Professor, History
Research Interests:  Rural political culture during the Chinese revolution, propaganda, local arts & artists, power relations at the village level in China
E-mail:  bdemare@tulane.edu

Martin K. Dimitrov
Director of Asian Studies
Associate Professor, Political Science
Research Interests:  Chinese politics, regime resilience, property rights, legal reform
Email:  mdimitro@tulane.edu

Mai Do
Assistant Professor, International Health and Development
Research Interests:  Access and quality of care, gender, Vietnamese
E-mail:  mdo@tulane.edu

Shanshan Du
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Research Interests:  China, ethnicity, gender, cultural anthropology
E-mail:  sdu@tulane.edu

Yahui Guo
Instructor, Asian Studies
Research Interests: Teaching Chinese as a foreign language
E-mail: yguo4@tulane.edu

Hans W. Gruenig
Adjunct Professor, Philosophy and Asian Studies
Research interests:  Buddhism, Asian and comparative philosophy, continental philosophy, human flourishing
Email: gruenig@tulane.edu

Noriko Sasaki Lastrapes
Adjunct lecturer, Japanese
Research Interests:  Curriculum and Instruction, teaching Japanese as a foreign language
E-mail:  nlastrap@tulane.edu

Nancy Maveety
Professor, Political Science
Research Interests:  Judicial process, comparative constitutional law and rights
E-mail:  nance@tulane.edu

Antony Sandoval
Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance
Research Interest: Directing, creation of new theatrical works, Suzuki Method of Acting
Email: fsandova@tulane.edu

April Dawn Olsen
Instructor, Philosophy
Research interests: Buddhist thought, Greek and German philosophy
Email: aolsen@tulane.edu

Anton Schweizer
Professor of Practice, History of Art
Research Interests: Spatiality of art and architecture, political iconography, export art and transcultural picture migration, historiography and antiquarianism, materiality and temporality
E-mail: aschwei@tulane.edu

Allison Truitt
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Research Interests:  Socio-cultural anthropology, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, consumption and globalization, economic transformations
E-mail:  atruitt@tulane.edu

Mark Vanlandingham
Professor, International Health and Development
Research Interests:  Migration and health, disasters and health, immigrant health, Southeast Asia, HIV/AIDS
E-mail:  mvanlan@tulane.edu

Nina Wen
Instructor, Asian Studies and Continuing Studies
Research Interests:  Chinese language
E-mail:  nwen@tulane.edu

Huimin Xie
Chinese language coordinator
Professor of Practice, Asian Studies
Research Interests:  Sociolinguistics, Chinese linguistics
E-mail:  hcxie@tulane.edu

Tianqi Yang
Instructor Asian Studies
Research interests: Teaching Chinese as a foreign language
E-mail: tyang2@tulane.edu

Saeko Yatsuka-Jensen
Japanese language coordinator and Instructor, Asian Studies and Continuing Studies
Research Interests:  Japanese language
E-mail:  syatsuka@tulane.edu

Liyi Yeh
Instructor, Asian Studies
Research interests: Teaching Chinese as a foreign language
E-mail: lyeh@tulane.edu

Tulane University, Richard Marksbury, Asian Studies, 125 Gibson, New Orleans LA 70118 504-865-5555 rmarksby@tulane.edu