Asian Studies

The Asian Studies program draws upon the perspectives of anthropology, art history, economics, ethnomusicology, history, language study, political science, religious studies, sociology, and theatre and dance studies in order to provide students with a multidisciplinary range of approaches toward (a) a broad understanding of this vast and diverse area and (b) a more detailed knowledge of a topic or a geographical region that is of particular interest to them.

For more information, contact Matthew Allen, coordinator.



Matthew Allen

Professor of Music

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

Professor of Religion; Program Coordinator, Jewish Studies

Talitha Espiritu

Associate Professor of English; Co-Coordinator, Journalism Studies Minor

Hyun Sook Kim

Professor of Sociology; Co-director of Mellon Study Away Program in Miami

Shenglan Li

Assistant Professor of History

Bruce Owens

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Anthropology Department; Coordinator, Wheaton/Royal Thimphu College Partnership Program, Coordinator Asian Studies

Yi-Ting Pomfred

Visiting Instructor of Chinese

Alireza Shomali

Professor of Political Science, Jane E. Ruby Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences

Jeffrey R. Timm

Professor of Religion; Chair of the Religion Department