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)
Professor of Religion
Professor of History
Associate Professor Emeritus of Asian and Chinese Art
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
Hsiao-Chih Chang
ciao@bu.edu
Senior Lecturer in Chinese
Professor of International Relations and History
Associate Professor of British History
Clinical Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Director of the Anna Howard Shaw Center
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 Global Development Policy
Research Director, Center for Finance, Law & Policy
Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of Social Science
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies;
Professor of International Relations and Political Science
Professor Emerita, Japanese Art History
Lei Guo
guolei@bu.edu
Assistant Professor, Division of Emerging Media Studies
Professor of Practice, Preservation Studies Program
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Visiting Scholar
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
Lecturer in Chinese and Chinese Course Coordinator
Weijia Huang
huangwj@bu.edu
Senior 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
Satoru Ishikawa
satorui@bu.edu 
Senior Lecturer in Japanese 
Ha Jin
xjin@bu.edu
Professor of English and in the Creative Writing Program
Miki Kaneda
kaneda@bu.edu
Assistant Professor of Music
Jeffrey Karam
jkaram@bu.edu
Lecturer in International Relations and Middle East Politics
Mahesh Karra
mvkarra@bu.edu
Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy
Professor of Sociology
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Operations and Technology
Lecturer in Korean
Head of the Korean Language Program
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
Lecturer
Petrus Liu
petrusl@bu.edu
Associate Professor, Chinese and Comparative Literature 
Associate Professor of Religion
Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Religion
Assistant Professor of International Relations
UNITWIN Director
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Associate Professor of Chinese History
Associate Professor of the Practice in Middle Eastern Literatures
Head of Turkish Language Program
Lecturer Coordinator, Department of World Languages & Literatures
Associate 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)
Inaugural Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies;
Professor of International Relations and Earth & Environment
Amber Navarre
navarrea@bu.edu
Senior Lecturer in Chinese
Head of Chinese Language Program
Robert Neville
rneville@bu.edu
Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology
Richard Norton
arn@bu.edu
Professor of Anthropology and International Relations
Etsuko Okita Snyder
eokita@bu.edu
Senior Lecturer of Japanese
Shilpa Parnami
sparnami@bu.edu
Lecturer in Hindi
Head of Hindi Language Program
Professor of History
Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature
Professor of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion
Professor of Music
Ronald Richardson 
rrichard@bu.edu
Associate Professor of History and African American Studies
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
Jayita Sarkar
jsarkar@bu.edu
Assistant Professor of International Relations 
Professor of Persian and Indian Literatures
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Benjamin Siegel
siegelb@bu.edu
Assistant Professor of South Asian History
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Lecturer in Chinese, Head of Chinese Language Program 
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
Professor of the Practice of International Relations 
H. Denis Wu
hdw@bu.edu
Associate Professor of Communication
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Head of Japanese Language Program
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
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of International Relations
Professor of Chinese
Convener of Chinese Language
Lecturer in Korean 
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
Professor of Religion and Anthropology
Richard Norton
arn@bu.edu
Professor of Anthropology and International Relations
Assistant 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 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

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

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

Qianshen Bai
qbai@bu.edu
Associate Professor Emeritus of Asian and Chinese Art
Emine Fetvaci
fetvaci@bu.edu
Associate Professor in Islamic Art
Professor Emerita, Japanese Art History
Professor of Practice, Preservation Studies Program
Alice Tseng
aytseng@bu.edu
Associate Professor of Japanese Art and Architecture

 

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 Political Science
Professor of Global Development Policy
Research Director, Center for Finance, Law & Policy
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies;
Professor of International Relations and Political Science
Lecturer in International Relations and Middle East Politics
Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Associate Professor of International Relations
Inaugural Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies;
Professor of International Relations and Earth & Environment
Assistant Professor of International Relations 
John Woodward, Jr. 
jdwjr@bu.edu
Professor of the Practice of International Relations 
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of International Relations 

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 and Chinese Course Coordinator 
Senior Lecturer in Chinese
Senior Lecturer in Japanese 
Lecturer in Korean
Head of the Korean Language Program 
Associate Professor, Chinese and Comparative Literature 
Associate Professor of the Practice in Middle Eastern Literatures
Head of Turkish Language Program
Lecturer Coordinator, Departmsent of World Languages & Literatures
Hiromi Miyagi-Lusthaus
hmiyagi@bu.edu
Lecturer in Japanese
Amber Navarre
navarrea@bu.edu
Senior Lecturer in Chinese
Head of Chinese Language Program
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Lecturer in Hindi
Head of Hindi Language Program 
Senior Lecturer in Korean
Head of Korean Language Program
Professor of Persian and Indian Literatures
Lecturer in Chinese
Head of Chinese Language Program 
Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature
Convener of Japanese
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Head of Japanese Language Program
Assistant Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature
Convener of Korean
Professor of Chinese & Comparative Literature
Convener of Chinese Language
Lecturer in Korean 
Senior Lecturer in Chinese

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy

Professor of Philosophy
Director of Undergraduate Advising, Department of Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Religion

Professor of Religion 
Professor of Religion
Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor of Religion
Professor of Religion and Anthropology
Lecturer
Associate Professor of Religion
Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Religion
Professor of Religion
Associate Professor of Religion

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology

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

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

UNITWIN Director

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