Pan-Southeast Asia Specialists

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Terance Bigalke, Ph.D. | Director of Education, East-West Center
International education & policy; Indonesian history/society; Southeast Asian history
BigalkeT@EastWestCenter.org | website

Robert Blust, Ph.D. | Department of Linguistics
Austronesian linguistics
blust@hawaii.edu | website

William Chapman, Ph.D. | Department of American Studies (Historic Preservation)
Southeast Asian architecture/archaeology/preservation, Thailand
wchapman@hawaii.edu | website

Alison Conner, Ph.D. | William S. Richardson School of Law
Comparative law (China & Southeast Asia)
aconner@hawaii.edu | website

Ashok Das, Ph.D. | Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Urban planning and poverty issues Southeast Asia
ashokdas@hawaii.edu | website

Patricia Donegan, Ph.D. | Department of Linguistics
Austroasiatic linguistics
donegan@hawaii.edu | website

Patricia (Pattie) Dunn | School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Pan-Southeast Asia, Indonesia, gamelan, educational advising
pdunn@hawaii.edu | website

Jerome Feldman, Ph.D. | Hawaii Pacific University
Tribal arts of Southeast Asia
jfeldman@hpu.edu | website

William (Bill) Feltz | Coordinator, Arts Program, East-West Center
Southeast Asia ethnomusicology, performing arts
FeltzB@EastWestCenter.org | website

Jefferson Fox, Ph.D. | Senior Research Fellow, East-West Center
Southeast Asia, environmental studies, forest resource management
FoxJ@EastWestCenter.org | website

Patricia Halagao, Ph.D. | College of Education
Curriculum studies, multicultural education
phalagao@hawaii.edu | website

Mary Hammond | Dean, Education Program, East-West Center
International education, language policy
HammondM@eastwestcenter.org | website

Carl Hefner, Ph.D. | University of Hawai’i – Kapi’olani
Anthropology, Asian studies, film studies
hefner@hawaii.edu | website

Aya Hirata-Kimura, Ph.D. | Department of Women’s Studies
Sociology, food and environmental issues, Indonesia, women’s studies
aya.hirata.kimura@hawaii.edu | website

Ken Hon, Ph.D. | University of Hawai’i – Hilo
Geology, volcanology
kenhon@hawaii.edu | website

Paul Lavy, Ph.D. | Department of Art & Art History
Southeast Asian art, Hindu-Buddhist traditions of the Mekong Delta/Preangkorian Khmer civ
paul.lavy@hawaii.edu | website

Chet-Yeng Loong, Ph.D. | Department of Music
Music education, Malaysia
chetyeng@hawaii.edu | website

Joseph L. Overton, Ph.D. | University of Hawai’i – Kapi’olani
Asian Studies program development, Fulbright Group Projects, Freeman Foundation
overton@hawaii.edu | website

Jonathan Padwe, Ph.D. | Department of Anthropology
Southeast Asian anthropology, agrarian transition in Southeast Asia, Cambodia
padwe@hawaii.edu | website

Rohayati Paseng | Hamilton Library, Southeast Asia Collection
Southeast Asia library resources, Indonesia, Southeast Asian film, translation/film subtitling
rohayati@hawaii.edu | website

Michael Pietrusewsky, Ph.D. | Department of Anthropology
Southeast Asian archaeology, forensic anthropology
mikep@hawaii.edu | website

Paul Rausch | Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Southeast Asian film, film subtitling, textiles/clothing/body modification
rausch@hawaii.edu | website

James Roumasset, Ph.D. | Department of Economics
Economics, resource management
jimr@hawaii.edu | website

Michael Schuster, Ph.D. | Curator, East-West Center Gallery
Art and theater of Southeast Asia
SchusteM@EastWestCenter.org | website

Miriam Sharma, Ph.D. | School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Asian studies, class formation, gender relations and feminist theory
sharma@hawaii.edu | website

James Spencer, Ph.D. | Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Urban and regional development, labor market theory
jhs@hawaii.edu | website

Leslie Sponsel, Ph.D. (Mr.) | Department of Anthropology
Southeast Asian anthropology, Thailand, Buddhist ecology
sponsel@hawaii.edu | website

Jack Suyderhoud, Ph.D. | Shidler College of Business
Business economics, foreign investment in Southeast Asia
suyderho@hawaii.edu | website

Brian Szuster, Ph.D. | Department of Geography
Geography of Southeast Asia, coastal/marine environments in Southeast Asia, Thailand
szuster@hawaii.edu | website

Lyndon Wester, Ph.D. | Department of Geography
Geography of Southeast Asia, Conservation of endangered species and habitat restoration
wester@hawaii.edu | website

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Malaysia

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Philippines

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Singapore

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Viet Nam

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