Program Highlight

Chiang Mai River

Are you interested in a spending a term in India? Consider a semester-abroad program at Pondicherry University, located in a beautiful seaside town in Southern India where local people speak Tamil, Hindi and French!

All majors can be accommodated: the university has programs in biodiversity, language, philosophy, anthropology, biology, physics, english, economics, religious studies and other disciplines. A 17-day study tour of south India is integrated into the semester, with possibilities for travel in the North.

Please contact Dan Meckel for more information. 

SMP Spotlight

Brick Lane

Rachael Carter, “Chicken Tikka Masala: Literature of the South Asian Diaspora in Britain,” Class of 2007.

50% of non-white Britons are of South Asian descent, and the multiple south Asian communities and cultures of Great Britain—focused in London—are a vibrant part of national life. Using four novels written by Britons of South Asian descent, this St. Mary's Project explores the impact and aftermath of reverse colonization in Great Britain.

Faculty

Coordinator of Asian Studies:

Holly Blumner - Associate Professor of Theater, Film & Media Studies
Areas of expertise: Japanese Theater and Culture

Other Faculty:

Betul Basaran - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Areas of expertise: Islam and Women in South Asia

Ruth Feingold - Associate Professor of English
Areas of expertise: Postcolonial Literature, with an emphasis on South Asia

Jinqqi Fu - Associate Professor of Chinese
Areas of expertise: Chinese Language and Linguistics

Haomin Gong - Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies
Areas of expertise: Chinese Language and Asian Studies

Daniel Meckel - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Areas of expertise: Hinduism and South Asian Religion

Charles Musgrove - Assistant Professor of History
Area of expertise: East Asian History

Ho Nguyen – Professor Emeritus of Economics
Areas of expertise: East and Southeast Asian Economies

Brad Park - Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Areas of expertise: Japanese and Chinese Philosophy

Ranajoy Ray-Chaudhuri - Instructor of Economics
Areas of expertise: South Asian and East Asian Economies

John Schroeder - Associate Professor of Philosophy
Areas of expertise: Buddhism and South Asian Philosophy

Sahar Shafqat - Associate Professor of Political Science
Area of expertise: South Asian Politics

Bruce Wilson - Professor of English
Areas of expertise: Chinese and Japanese Literature

Helen Fu - Visiting Fudan Scholar (2008-09)
Area of expertise: Chinese Language