Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

Jonathan D. Aronson

Professor, Communication and International Relations
Research Areas: International political economy with a focus on trade negotiations, trade in services, comparative regulation, international strategic alliances, and international telecommunications

Erin Baggott

Assistant Professor, International Relations
Research Areas: Chinese foreign policy and computational social science based on field research in China, documents about American foreign policy gained through Freedom of Information Act requests, and datasets of Chinese propaganda

Brian Bernards

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Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature
Director, EALC Graduate Studies
Research Areas: Modern Chinese and Southeast Asian literature and cinema (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan), Sinophone studies, postcolonial studies, and inter-Asia cultural studies

David Bialock

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature
Research Areas: Premodern Japanese literature, classical Japanese poetry, literature and the environment, and ecocriticism

Bettine Birge

Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and History
Research Areas:  Premodern Chinese history and gender, law and ethnicity in China and Inner Asia

Esther K. Chae

Assistant Professor, Acting (Dramatic Arts)
Research Areas: Asian/Asian-American drama/playwriting and representation

Baizhu Chen

Professor of Clinical, Finance and Business Economics
Research Areas: Macroeconomics and international economics with an emphasis on China

Meiling Cheng

Professor, Theatre Critical Studies
Research Areas: Performance art, body art, contemporary Euro-American experimental theater, modern Chinese performance art and live art

Jenny Chio

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Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Anthropology
Research Areas: Media ethnography, anthropology of Modernity, collective memory and cultural heritage, tourism and migration, documentary practice, and race, ethnicity and nationalism in contemporary China

Youngmin Choe

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Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Korean film and culture, contemporary East Asian visual culture, Trans-Asian cinema, tourism studies, and cultural studies

Ruth H. Gim Chung

Professor of Clinical, Education, Educational Psychology, and Marriage & Family Therapy
Research Areas: Acculturation and cultural identity, cultural psychology, multicultural counseling, mental health and counseling, career development of racial and ethnic minorities, and intergenerational conflict with a focus on Asian American and Korean American immigrant families

Adrian De Leon

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Assistant Professor, American Studies and Ethnicity
Research Areas: Indigeneity, migrant labor, and capitalism in the Philippines and the Filipinx diaspora as well as transpacific and oceanic critique, visual culture, rural history, food studies, and urban studies

Robert Dekle

Professor, Economics
Research Areas: Economies of Japan and East Asia, international finance, and open-economy and development

Jo Ann Farver

Professor, Psychology
Research Areas: Development psychology, social development of young children, cross-cultural developmental psychology, violence and young children, and early literacy

Robeson Taj Frazier

Associate Professor, Communication
Director, Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg
Research Areas: Histories and current-day dynamics of race and gender, cultural traffic and contact, urban culture and life, and popular culture of the African Diaspora in the U.S. and China

Joshua Goldstein

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Professor, History and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Director, EASC
Research Areas: Modern Chinese history and culture and recycling in China

Nitin Govil

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Associate Professor, Cinematic Arts
Research Areas: Global Media, Transnational Hollywood, Asian Media, Media Industries, Comparative Methods, Genre and Star Studies, Science Fiction, Speculative Culture

Eric Heikkila

Professor and Director, Office of Global Engagement
Research Areas: Urban development, economic development, East Asian cities, urban economics, and urban information systems

Rena M. Heinrich

Assistant Professor, Theatre Practice in Critical Studies
Chair of Dramatic Writing & Critical Studies
Chair of Literary Committee
Research Areas: Interculturalism; race, representation, and gender in performance; postcolonial theater; Asian and Asian American drama; acting; ethnography; and performance studies

Hajime Hoji

Associate Professor, Linguistics
Research Areas: Japanese/East Asian linguistics, language faculty science

Janet Hoskins

Professor, Anthropology and Religion
Research Areas: Visual anthropology, colonial and postcolonial theory, transnational religion, ritual performance, indigenous representations of the past and of time, and material culture, gender, exchange, narrative and healing

Velina Hasu Houston

Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Dramatic Writing
Research Areas: Asian-American drama/playwriting, multiethnic identity and interracial relationships

Jacques Hymans

Associate Professor, International Relations
Research Areas: International relations and security in Asia and beyond, comparative foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, big science, professionalism, and national and supranational identity

Henry Jenkins

Provost Professor, Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education
Primary Investigator, Civic Paths Research Group
Research Areas: Arts and Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Entertainment, Gaming, Gender and Sexuality, History, Marketing, Media Literacy, Politics, Popular Culture, Social Media

Nan Jia

Associate Professor, Management and Organization
Dean’s Associate Professorship, Business Administration
Research Areas: Corporate political strategy, business-governance relationships, and corporate governance in international business

Jane Junn

Professor, Political Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies
Associates Chair in Social Sciences

Research Areas: California politics, including gubernatorial and congressional elections, public opinion, polling methods and analysis, women in politics, racial and ethnic politics, the politics of immigration, and political behavior

David Kang

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Professor, International Relations and Business
Director, Korean Studies Institute
Maria Crutcher Professor of International Relations 

Research Areas: International relations of Asia, economic development, security relations, and the historical basis of contemporary relations

Saori N. Katada

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Professor, International Relations
Research Areas: North-South relations, Japanese foreign policy, international political economy, regionalism, Pacific Rim, international financial and monetary relations, and foreign aid

Annette M. Kim

Associate Professor, Public Policy
Director, Spatial Analysis Lab

Research Areas: Housing and land use, international development planning, East Asian urbanization, race, arts, and placemaking, and critical mapping and urban analytics

Dorinne Kondo

Professor, Anthropology and American Studies and Ethnicity
Research Areas: Japan, cultural theory, performance, aesthetics and politics, the question of the subject, cross-racial identification/multiracial collaboration, modes of embodiment, ethnography and genre, integration of “creative” and “critical” writing

Lon Kurashige

Professor, History and Spatial Sciences
Research Areas: Racial ideologies, politics of identity, emigration/immigration, historiography, cultural enactments, and social reproduction

Sonya Lee

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Professor, Art History, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Religion
Department Chair, EALC

Research Areas: Religious art and architecture of premodern China, material culture of Chinese Buddhism and the ancient Silk Road, art and ecology, Asian art collecting, and heritage conservation

Audrey Li

Professor, Linguistics
Research Areas: Syntax and Chinese language and linguistics

Jenny Lin

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Associate Professor, Critical Studies
Director, MA Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere

Research Areas: Contemporary Chinese and Chinese American art, architecture, and film; cross-cultural art and design, urban studies, and critical theory

Akira Mizuta Lippit

Vice Dean of Faculty, School of Cinematic Arts
Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Cinematic Arts, and Comparative Literature
T.C. Wang Family Endowed Chair in Cinematic Arts

Research Areas: Japanese film and culture, world cinemas, critical theory, experimental film and video, and visual studies

Nancy Lutkehaus

Professor of Anthropology and Political Science
Research Areas: Melanesian Gender and Social Organization, Political and Economic Anthropology, Symbolic Anthropology, Art and Cultures of Oceania, Visual Culture, Ethnographic and Documentary Film

Jonathan Markowitz

Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Research Areas: Power projection and grand strategy and political implications of climate change and resource competition in the North Sea and South China Sea

Lori Meeks

Associate Professor, Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Women, gender, and religion, religious and social history of Japan, women’s history in East Asia, Buddhist literature and philosophy, Buddhist monasticism, and Japanese literature and culture

Hyungsik Roger Moon

Professor, Economics
Research Areas: Econometrics Theory, Applied Econometrics applications to labor, IO, and macro/finance, urban economics

Alaina Morgan

Assistant Professor, History
Research Areas: African-American History, African Diaspora History, Afro-Asian Diaspora History, Islam, Muslims in the Americas, Modernist Islamic Thought, Black Intellectual History, Mass Incarceration, Urban History, Black Political Movements

Jeffrey Nugent

Professor, Economics and Business
Research Areas: Chinese economic development, political economy of growth, small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, economic integration, and trade, institutions, industrial development and political economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

Eunjoo Pacifici

Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences
Research Areas: Regulatory science, translational science, clinical pharmacy, and pharmaceutical economics and policy with a focus on Asia Pacific and Latin American regions

Sunyoung Park

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Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Gender and Sexuality Studies
Research Areas: Modern and contemporary Korean literature and culture, postcolonial studies, transnational anarchism and Marxism, feminism and gender studies, and science fiction and technocultural studies

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

Professor, Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies
Research Areas: Gender, labor, international migration, transnationalism and globalization, economic sociology, and family with past fieldwork done in Italy, Japan, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and the United States

Joan Piggott

Professor, History and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Gordon L. MacDonald Chair in History

Research Areas: Premodern historical studies in Japan and East Asia and monarchy, family history, and church-state relations

Nandini Rajagopalan

Professor, Management and Organization
Joseph A.DeBell Chair in Business Administration
Research Areas: Corporate governance in emerging economies including China and India, corporate boards, platform-based markets, and corporate diversification

Stanley Rosen

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Professor, Political Science
Research Areas: Politics in the People’s Republic of China, Chinese film, and Chinese society

Brett Sheehan

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Professor, History and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Modern China, economy and society, money and banking, and business

Jean Chen Shih

Boyd P. and Elsie D. Welin Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Areas: Health promotion in China and Taiwan, molecular pharmacology, and toxicology

Stephanie Shih

Associate Professor, Linguistics
Research Areas: Phonology, morphology, variation, computational linguistics, and cognitive science with current projects focused on Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog, Mende, Dioula, Hausa, and English

Andrew Simpson

Professor, Linguistics
Research Areas: Comparative syntax of East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian languages: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi and Bengali

John Strauss

Professor, Economics and Gerontology
Research Areas: Economics of the Household, Human Resource Investments and Labor Market Outcomes, Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS) and the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study

Tianshu Sun

Robert R. Dockson Associate Professor, Data Sciences and Operations and Computer Science
Research Areas: Digital platforms and IT-enabled and analytics-driven interventions and leveraging mobile devices and Internet of Things

Guofu Tan

Professor, Economics
Research Areas: Industrial Organization, Antitrust & Competition Policy, Auction Theory, Microeconomic Theory

Shui Yan Tang

Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
Chair, Department of Public Policy and Management

Research Areas: Institutional analysis and design, common-pool resource governance, environmental politics and policy, collaborative governance, and governance reform

Douglas Thomas

Associate Professor of Communication, Design Strategy and Business of Innovation
Research Areas: Intersection of technology and culture, Game Studies, Cybercrime and the culture of video games and the digital revolution in education

Ben Uchiyama

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Associate Professor, History
Research Areas: Japanese mass culture and national mobilization in wartime, social history of the Japanese home front, politics and culture of occupied Japan, postwar cultural politics, and cultural history of defeated Japan

Jay Wang

Associate Professor, Journalism
Director, Center on Public Diplomacy

Research Areas: Nation branding, nonprofit branding, corporate diplomacy, and CSR practices in emerging economies with a focus on China

Mengxiao Wang

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Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Premodern China, Buddhism, Chinese literature

Shiing-Wu Wang

Associate Professor, Accounting
Research Areas: Financial accounting, tax and valuation issues in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and taxes and business strategy

Duncan Williams

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Professor, Religion, American Studies and Ethnicity, and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Director, Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture

Research Areas: Buddhism, Japanese and Japanese American religions, Buddhism and nature/environment, Buddhism and WWII Japanese American incarceration, critical mixed race studies, and social history of religion

Carol Wise

Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Research areas: International political economy, institutional reform, international development, Latin American politics and economics, interdevelopment, and China-Latin American relations

Audrye Wong

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Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Research Areas: The political economy of security, China’s foreign policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, and the strategies and effectiveness of economic statecraft, with a focus on positive inducements

Tak-Jun Wong

Professor, Accounting
Joseph A. DeBell Professor, Business Administration
Research areas: Accounting and corporate governance in emerging markets

Aimei Yang

Associate Professor, Journalism
Research areas: Transnational civil networks, multi-sectoral alliance networks, public diplomacy, and dynamic social networks in social movements

Sha Yang

Vice-Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Marshall School of Business
Ernest Hahn Professor, Marketing

Research areas: Consumer purchase behavior, market competition, search engine advertising, and social networks

Kerim Yasar

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Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Director, EALC Undergraduate Studies
Research areas: Modern Japanese literature and cinema, media theory and history, auditory culture and musicology, translation theory and praxis, and performance studies and the history of Japanese film acting

Jessica (Xiaomin) Zu

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Assistant Professor, Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Buddhist philosophy, Yogacara (the school of consciousness-only) and social sciences, intellectual history of modern China, Buddhism and social Darwinism

RTPC Faculty

John Alexander

Artist in Residence, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Photography, film and video, documentary practice, and contemporary China

Vinayak Bharne

Adjunct Professor, Landscape Urbanism & Heritage Conservation in Architecture
Research Areas: Contemporary urbanism in Asia and Latin America, urban informality, low-income housing, indigenous habitats and sacred territories

Phillip Bloom

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Adjunct Associate Professor (Research), East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: East Asian gardens and designed landscapes, Chinese art history, ritual of China’s Song dynasty, and Buddhist art

Jinhee Choung

Lecturer, Political Science
Research Areas: East Asian comparative politics, economic development, and Korean labor reform

Mina Chow Faia

Adjunct Associate Professor, Architecture
Research Areas: International design, architecture, documentary filmmaking and history, technology, theory and culture

Miya Elise Desjardins

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Adjunct Associate Professor (Teaching), East Asian Languages and Cultures and Art History
Research Areas: Modern Japanese art and literature

Esther Chihye Kim

Assistant Teaching Professor, Education
Research Areas: Research methodology, higher education, migration, and social inequalities

Ben Lee

Clinical Professor, Communication
Co-Director, Master of Communication Management

Research Areas: China, entertainment industries, entrepreneurship innovation, new media, organizational performance, and research methods

Hye Jin Lee

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Communication
Research Areas: K-pop industry and global fandom, transformation of cultural meaning, status and content of popular culture, convergence of social media and television and the gendering of technology

Kin tak Raymond Tsang

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Lecturer
Research Areas: History of Hong Kong martial arts films, Hong Kong wuxia films, colonial order, and the geopolitical forces of the Cold War.

Jason Webb

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Professor (Teaching), Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Associate Director, USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture 

Research Areas: Reception of Chinese texts 7th-9th century Japan, literary theory and political authority, royal poetic anthologies, and early Japanese and Chinese poetry

Yan Xiao

Adjunct Research Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Areas: Chinese science and technology, seismic analysis, and implementation of new materials into structural design

Language Faculty

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Hyungjung Ahn

Assistant Professor (Teaching), East Asian Languages and Cultures
Korean

Maki Irie

Senior Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures 
Japanese

Xiang Jian

Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Chinese

Woojoo Kim

Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Korean

Mamiko Konno

Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Japanese

Yuka Kumagai

Master Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Director, Japanese Language Program
Co-Director, Korean Language Program

Japanese

Yu-Chi Kuo

Senior Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Chinese

Shanshan Li

Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Chinese

Hsiao-Yun Liao

Master Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Chinese

Yi-Hsien Liu

Associate Professor (Teaching), East Asian Languages and Cultures
Director, Chinese Language Program
Co-Director, Korean Language Program

Chinese

Christopher Magriney

Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Chinese

Yumi Matsumoto

Senior Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Japanese

Eunju Na

Master Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Korean

Masako Tamanaha

Assistant Professor (Teaching), East Asian Languages and Cultures
Japanese

Tin-Yu Tseng

Assistant Professor (Teaching), East Asian Languages and Cultures
Chinese

Librarians

Rebecca Corbett

Japanese Studies Librarian, East Asian Library
Director, Special Projects

Research areas: Japanese tea culture and early modern Japanese women’s history

Jungeun Hong

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Resource Librarian, Korean Heritage Library

Joy Kim

Curator, Korean Heritage Library

Tang Li

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Acting Head, East Asian Library
Chinese Studies Librarian, East Asian Library
Associate University Librarian, East Asian Library

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Jiin Park

Visiting Librarian, Korean Heritage Library

Emeriti Faculty

Gordon Berger

Professor Emeritus, History
Research Areas: 20th century political and institutional Japanese history

Philip H. Birnbaum-More

Professor Emeritus, Management and Organization
Professor, Entrepreneurship

Research Areas: Competitive strategy formulation and implementation in high technology firms in global markets with a focus on East Asia

Harrison Cheng

Associate Professor Emeritus, Economics
Research Areas: General equilibrium, game theory, and Chinese economic development

Dominic Cheung

Professor Emeritus, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Modern and classical Chinese literature, Chinese cultural studies and art

Iris Chi

Professor, Social Work
The Chinese-American Golden Age Association/Dr. Frances Wu Chair

Research Areas: Health and gerontology, long-term care for the elderly in the U.S. and China, and healthcare for Chinese immigrant communities in the U.S.

Roger Dingman

Professor Emeritus, History
Research Areas: U.S.-Japan relations

Richard Drobnick

Director, International Business Education and Research
Research Areas: Pacific Rim economic and business issues and U.S. and Pacific Rim trade policies

George Hayden

Associate Professor Emeritus, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Areas: Premodern Chinese literature, text and music of classical drama, and history of Chinese language

David James

Professor, Cinematic Arts
Research Areas: East-Asian cinema, avant-garde cinema, culture in Los Angeles, film and music, and working-class culture

Douglas Hal Joines

Professor Emeritus, Finance and Business Economics
Research Areas: Taxes, deficits, and social security in the global system including Japan

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Kenneth Klein

Head Librarian Emeritus, East Asian Library

Thomas W. Lin

Professor Emeritus, Accounting
Research Areas:  Chinese accounting and management, control systems, and strategic cost management

Qingyun Ma

Professor Emeritus, Architecture
Research Areas: International design, planning, and architecture

Gary Seaman

Associate Professor Emeritus, Anthropology
Research Areas: Taiwan, China, ethnographic film, ethnography, hypermedia in ethnography, and ritual

Ellen Seiter

Professor, Cinema and Media Studies
Stephen K. Nenno Endowed Chair, Television Studies

Research Areas: Media copyright law, youth and television, television streaming, how brain diseases are represented in film, effects of screens on the brain, patterns of television viewing, gender and racial stereotypes, class biases in television, and anime

James Steele

Professor Emeritus, Architecture
ACSA Distinguished Professor, Architecture

Research Areas: History of architecture, Asian architecture, Islamic architecture, and environmental concerns in architecture with an emphasis on sustainability