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  • Department Chair & Directors
    E.K. Tan

    E.K. Tan

    Associate Professor | Department Chair

    engkiong.tan@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1046

    Office Hours:  via  zoom

    FALL 2021

    M: 2:00-4:00 pm  

    W: 3:00-4:00 pm

    or by appointment

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    Jiwon Hwang

    Jiwon Hwang

    Senior Lecturer  | Director of Asian Languages 

    jiwon.hwang@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1128

    Office Hours:  via zoom

    FALL 2021

    TU: 9:30-12:30 pm

    or by appointment

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    Gregory Ruf

    Gregory Ruf

    Associate Professor  |  Graduate Program Director

    gregory.ruf@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1126 

    Office hours: via zoom

    FALL 2021

    TU: 10:00-11:00 am 

    W: 10:00-12:00 am

    or by appointment



    Zoom office hours are available by appointment



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    Eriko Sato

    Eriko Sato

    Associate Professor | Undergraduate Program Director 

    eriko.sato@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1123

    Office Hours: via zoom

    FALL 2021

    W: 9:00-12:00 pm

    or by appointment

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  • Full Time Faculty
    Rosabel Ansari

    Rosabel Ansari

      Lecturer

    rosabel.ansari@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1117

    Office Hours:  via zoom

    FALL 2021

    TU: 1:00-3:00 pm 

    TH: 2:00-3:00 pm 

    or by appointment



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    Nerissa S. Balce

    Nerissa S. Balce

    Associate Professor  

    marianerissa.balce-cortes@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1115

    Office Hours: via zoom

    FALL 2021

    W: 3:30-5:00 pm

    TH: 5:00-6:30 pm

    or by appointment



    PH: 631-437-0985



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    William Chittick

    William Chittick

    SUNY Distinguished Professor

    william.chittick@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1120

    Office Hours:  

    FALL 2021

    ON SABBATICAL

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    Agnes Weiyun He

    Agnes Weiyun He

    Professor 

    agnes.he@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1116

    Office Hours: via zoom

    FALL 2021 

    M/W: 4:00-5:30 pm  

    or by appointment

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    Jiwon Hwang

    Jiwon Hwang

    Senior Lecturer | Director of Asian Languages

    jiwon.hwang@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1128

    Office Hours:  via zoom

    FALL 2021

    TU: 9:30-12:30 pm

    or by appointment

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    Hongkyung Kim

    Hongkyung Kim

    Professor | Director of the Center for Korean Studies



    631-632-7362

    hongkyung.kim@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1124

    Office Hours:  via zoom 

    FALL 2021


    M: 10:30-12:00 pm 

    W: 11:30-1:00 pm 

    or by appointment

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    Tingda (Hannah) Li

    Tingda (Hannah) Li

    Lecturer 

    631-632-7362

    tingda.li@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1118

    Office Hours:  via zoom

    FALL 2021 

    TU: 11:10-1:10 pm (please schedule an appointment)

    or by appointment

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    Sachiko Murata

    Sachiko Murata

    Professor

    (631) 632-4353

    sachiko.murata@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1121

    Office Hours: 

    FALL 2021

    ON SABBATICAL



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    Eva Nagase

    Eva Nagase

    Senior Lecturer

    631-632-1423

    eva.nagase@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1125

    Office Hours: via zoom

    FALL 2021

    M/W: 9:00-10:30 am 

    F: 10:20-11:20 am 

    or by appointment

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    Andrew J. Nicholson

    Andrew J. Nicholson

    Associate Professor 

    andrew.nicholson@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1113

    Office Hours:  

    FALL 2021


    M: 2:00-3:00 pm @ zoom

    TU/TH: 3:00-4:00 pm in-person

    or by appointment

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    Atsuko Oyama

    Atsuko Oyama

    Lecturer 

    atsuko.oyama@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1114 

    Office Hours:  

    FALL 2021

    ON SABBATICAL

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    Gregory Ruf

    Gregory Ruf

    Associate Professor Graduate Program Director

    gregory.ruf@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1126 

    Office Hours: via zoom

    FALL 2021

    TU: 10:00-11:00 am

    W: 10:00-12:00 pm

    or by appointment



    Zoom office hours are available by appointment

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    Eriko Sato

    Eriko Sato

    Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies

    eriko.sato@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1123

    Office Hours: via zoom

    FALL 2021

    W: 9:00-12:00 pm 

    or by appointment  

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    Heejeong Sohn

    Heejeong Sohn

    Senior Lecturer  | Director, Program in Korean Studies

    631-632-7636

    heejeong.sohn@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1122

    Office Hours via zoom 

    FALL 2021

    M: 1:00-2:00 pm

    TU: 1:00-3:00 pm 

    or by appointment

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    Shikaripur N. Sridhar

    Shikaripur N. Sridhar

    SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

    s.sridhar@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1119

    Office Hours : 

    FALL 2021

    M/W: 2:45-4:15  pm in-person at Library E-5350

    or by appointment

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    E.K. Tan

    E.K. Tan

    Associate Professor | Department Chair

    engkiong.tan@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1046

    Office Hours:  via zoom

    FALL  2021

    M: 2:00-4:00 pm

    W: 3:00-4:00 pm

    or by appointment

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    Yi Wang

    Yi Wang

    Lecturer

    yiw.wang@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1040

    Office Hours: via  zoom

    FALL 2021

    M/F: 2:30-4:00 pm 

    or by appointment

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    Dongmei Zeng

    Dongmei Zeng

    Provost's Outstanding Lecturer

    dongmei.zeng@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1127

    Office Hours: in person

    FALL  2021

    TU/TH: 11:30-1:00 pm

    or by appointment

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  • Part-Time Faculty

    Yasuko Fujita

     Adjunct Lecturer

    yasuko.fujita@stonybrook.edu

    Office: HUM 1036

    Office Hours: via  zoom

    FALL 2021

    TU: 1:00-2:00 pm 

    W: 1:15-2:15 pm 

    or by appointment

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    Xiao Ha

    Xiao Ha

     Adjunct Lecturer

    xiao.ha@stonybrook.edu

    Office:  HUM 1039

    Office Hours: via zoom

    FALL 2021

    F: 9:00-10:30 am 

    or by appointment

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    Jung Min Kang

    Jung Min Kang

       Adjunct Lecturer

    jungmin.kang.1@stonybrook.edu

    Office:  HUM 1036

    Office Hours:  via zoom

    FALL 2021

    M: 2:00-3:00 pm

    TU: 11:00-1:00 pm 

    or by appointment

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    Sehrie Lee

    Sehrie Lee

       Adjunct Lecturer

    sehrie.lee@stonybrook.edu

    Office:  HUM 1039 

    Office Hours: via zoom 

    FALL 2021

    TU: 9:00-10:00 am

    TH: 7:30-8:30 

    or by appointment

    Hiroko Matsuzaki

    Hiroko Matsuzaki

       Adjunct Lecturer

    hiroko.matsuzaki@stonybrook.edu

    Office:  Virtual

    Office Hours: via zoom

    Office Hours:

    FALL 2021

    M/W: 9:00-10:00 am

    or by appointment

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    Chikako Nakamura

    Chikako Nakamura

       Adjunct Lecturer

    chikako.nakamura@stonybrook.edu

    Office:  HUM 1036 

    Office Hours: via zoom

    FALL 2021

    TU:3:15-4:15 pm

    TH: 3:30-4:30 pm

    or by appointment

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    Ian Nicolay

    Ian Nicolay

       Adjunct Lecturer

    ian.nicolay@stonybrook.edu

    Office:  Virtual 

    Office Hours: Via Zoom 

    Office Hours:

    FALL 2021

    M: 4:00-5:00 pm

    or by appointment

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    Aruna Sharma

    Aruna Sharma

       Adjunct Lecturer

    aruna.sharma@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1039

    Office Hours:  

    FALL 2021

    TU:  11:00-11:15 pm  & 4:50-5:50 pm in- person

    TH: 4:50-6:35 pm @ zoom

    or by appointment

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    Hong Li Synder

    Hong Li Synder

       Adjunct Lecturer

    hong.snyder@stonybrook.edu

    Office: Humanities 1036

    Office Hours:  via zoom

    FALL 2021

    TU: 7:30-8:30 pm

    TH: 6:30-8:30 pm 

    or by appointment

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  • Affiliated Faculty
    Margarethe Adams

    Margarethe Adams

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Music

    Margarethe.Adams@stonybrook.edu

     

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    Timothy August

    Timothy August

    Assistant Professor

    Department of English

    Timothy.August@stonybrook.edu

     

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    Sohl Lee

    Sohl Lee

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Art

    Sohl.Lee@stonybrook.edu

     

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    Shirley Jennifer Lim

    Shirley Jennifer Lim

    Associate Professor

    Department of History

    Shirley.Lim@stonybrook.edu

     

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    Jeffrey Santa Ana

    Jeffrey Santa Ana

    Associate Professor

    Department of English

    Jeffrey.Santa.Ana@stonybrook.edu

     

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    Benjamin Tausig

    Benjamin Tausig

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Music

    benjamin.tausig@stonybrook.edu

     

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    Nicholas H. Wilson

    Nicholas H. Wilson

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Sociology

    Nicholas.Wilson@stonybrook.edu

     

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  • Retired & Emeritus Faculty
    B. Hyun Choo

    B. Hyun Choo

     Retired Lecturer

     

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    Sungbae Park

    Sungbae Park

    Professor Emeritus

     

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    Kamal K. Sridhar

    Kamal K. Sridhar

    Professor Emerita 

     

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    Lakshmi Swaminathan

    Lakshmi Swaminathan

    Retired Lecturer

     

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  • Graduate Students

    Gillian Fisher-Reid

    Fall 2020

    THESIS:

    "Pokémon Go Community Day: Self Interest, Socialization and Community Building"

    Advisor: 

    Atsuko Oyama

    Tiara Hess

    Spring 2019

    THESIS:  



    "Rebellion in Visual Kei"

     

    Advisor: 

    Eva Nagase

    Yifang Huang

    Fall 2020

    THESIS:

    "Engaging Chinese Male Consumers in the Cosmetics Market Analysis form: Cultural and Business Perspectives"

    Advisor: 

    Eriko Sato

    Jasmeet Kaur

    Fall 2019

    THESIS:

    “Socio-cultural Roles, Level of Freedom, and Economic Growth of Women: Case Study of Women Working at BPOs and ITES in India”

    Advisors:

    S.N. Sridhar

    Gregory Ruf

    Coral Kopetz

    Spring 2020

    THESIS: 

    "An Exploration of Tattoo Culture in Japan"

    Advisor: 

    Eva Nagase

    Xinran Ming

    Spring 2019

    THESIS:

    "Cross-cultural Socio-political Idealogies found in Multilingual Website News"

    Advisor: 

    Eriko Sato

    Remy Moon

    Spring 2018

    PROJECT:

    "Am I Worthy?: Three Filipino American Stories"

    Advisor: 

    Maria Nerssa Balce-Cortes

    Chikako Nakamura

    Spring 2020

    THESIS:

    "The Life of a Text: Original, Translation, and Language"

    Advisor: 

    Eriko Sato

    Tianyi Wu

    Spring 2019

    THESIS:

    "Violence Towards Women and Ride-Sharing Services: An investigation of the two rape and murder incidents on the Didi hitch service in 2018 China"

    Advisor: 

    Atsuko Oyama

    Yufei Wu

    Spring 2020

    THESIS:

    "Syncretism in Cuisine Culture of Mount Jiuhua"

    Advisor: 

    Gregory Ruf

    Qiyuan Yang

    Fall 2018

    THESIS:

    "Language Shift in Chinese Diaspora: from Multidialectalt o Multilingual"

    Advisor:

    Agnes He