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Abby Cohn

ProfessorFacultyCornell University

Linguistics, Indonesian studies


English, French, Indonesian

Alex Mabanta

Graduate StudentPhD CandidateThe University of California, Berkeley

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Philippines, United States

English, Spanish, Filipino

Catherine Raymond

ProfessorPhD CandidateNorthern Illinois University

Art History in Southeast Asia , Museum Studies, Burma/ Myanmar Studies

Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

French, English, Burmese

Christopher Hulshof

Graduate StudentPhD CandidateThe University of Wisconsin, Madison


France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

English, Bahasa Indonesia (reading capacities in others)

Ci Yan Sara Loh

Graduate StudentPhD CandidateThe University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Anthropology (Ecological)


English, Bahasa Malaysia (Malay), Mandarin, Hokkien

Dimas Iqbal Romadhon

Graduate StudentPhD CandidateThe University of Washington



Indonesian, Malay, Javanese, Madurese, Arabic

Dipannita Maria Bagh

Graduate StudentPhD CandidateNorth-Eastern Hill University, Shillong

Political Science, International and Area Studies

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vietnam

English, Bengali (Bangla), Hindi, Burmese

Yes, I would like to be a mentor!, Yes, I would like to find a mentor!

George Dutton

ProfessorFacultyThe University of California, Los Angeles

History, Southeast Asian Studies

Singapore, Vietnam

English, Vietnamese, German

Yes, I would like to be a mentor!

Jonathan Valdez

Academic Programs SpecialistStaffThe University of Michigan

Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, Visual and Material Culture, Popular Culture

Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, United States

English (fluent, native); Filipino – Tagalog (basic); Spanish (basic); Japanese (basic); Thai (beginner), Khmer (beginner)

Judy Ledgerwood

ProfessorFacultyNorthern Illinois University


Cambodia, United States

English, Khmer

Micah F. Morton

Assistant ProfessorFacultyNorthern Illinois University

Anthropology, Southeast Asian Studies

China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand

English, Thai, Akha

Michael Cullinane

Teaching FacultyCSEAS Associate DirectorThe University of Wisconsin, Madison



Cebuano, Spanish, English

Miriam T. Stark

ProfessorFacultyThe University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Anthropology, Archaeology

Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

English, French (reading), Khmer (rudimentary speaking)

Mitchell Rigert

Graduate StudentMA StudentNorthern Illinois University



English, Thai

Nam C. Kim

ProfessorFacultyThe University of Wisconsin, Madison

Anthropology, archaeology

South Korea, Vietnam

English (native), Vietnamese (conversational), Korean (rudimentary), French (rudimentary)

Yes, I would like to be a mentor!

Nancy Lee Peluso

ProfessorFacultyThe University of California, Berkeley

Environmental Studies, Critical Political Ecology, Development Sociology

Cambodia, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

Indonesian, Javanese, French, English. understand some Salako, Italian, read some Dutch.

Yes, I would like to be a mentor!

Nguyet Tong

Assistant Director, Center for Southeast Asian StudiesStaffThe University of California, Los Angeles

Thai Studies, film & television, media studies

Thailand, Vietnam

Thai, Vietnamese, English

Nhu Truong

Graduate StudentPhD StudentStockholm University

Science Education


English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Italian

Yes, I would like to find a mentor!

Nida Sanglimsuwan

Graduate StudentPhD CandidateThe University of California, Los Angeles



English, Thai, French, Japanese, Spanish

Rithiya Serey

Graduate StudentPhD CandidateNorthern Illinois University

Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics)

Cambodia, China

Khmer; English

Thamora Fishel

Dr.Associate Director of SEAPCornell University


Myanmar, Thailand

English, Thai

Tom Pepinsky

ProfessorFacultyCornell University

Political science

Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore


Yes, I would like to be a mentor!

Trude Jacobsen Gidaszewski

ProfessorFacultyNorthern Illinois University

History, Anthropology, Gender Studies. Public Health

Cambodia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

English, French, Khmer, Indonesian