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Here you will find a wide range of materials highlighting current research projects by UH faculty and students, as well as links to language programs, grants, and relevant library resources for scholars interested in Southeast Asia.  Please contact us with comments and suggestions on current research projects you would like to see featured here.  Thank you!!

Degree Programs, Certificate Programs, and Southeast Asian Languages & Courses

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CSEAS Projects

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is currently developing projects for upcoming grant applications. You can read the overviews for all of our projects over the years on our Featured Projects page.

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Faculty Projects

University of Hawai‘i faculty and area studies specialists working on topics related to Southeast Asia are often engaged in dynamic research, teaching, and community outreach efforts each semester. Faculty research projects range from archaeology in the field to performance-based research and many are ongoing. UH specialists contribute their regional expertise to a range of local and national media outlets. Here we feature current and ongoing work of note.

See recent faculty news here.

Faculty News Archive

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Student Projects

University of Hawai‘i students working on Southeast Asia topics are often engaged in cutting-edge research, fieldwork, and outreach efforts. Each year, Southeast Asia studies students are awarded top-tier research funding, such as the Fulbright Fellowship, as well as FLAS in support of language and area studies opportunities. UH students are also utilizing technology to disseminate their findings digitally though online media. Here we feature current and ongoing work of note.

CSEAS Alumni Update Form

Alumni News Archive

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Library Resources

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa houses a Southeast Asia Collection in Hamilton Library. The collection has particular strengths in the humanities and social sciences. An online resource guide with links and bibliographies of Southeast Asia research interests is updated regularly. For more information about the unique offerings of the Hamilton Library Southeast Asia Collection, please contact SEA librarian Rohayati Paseng (

Additional Links

The Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (IPLL) provides an opportunity for students to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the languages and cultures that encompasses more than 25 percent of the Earth’s population and an unusual diversity of peoples. UH-M offers instruction in the following languages: Khmer | Ilokano | Indonesian | Tagalog | Thai | Vietnamese | Arabic

Founded in 2010, Dissertation Reviews features overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences. CSEAS encourages dissertation authors and potential reviewers to contribute to this online publication. Queries about the review process can be sent to Dr. Inga Gruß, the Southeast Asia Studies Dissertation Reviews Field Editor, at