Affiliated Faculty

Asian Studies at Boston University has grown over the last two decades into one of the best and most comprehensive clusters of faculty and resources in New England. Over fifty full-time faculty and instructors focus on Asia across nearly all relevant fields and geographical areas, from East Asia all the way to Turkey.

Many of our faculty members are internationally renowned leaders in their fields, and all of our faculty members are enthusiastic teachers who offer an expansive set of courses.

Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology)
Choi Hee An
hchoi@bu.edu
Clinical Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Director of the Anna Howard Shaw Center
Professor of Anthropology
Professor Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Boston Healing Landscape Project
Professor of International Relations
Professor of Philosophy
Director of Undergraduate Advising, Department of Philosophy
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
Charles Chang Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Professor of International Relations and History
Associate Professor of British History
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Chairman and Professor of the Division of Social Science
Albert Dalia
aadalia@bu.edu
Lecturer in the Writing Program
Wiebke Denecke
denecke@bu.edu
Associate Professor of Chinese, Japanese, and Comparative Literature
Associate Professor of Journalism
Professor of Religion
Associate Professor of Archaeology
Associate Professor of Education
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Head of Japanese Language Program
Assistant Professor in Islamic Art
Professor of International Relations and Political Science
Associate Professor of Japanese
Associate Chair, Department of World Languages & Literatures
Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of Social Science
Professor of International Relations
Professor Emerita, Japanese Art History
Lei Guo
guolei@bu.edu
Assistant Professor, Division of Emerging Media Studies
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Professor of Anthropology
Associate Director in the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs
Director, Program on Islam and Civil Society
Associate Professor of Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology)
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Director of Outreach and Co-Curricular Activities for Japanese
Chang Hsiao-Chih
ciao@bu.edu
Senior Lecturer in Chinese
Weijia Huang
huangwj@bu.edu
Lecturer in Chinese
April Hughes
adhughes@bu.edu
Assistant Professor of Religion
Daryl Ireland
dri@bu.edu
Associate Director of Center for Global Christianity & Mission
Ha Jin
xjin@bu.edu
Professor of English and in the Creative Writing Program
Miki Kaneda
kaneda@bu.edu
Assistant Professor of Music
Professor of Sociology
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Operations and Technology
Lecturer in Korean
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Professor of Religion and Anthropology
Associate Professor of English
Associate Chair
Senior Lecturer of Social Science
Senior Lecturer of Operations and Technology Management
Associate Professor of Religion
Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Religion
Lecturer of Women’s Studies
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Associate Professor of Chinese History
Associate Professor of the Practice in Turkish
Head of Turkish Language Program
Lecturer Coordinator, Department of World Languages & Literatures
Assistant Professor of Religion
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Hiromi Miyagi-Lusthaus
hmiyagi@bu.edu
Lecturer in Japanese
Dilip Mookherjee
dilipm@bu.edu
Professor of Economics
Director of the Institute for Economic Development
Professor Emeritus of Archaeology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Archaeology
Associate Director, Boston University Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA)
Director, AsianArc: The Asian Cultural Heritage Research Initiative (formerly the International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History, or ICEAACH)
Amber Navarre
navarrea@bu.edu
Lecturer in Chinese
Head of Chinese Language Program
Etsuko Okita Snyder
eokita@bu.edu
Lecturer of Japanese
Associate Professor of History
Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature
Assistant Professor of Religion
Professor of Religion
Bai Qianshen
qbai@bu.edu
Associate Professor Emeritus of Asian and Chinese Art
Professor of Music
Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission
Director of Center for Global Christianity & Mission
Senior Lecturer in Korean
Head of Korean Language Program

Associate Professor Department and Center for International Health

Robert B. Saper
Robert.saper@bmc.org
Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine
Director, Integrative Medicine
Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Benjamin Siegel
siegelb@bu.edu
Assistant Professor of South Asian History
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Associate Professor of Japanese Art and Architecture
Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature
Convener of Japanese
Professor of Anthropology
Research Associate, Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs
Professor of Anthropology
Director of Undergraduate Studies
H. Denis Wu
hdw@bu.edu
Associate Professor of Communication
Lecturer in Japanese
Aimin Yan
aimin@bu.edu
Professor/Faculty Director, IMP, Organizational Behavior Department
Assistant Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature
Convener of Korean
Min Ye
ye@bu.edu
Associate Professor of International Relations
Academic Coordinator, Asian Studies Program
Professor of Chinese
Convener of Chinese Language
Senior Lecturer in Chinese

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Anthropology

Professor of Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Professor of Anthropology
Associate Director in the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs
Director, Program on Islam and Civil Society
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Professor of Anthropology
Research Associate, Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs
Professor of Anthropology
Director of Undergraduate Studies

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Archaeology

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Associate Professor of Archaeology
Professor Emeritus of Archaeology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Archaeology
Associate Director, Boston University Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA)
Director, AsianArc: The Asian Cultural Heritage Research Initiative (formerly the International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History, or ICEAACH)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History of Art and Architecture

Associate Professor Emeritus of Asian and Chinese Art
Associate Professor in Islamic Art
Professor Emerita, Japanese Art History
Associate Professor of Japanese Art and Architecture

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics

Dilip Mookherjee
dilipm@bu.edu
Director of the Institute for Economic Development
Professor of Economics

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

Ha Jin
xjin@bu.edu
Professor of English and in the Creative Writing Program
Associate Professor of English
Associate Chair

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History

Associate Professor of British History
Associate Professor of Chinese History
Associate Professor of History
Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature
Assistant Professor of South Asian History

College of Arts and Sciences
The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
Division of International Studies

Professor of International Relations
Professor of International Relations and History
Professor of International Relations and Political Science
Professor of International Relations
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Associate Professor of International Relations
Academic Coordinator, Asian Studies Program

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Linguistics

Charles Chang Assistant Professor of Linguistics

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of World Languages & Literatures

Senior Lecturer in Chinese
Wiebke Denecke
denecke@bu.edu
Associate Professor of Chinese, Japanese, and Comparative Literature
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Head of Japanese Language Program
Associate Professor of Japanese
Associate Chair, Department of World Languages & Literatures
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Director of Outreach and Co-Curricular Activities for Japanese
Lecturer in Chinese
Lecturer in Korean
Associate Professor of the Practice in Turkish
Head of Turkish Language Program
Lecturer Coordinator, Department of World Languages & Literatures
Hiromi Miyagi-Lusthaus
hmiyagi@bu.edu
Lecturer in Japanese
Amber Navarre
navarrea@bu.edu
Lecturer in Chinese
Head of Chinese Language Program
Lecturer in Japanese
Senior Lecturer in Korean
Head of Korean Language Program
Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature
Convener of Persian and Hindi-Urdu
Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature
Convener of Japanese
Lecturer in Japanese
Assistant Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature
Convener of Korean
Professor of Chinese & Comparative Literature
Convener of Chinese Language
Senior Lecturer in Chinese

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy

Professor of Philosophy
Director of Undergraduate Advising, Department of Philosophy

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Religion

Professor of Religion
Assistant Professor of Religion
Professor of Religion and Anthropology
Associate Professor of Religion
Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Religion
Assistant Professor of Religion
Assistant Professor of Religion
Professor of Religion

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology

Joseph Harris
josephh@bu.edu
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Professor of Sociology
Department Chair
Professor of Sociology

College of Arts and Sciences
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Lecturer of Women’s Studies

College of Arts and Sciences
Writing Program

Lecturer in the Writing Program

College of Communication

Associate Professor of Journalism
Lei Guo
guolei@bu.edu
Assistant Professor, Division of Emerging Media Studies
H. Denis Wu
hdw@bu.edu
Associate Professor of Communication

College of Fine Arts

Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology)
Associate Professor of Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology)
Assistant Professor of Music
Professor of Music

College of General Studies

Chairman and Professor of the Division of Social Science
Associate Professor of Social Science
Senior Lecturer of Social Science

Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
Karen Jacobs
kjacobs@bu.edu
Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitative Counseling

School of Education

Associate Professor of Education

School of Management

Associate Professor of Operations and Technology
Senior Lecturer of Operations and Technology Management
Professor/Faculty Director, IMP, Organizational Behavior Department

School of Medicine

Professor Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Boston Healing Landscape Project
Robert B. Saper
Robert.saper@bmc.org
Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine
Director, Integrative Medicine

School of Public Health

Associate Professor Department and Center for International Health

School of Theology

Clinical Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Director of the Anna Howard Shaw Center
Associate Director of Center for Global Christianity & Mission
Dana Robert
Boston Korean Diaspora Project
drobdan@bu.edu
Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission
Director of Center for Global Christianity & Mission