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SFU Researchers conducting research related to the mission of the Centre are encouraged to become DLC Members by submitting a CV (maximum 4 pages) to DLC Members are eligible to apply for funding to support their research activities.

Leslie ArmijoLimited Term Assistant Professor | School for International Studies
PhD (University of California, Berkeley)
India, China
Research Interests: Emerging Powers, especially the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), Politics of Money/Finance, Democracy & Markets, Comparative & International Public Policy (regional cooperation, climate, migration, infrastructure)

Jeremy Brown | Associate Professor | Department of History
PhD (University of California, San Diego)
Research Interests: Modern China

Luke Clossey | Associate Professor | Department of History
PhD (Berkeley)
Research Interests: Global Comparative, Early modern world

Paul Crowe | Associate Professor | Department of Humanities
China, Japan, India
Research Interests: Chinese culture and intellectual history from tenth to thirteenth century texts concerning inner alchemy in China

Andrea Geiger | Associate Professor | Department of History
PhD (Washington)
Asia Pacific, Japan
Research Interests: Trans-Pacific & borderlands history, race, contact relations, migration, legal history

Weiting Guo| Limited Term Assistant Professor | Department of History
Taiwan, China
Research Interests: law and violence, local politics, and crime and punishment in Taiwan and late imperial China

Curriculum Vitae (November 2017)

John Harriss | Professor | School for International Studies
PhD (East Anglia)
India, South Asia
Research Interests: Political economy of development; Indian politics; political participation and civil society in India; social policy in India and other ‘emerging economies’; institutional theories; agrarian change (especially in South India)

Nicole Jackson | Associate Professor | School for International Studies
PhD (London School of Economics)
Russia, Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)
Research Interests: security management in Central Asia; authoritarianism in Central Asia

Dal Yong Jin | Associate Professor | School of Communication
PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Korea, Asia
Research Interests: Globalization and Media, Asian Media and Culture, Online Game Studies/ Social Media, Technology and Culture, Political Economy of Culture, Telecommunications Policy, Science Journalism

Tsuyoshi Kawasaki | Associate Professor | Department of Political Science
PhD (Princeton University)
Asia, Japan
Research interests: International Relations; Comparative Politics

Christine Kim | Associate Professor | Department of English
PhD (York)
Asia, Korea
Research Interests: Asian North American literature and theory, diaspora studies, and cultural studies

Duncan Knowler | Associate Professor | School of Resource and Environmental Management
PhD (York)
South Asia
Research Interests: economics of natural resource management in developing countries, valuation of environmental resources and applied bioeconomic modeling

Shuyu Kong | Professor | Department of Humanities
China, Asia Pacific
Research Interests: Chinese literary, cultural studies, Asian Diaspora studies, diasporic media and literature

Helen Hok-Sze Leung | Professor | Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Asia Pacific
Research Interests: Queer and Trans Cinema, Film Sound, Sinophone Media, Transpacific Cultural Studies, Film Location & Film Policies in BC

Curriculum Vitae (June 2017)

Atiya Mahmood | Associate Professor | Department of Gerontology
PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
South Asia
Research Interests: health and built environment with focus on housing for older adults, neighbourhood environment, mobility and active living, socio-cultural factors in homecare and gerontechnology

Maureen Maloney | Professor | School of Public Policy
LL.B. (Warwick), LL.M. (Toronto)
South-East Asia, Iraq, China, Brazil, Guatemala and South Africa
Research Interests: international governance, dispute resolution and human rights

Janice Matsumura | Associate Professor | Department of History
PhD (York)
Japan, Asia
Research Interests: Japanese psychiatric profession, Japanese thought control/internal security system

Kirsten McAllister | Associate Professor | School of Communication
PhD (Carleton University)
Japan, Asia
Research Interests: Visual culture, Cultural memory, Political violence, Photography, memorials, multi-media art, interviews, field work, Asylum and displaced populations, Japanese/Asian Canadian cultural studies

Tamir Moustafa | Professor | School for International Studies
PhD (Washington)
Southeast Asia
Research Interests: Law and society; Religion and politics

Curriculum Vitae (June 2017)

Melek Ortabasi | Associate Professor | World Literature Program
PhD (University of Washington)
Research Interests: Children’s literature and World literature, Translation theory and practice, Cultural studies and intellectual history of 20th-century Japan, Crosscultural influences between European and Japanese literature and critical theory, Comparative folklore studies, Film and popular culture in contemporary Japan

Curriculum Vitae (June 2017)

Stacy Pigg | Professor | Department of Sociology & Anthropology
PhD (Cornell University)
South Asia
Research Interests: Medicine, science and transnational processes; Biomedicine and modernity; AIDS; sexuality; reproductive health; discourses, ideologies and practices of international development; global cosmopolitanisms and the social production of commensurability

Lisa Shapiro | Professor | Department of Philosophy
PhD (University of Pittsburgh)

Research Interests: Early Modern Philosophy, Feminism and Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind (especially perception and emotions), Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Personal Identity

Rosalie L. Tung | Professor | Beedie School of Business
Asia Pacific
Research Interests: Comparative and Cross-cultural Management, Strategies for International Business, International Human Resources Management, Asia-Pacific Business, International Business Negotiations

Jan W. Walls | Professor Emeritus | Department of Humanities
PhD (Indiana University)
Asia Pacific
Research Interests: East Asian languages and cultures, East-West intercultural communication, and the theory and practice of cross-cultural translation

Yue Wang | Associate Professor | Department of Linguistics
PhD (Cornell University)
Research Interests: Phonetics, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Cognitive Science

Habiba Zaman | Professor | Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
PhD (University of Manitoba)
South Asia, Bangladesh, the Philipines
Research Interests: immigrants and settlement in Canada, global south and social justice movements, labour mobility, race, gender and class

Yuezhi Zhao | Professor | School of Communication
PhD (Simon Fraser University)
Research Interests: Political economy of global communication; media & democracy; communication industries in China