Associates in Research

Faculty-nominated Associates in Research are invited to the University of Southern California to pursue their scholarly objectives. While at USC, they have access to all libraries on campus and other research resources, as well as the opportunity to participate in all programs and events open to the general university community.


Janet Goodwin
Visiting Professor, History/Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Research Area: Pre-modern Japanese history and civilization, history of Japanese women, history of outcasts, vagabonds and other marginals in Japanese society.

Sunyoung Lee
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Kaya Press
Research Area: Asian and Pacific Islander diasporic literature, particularly new works of fiction, poetry and critical essays, as well as the recovery of important and overlooked work from the Pacific Rim and the API diaspora.

Yanhong Zhu
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Washington and Lee University
Research Area: Critical theory, modern Chinese literature, Chinese film and culture

  • East Asian Studies Center
  • 3454 Trousdale Parkway
  • College Administrative Services Building (CAS) 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0154