Chair

    • Hae-Young Kim
    • Professor of the Practice and Chair
    • Her research and teaching interests include L2 Korean morpho-syntactic development, bilingualism, heritage language development and maintenance, and content-based instruction of language with focus on history, literature and cultural studies. She has published on tense/aspect morphology and relative clause construction in L2 Korean, Korean heritage language students in the U.S. and ...
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Director of Undergraduate Studies

    • Shai Ginsburg
    • Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and DUS
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Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies

Director of Graduate Studies

    • Carlos Rojas
    • Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image, and DGS
    • Carlos Rojas is Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women’s Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image, and his research focuses on issues of gender and visuality, corporeality and infection, and nationalism and diaspora studies.
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Faculty

Tenure, Regular Rank Faculty

    • Leo Ching
    • Associate Professor
    • His research interests include colonial discourse studies, postcolonial theory, Japanese mass culture, and theories of globalization and regionalism. He has published in boundary 2, positions and Public Culture.
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    • Shai Ginsburg
    • Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and DUS
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    • Guo-Juin Hong
    • Associate Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture
    • Film historiography, film theory, sound studies, postcolonial theory and theories of culture and globalization; film and other media of Taiwan, Hong Kong and China
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    • Hwansoo I. Kim
    • Assistant Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
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    • Nayoung Aimee Kwon
    • Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor
    • Nayoung Aimee Kwon is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Women's Studies and the Program in the Art of the Moving Image. She is currently working on her book manuscript Translating Empire: the Conundrum of Collaboration in Korea and Japan (forthcoming from Duke University Press) which examines the broader problem of colonial modern and postcolonial contestations in East Asia. This issue is examined through interactions of ...
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    • Kang Liu
    • Professor
    • My research interests: Marxism and aesthetics, globalization, ideologies, cultural politics and media in China
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    • Ellen A. McLarney
    • Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture
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    • Carlos Rojas
    • Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image, and DGS
    • Carlos Rojas is Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women’s Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image, and his research focuses on issues of gender and visuality, corporeality and infection, and nationalism and diaspora studies.
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Non-Tenure, Regular Rank Faculty

    • Hitomi Endo
    • Associate Professor of the Practice
    • Her academic interests are in language pedagogy, second language acquisition, Japanese linguistics and oral proficiency testing.
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    • Tianshu He
    • Lecturer and Coordinator for First Year Chinese
    • Second language acquisition theories and methodologies, teaching with mulimedia technology, Chinese classical language and literature, heritage language learning
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    • Hae-Young Kim
    • Professor of the Practice and Chair
    • Her research and teaching interests include L2 Korean morpho-syntactic development, bilingualism, heritage language development and maintenance, and content-based instruction of language with focus on history, literature and cultural studies. She has published on tense/aspect morphology and relative clause construction in L2 Korean, Korean heritage language students in the U.S. and ...
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    • Naoko Kurokawa
    • Lecturer
    • Development of foreign language curriculum, computer-assisted learning, Japanese linguistics and pragmatics in second language classroom.
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    • Kun Shan (Carolyn) Lee
    • Associate Professor of the Practice & Director of Chinese Language Program,
    • Her research interests are development of foreign language curriculum (including study abroad program), second language acquisition, Sociocultural theory, and computer assisted learning.
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    • Yan Liu
    • Lecturer
    • Dr. Yan Liu's primary research interests include second language reading, biliteracy development, and teaching / learning Chinese as a second language / a foreign language / a heritage language
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    • Mbaye B. Lo
    • Assistant Professor of the Practice and 2008-2009 Recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award
    • Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), oral proficiency-based language teaching and testing. Areas of research include the sociology of Islam, Islamic militancy & theories of civil society, the development of Arabic language and culture in Africa.
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    • Shelli Plesser
    • Lecturer
    • Her interests are focused primarily on the communicative performance of languages with a strong adherence to the Chomskian-generative view of language, language development, and language acquisiton. She also is a strong supporter of the incorporation of cultural content in class linguistic as well as non-linguistic (music, movies, commercials etc). Shelli is a native Hebrew speaker (she was born and raised in Israel) ...
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    • Premlata Vaishnava
    • Lecturer
    • Dr. Vaishnava’s interests include developing teaching materials for South Asian languages (such as Hindi), incorporating new technology and innovative ideas in classroom, publishing her own poetry, stories and journal articles on diaspora and gender among South Asian women immigrants. Dr. Vaishnava is actively involved with other South Asian language ...
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Secondary Appointments

    • Shalom L. Goldman
    • Professor of Religious Studies and Middle Eastern Studies and Professor in the Department of Religion
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    • Leela Prasad
    • Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Associate Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Faculty Director of the Duke Center for Civic Engagement
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Instructors

Visiting Professor

Visiting Language Program Faculty

Staff

Office Administrator

Staff Assistant

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