Faculty Directory

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Martin Adelman (J.D., University of Michigan)

Theodore and James Pedas Family Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Co-Director, India Project

Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program

Co-Director of the Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies

Research Interests: Patent law; India

Lisner Hall 507                    (202) 994-7703
madelman@law.gwu.edu

Attiya Ahmad (Ph.D., Duke University)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Research Interests: Transnational Islamic charity networks spanning South Asia and the Arabian/Persian Gulf; gender and feminist studies

Off-campus until 2021

 

Monroe Hall 102
(202) 994-4251
ahmada@gwu.edu

Celeste Arrington (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Research Interests: Comparative politics; South Korea; Japan; North Korea; state-society relations; law and society; media and politics; Northeast Asian security

Monroe Hall 465
cla@gwu.edu

Eyal Aviv (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Assistant Professor of Religion & Honors

Research Interests: Chinese intellectual history; religion and modernity; Buddhism; Buddhist philosophy

Ames Hall 201B
(202) 242-6049
aviv@gwu.edu

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Prabir Bagchi (Ph.D., University of Tennessee)

Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management

Research Interests: Logistics; supply chain management; production and operations management; South Asia

Funger Hall 415G
(202) 994-2197
bagchi@gwu.edu

Steven J. Balla (Ph.D., Duke University)

Associate Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy & Public Administration

Research Interests: American politics; Chinese politics; regulation; government consultation; citizen participation; politics of the policymaking process 

Monroe Hall 475
(202) 994-4811
sballa@gwu.edu

Alasdair Bowie (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Research Interests: Comparative political economy; development; Southeast Asia

Monroe Hall 423
(202) 994-7370
abowie@gwu.edu

Gregg Brazinsky (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Director, Asian Studies Program

Research Interests: U.S.-East Asian relations; Korean history; East Asian history

Elliott School 503R
(202) 994-0987
brazinsk@gwu.edu

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Wakana K. Cavanaugh (M.S., University of Pennsylvania)

Lecturer of Japanese

Research Interests: Japanese language; teaching Japanese as a foreign language; teaching English as a foreign language

Rome Hall 461
(202) 994-6723
kikuchi@gwu.edu

Elizabeth Chacko (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles)

Professor of Geography & International Affairs

Chair, Department of Geography

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Immigration; urban geography; development; medical geography; South Asia

Phillips Hall 107
(202) 994-5328
echacko@gwu.edu

Jonathan Chaves (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Professor of Chinese

Research Interests: Chinese poetry; relationships among poetry; painting and calligraphy in China; Chinese literature in Japan

Rome Hall 468
(202) 994-6474
jchaves@gwu.edu

Liana Chen (Ph.D., Stanford University)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Literature

Director, Taiwan Education and Research Program

Research Interests: Chinese literature; Chinese plays

Rome Hall 464
(202) 994-9277
liachen@gwu.edu

Maggie Xiaoyang Chen (Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder)

Professor of Economics & International Affairs

Research Interests: International trade in Asia; foreign direct investment; trade agreements

Monroe Hall 223
(202) 994-0192
xchen@gwu.edu

Wenjie Chen (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Assistant Professor of International Business & International Affairs

Research Interests: International economics; foreign direct investment; cross-border mergers and acquisitions

Funger Hall, 401
(202) 994-3275
chenw@gwu.edu

Patricia P. Chu (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of English

Research Interests: Asian American and diasporic literature and film; Asian American cultural studies; women’s writing and autobiography; 20th and 21st century American literature; postcolonial theory

Rome Hall 754
(202) 994-1405
pattychu@gwu.edu

Donald C. Clarke (J.D., Harvard University)

David A. Weaver Research Professor of Law

Research Interests: Modern Chinese law; law and development; corporate law

Stuart Hall 316
(202) 994-2830
dclarke@law.gwu.edu

Fiona Cunningham (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Affairs 

Research Interests: International security; Chinese foreign policy; cyber security; nuclear policy 

 

D

Kavita Daiya (Ph.D., University of Chicago)

Associate Professor of English

Director, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Research Interests: Migration and conflict; gender and sexuality studies; India and South Asia; Asian America; literature and film; nationalism and media studies

Rome Hall 668
(202) 994-6637
kdaiya@gwu.edu

Herbert Davis (Ph.D., Louisiana State University)

Professor of Strategic Management & International Affairs

Research Interests: Strategic management in developing country environments; South Asia; Southeast Asia

Funger Hall 615
(202) 994-1755
hjdavis@gwu.edu

Bruce Dickson (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Chair, Political Science Department

Research Interests: Government and politics of China; Taiwan; East Asia

Monroe Hall 440
(202) 994-6290
bdickson@gwu.edu

Hongyuan Dong (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of Chinese Language & Linguistics

Research Interests: Language politics; formal semantics; Chinese linguistics; philosophy of language

Rome Hall 467
(202) 994-6728
hdong@gwu.edu

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Amitai Etzioni (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

University Professor and Professor of International Affairs

Director, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies

Research Interests: Sociological analysis of international relations; civil society and transnational norms and institutions; China

Lisner Hall 342
(202) 994-8190
etzioni@gwu.edu

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Christina Fink (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Professor of the Practice of International Affairs & Anthropology

Research Interests: Myanmar/Southeast Asia; equitable development; gender and social inclusion

Elliott School 501H
(202) 994-7192
finkc@gwu.edu

G

R. Richard Grinker (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs

Research Interests: Psychological and medical anthropology; disability; stigma; autism; ethnicity and nationalism; hunter-gatherers; Africa; Korea

Amsterdam House 201B      (202) 994-6984
rgrink@gwu.edu

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Shoko Hamano (Ph.D., University of Florida)

Professor of Japanese & International Affairs

Research Interests: Japanese language and linguistics; sound symbolism; phonology

Phillips Hall 452
(202) 994-6333
hamano@gwu.edu

Yan He (Ph.D., Peking University)

Adjunct Professor of History

China Studies Librarian, Global Resource Center, Gelman Library

Gelman Library 704G
(202) 994-0624
hey@gwu.edu

B.N. Hebbar (M.A., George Washington University)

Professorial Lecturer in Religion

Research Interests: Hindu and Buddhist Philosophy; linguistics; world religions and religious history; Sanskrit; Pali as well as many Indologically oriented subjects and languages

2106 G St. NW, Ste. 101
(202) 994-6325
bnhebbar@gwu.edu

James Hershberg (Ph.D., Tufts University)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research InterestsInternational history of the Cold War; contemporary international relations; nuclear history

 

Phillips Hall 326
(202) 994-6476
jhershb@gwu.edu

Alfred J. Hiltebeitel (Ph.D., University of Chicago)

Professor Emeritus of Religion & Human Sciences

Research Interests: Great epics of India; regional folk epics; South Asian history and the history of religions

2106 G St. NW
(202) 994-1674
beitel@gwu.edu

Benjamin Hopkins (Ph.D., University of Cambridge)

Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian history; Afghanistan; Central Asia; modern imperialism; British imperialism; world history

Elliott School 503M
(202) 994-2822  bhopkins@gwu.edu

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Alexa Alice Joubin (Ph.D., Stanford University)

Professor of English, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Cultures

Co-director, Digital Humanities Institute

Director, Graduate Placement 

Research InterestsEast Asian film and performance cultures; Chinese, Taiwanese, Sinophone theatre and cinema; Asian-European cultural exchange; digital humanities; race and gender

Phillips Hall 626
(202) 994-6639
ajoubin@gwu.edu

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Xiaofei Kang (Ph.D. Columbia University)

Associate Professor of Religion

Research Interests: Chinese religion; Daoism

2106 G Street, NW
202-994-6887
xkang@gwu.edu

Shivraj Kanungo (Ph.D., George Washington University)

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Research Interests: Outsourcing and software development; India

Funger Hall 415E
(202) 994-3734
kanungo@gwu.edu

D. Christopher Kayes (Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University)

Professor of Management

Chair, Department of Management

Director, Master of Human Resource Management 

Research Interests: Japanese-American cross-cultural management and learning

Funger Hall 313
(202) 994-4795
dckayes@gwu.edu

Dane Kennedy (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley)

Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: British Empire; colonialism in Africa and India; modern Britain

Phillips Hall 312
(202) 994-6229
dkennedy@gwu.edu

Shaista E. Khilji (Ph.D., Cambridge University)

Professor of Human and Organizational Learning & International Affairs

Director, Organizational Leadership and Learning

Research Interests: Asian business environment; human resource issues; culture; impact of globalization; leadership and management thought and practices

2134 G St. NW, Ste. 216
(202) 994-1146
sekhilji@gwu.edu

Immanuel Kim (Ph.D., University of California, Riverside) 

Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud Associate Professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies 

Research Interests: North Korean comedy films and filmic culture

Rome Hall 453
ikim52@gwu.edu

Jisoo Kim (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, International Affairs, & East Asian Languages and Literature

Director, GW Institute for Korean Studies

Research Interests: Modern Korean history; history of women, sexuality, and gender; East Asian legal history

Elliott School 503L
(202) 994-6761
jsk10@gwu.edu

Young C. Kim (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science

International Affairs Senior Counselor, Asian Studies Program

Research Interests: Japanese and Korean domestic politics and foreign relations; Russian relations with East Asia; East Asian foreign relations

Elliott School 503X
(202) 994-8851
yckim@gwu.edu

Insung Ko (Ph.D., University of Hawai’i)

Professor in the Korean Language

Research Interests: Korean Linguistics; second language pedagogy; phonetics; language testing

 

Joel Kuipers (Ph.D., Yale University)

Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs & Human Sciences

Research Interests: Cultures of Southeast Asia; Southeast Asian development

Funger Hall 201
(202) 994-6545
kuipers@gwu.edu

Young Hoon Kwak (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences

Research Interests: Korea; strategic issues in project management; project control; process improvement; engineering; construction; infrastructure management

Funger Hall 411
(202) 994-7115
kwak@gwu.edu

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Marlene Laruelle (Ph.D., National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Director, Central Asia Program

Co-Director, PONARS-Eurasia

Research Interests: Political science; sociology; identity issues; migrations in Russia, Arctic, and Central Asia

Elliott School 412
(202) 994-3368
laruelle@gwu.edu

M

Lynda Maddox (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University)

Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: China; advertising; consumer behavior; communications; focus group research; marketing management; experiential learning

Funger Hall 301D
(202) 994-8204
maddox@gwu.edu

Shawn McHale (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: Southeast Asian history; colonialism and decolonization; Vietnam

Phillips Hall 335
mchale@gwu.edu

Marilyn Merritt (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania)

Professorial Lecturer in Anthropology

Research Interests: Language and media in public places and spaces; creativity, interdisciplinarity, and social change; situated discourse analysis; ritual and civility; education and visual literacies; cross-cultural understanding and scientific collaboration; India

Barbara Miller (Ph.D., Syracuse University)

Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs

Director, Culture in Global Affairs Research & Policy Program (CIGA)

Director, Global Gender Program

Research Interests: Culture and globalization; anthropology and policy; social inequality; food and culture; South Asia

Elliott School 501
(202) 994-7257
barbar@gwu.edu

Mike Mochizuki (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Japan-U.S. Relations Chair in Memory of Gaston Sigur 

Director, B.A. Program in International Affairs

Co-director, Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia Pacific Program

Research Interests: Japanese foreign policy and domestic politics; U.S.-Japan relations; international relations in East Asia

Elliott School 501I
(202) 994-7074
mochizuk@gwu.edu

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Mika Natif (Ph.D., New York University)

Associate Professor of Art History

Research Interests: Mughal art and architecture; Mughal women; Islamic art; Central Asia; Images in Islam; Gender and sexuality in Islamic Art

Smith Hall 109
(202) 994-0918    mmn215@gwu.edu

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Deepa Ollapally (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Associate Director, The Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Director, Rising Powers Initiative

Research Interests: International relations of South Asia; India-China relations; Indo-Pacific regional security; identity and foreign policy of rising powers

Elliott School 503R
(202) 994-8854
deepao@gwu.edu

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Miok Pak (Ph.D., Georgetown University)

Teaching Assistant Professor in Korean Language

Research Interests: Syntax; semantics; pragmatics and their interfaces; Korean honorifics and politeness; imperatives

Rome Hall 457
(202) 994-0050
pakm@gwu.edu

Yoon-Shik Park (Ph.D., George Washington University)

Professor of International Business

Research Interests: Korea; international banking; international financial markets; multilateral development banks; financial institutions

Funger Hall 401U
(202) 994-8215
yspark@gwu.edu

Sebastien Peyrouse (Ph.D., National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: Political systems, economic development, and religion in Central Asia; Central Asia’s geopolitical positioning toward China, India and South Asia

Elliott School 412
(202) 994-3368
speyrouse@gwu.edu

Judith Plotz (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor Emerita of English

Research Interests: British romanticism; children’s literature; Indian literature in English

1959 E Street Residence Hall
jplotz@gwu.edu

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Tashi Rabgey (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Director, Tibet Governance Lab

Research Interests: State theory and legal pluralism; international legal theory and territorial politics; Chinese constitutionalism and nationality law; public policy and governance in Tibet; Sino-Tibetan relations; Greater China

Elliott School 503X
trabgey@gwu.edu

Pradeep Rau (D.B.A., Kent State University)

Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: India; marketing research; marketing strategy; international marketing

Funger Hall 303
(202) 994-4989
prau@gwu.edu

Prabhavati Reddy (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Adjunct Professor of Religion

Research Interests: South Asian religions (primary field Hinduism); Sanskrit literature; women’s studies; art history

2106 G St. NW, Ste. 301
(202) 994-6325
pcreddy@gwu.edu

Sean Roberts (Ph.D., University of Southern California)

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs & Anthropology 

Director, International Development Studies Program

Research Interests: Development theory; democracy development; media and development; culture and politics; indigenous rights; Central Asia; former Soviet Union; and China

Elliott School 501G
(202) 994-7739
seanrr@gwu.edu

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David Shambaugh (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Professor of Political Science & International Affairs, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies

Director, China Policy Program

Research InterestsChinese domestic politics; Chinese foreign relations; Chinese military and security; International relations of Asia.

Elliott School 503G
(202) 994-5887
shambaug@gwu.edu

Robert J. Shepherd (Ph.D., George Mason University)

Associate Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs

Research Interests: International development; human rights; world heritage; the politics of tourism; contemporary urban China; anthropology of environmentalism

Elliott School 503Q
(202) 994-1715
rshepher@gwu.edu

Stephen C. Smith (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Professor of Economics & International Affairs

Research Interests: Development economics; economics of participation; economics of organization

Elliott School 502
(202) 994-8086
ssmith@gwu.edu

Janet Steele (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University)

Associate Professor of Media & Public Affairs

Director, Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication

Director, Global Communication Program

Research Interests: History of journalism; ideology and professional practices of journalism; press in modern Indonesia; narrative journalism; media in the developing world

School of Media & Public Affairs 508
202-994-2004
jesteele@gwu.edu

Steven M. Suranovic (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of Economics & International Affairs

Research Interests: International trade; trade fairness; China’s economy; economics of addiction

Elliott School 501
(202) 994-7579
smsuran@gwu.edu

Robert Sutter (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor of Practice of International Affairs

Research Interests: Politics and foreign relations of Taiwan; international politics of East Asia; U.S. policy towards Asia

Elliott School 503K
202-994-5886
sutterr@gwu.edu

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Emmanuel Teitelbaum (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian politics and development

Monroe Hall 411
(202) 994-9125
ejt@gwu.edu

Richard Thornton (Ph.D., University of Washington)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy; Sino-Russian relations

Phillips Hall 331
(202) 994-6230
rthornto@gwu.edu

Alvin Tsao (M.E.M., George Washington University)

Adjunct Professiorial Lecturer, Exhibition Design Program

Research Interests: Chinese and Taiwanese art; calligraphy; seal-carving

Flagg Building 109            (202) 994-2003
aytsao@gwu.edu

Takae Tsujioka (Ph.D., Georgetown University)

Associate Professor of Japanese

Research Interests: Japanese language

Rome Hall 465
(202) 994-6727
tsujioka@gwu.edu

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Miaochun Wei (Ed.D., George Washington University)

Teaching Instructor in the Chinese Language

Research Interests: Language pedagogy; second language acquisition; pragmatics; language assessment; hidden curriculum; model minority; teachers’ professional development

Rome Hall 455
202-994-4393
mwei@gwu.edu

Robert Weiner (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor of International Business, International Affairs, Public Policy & Public Administration

Faculty Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, School of Business

Research InterestsInternational finance; international strategy; petroleum industry; privatization

Funger Hall 401A
(202) 994-5981
rweiner@gwu.edu

James Williams (Ed.D., Harvard University)

Associate Professor of International Education & International Affairs 

UNESCO Chair, International Education for Development

Director, International Education Program

Research InterestsEducation and development; decentralization and administrative reform; education and health; cross-cultural organizational theory; education for marginalized and conflict-affected populations; equity and achievement in large cross-national data sets; Japan

2129 G St. NW, Ste. 304
(202) 994-0831
jhw@gwu.edu

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Chen Yang (Ph.D., George Mason University)

Professorial Lecturer of Chinese Studies & International Relations

Research Interests: Characteristics of Chinese language acquisition by non-native speakers; Speaking Proficiency Test (SPT); Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK); American Council on Education Evaluation and Review of Chinese Studies courses; American and China Relations

Rome Hall 451
(202) 736-7830
cyang99@gwu.edu

Daqing Yang (Ph.D., Harvard University)

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Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Co-director, Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia Pacific Program

Research Interests: Japanese history and East Asian reconciliation

Elliott School 503H
(202) 994-8262
yanghist@gwu.edu

Jiawen Yang (Ph.D., New York University)

Professor of International Business & International Affairs

Chair, International Business Department

Research Interests: Business environment in China

Funger Hall 401B
(202) 994-8709
jwyang@gwu.edu

Anri Yasuda (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Assistant Professor of Japanese Language & Literature

Research Interests: Modern and contemporary Japanese fiction and literary criticism

Rome Hall 462
(202) 994-7106
ayasuda@gwu.edu

Liang (Larry) Yu (Ph.D., University of Oregon)

Professor of Hospitality Management

Faculty Director, Master of Tourism Administration (MTA)

Research Interests: Hotel management; tourism in Asia

Funger Hall 301U
(202) 994-8740
lyu@gwu.edu

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Hang Zhang (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Linguistics

Research Interests: Chinese language and linguistics

Rome Hall 454
hangz@gwu.edu

Phyllis Zhang (Ed.D., Columbia University)

Associate Professor of Chinese & International Affairs

Director, M.A. in Chinese Language & Culture Program 

Research Interests: Second language acquisition; Chinese proficiency assessment; Chinese language pedagogy and technology

Rome Hall 463
(202) 994-5051
zhang@gwu.edu

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