Robert Lee  |  
Associate Professor and Chair of American Studies 
Professor Lee received his Ph.D. in History from Brown University in 1980. He has published numerous work related to the history of Asians in the United States, racial formations, and relations between Asia and America, including Orientals and Dear Miye, Letters Home from Japan. His current research examines how immigrant Chinese and their American-born citizen offspring constructed discourses of citizenship in the face of legal and social exclusion.  View Profile

Naoko Shibusawa  
Associate Professor of American Studies and History
Professor Shibusawa  received her Ph.D. in History from Northwestern University. She studies U.S. empire and political culture, as well as transnatinal Asian American history. Her work focuses on how commonplace ideas or ideologies in American culture have supported U.S. domestic and foreign policy and how non-state actors ahve reproduced nad reinforced state goals. She is also the author of America's Geisha Ally: Re-Imagining the Japanese Enemy.  View Profile

Wanni Anderson  
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Professor Anderson received her Ph.D. in Folklore & Folklife from University of Pennsylvania in 1973. Her research is in comparative human development, diaspora and displacement, Asian Americans, and ethnonationalism. She is currently working on a comparative study of biracial Thai Americans living in America and Bangkok.  View Profile

Evelyn Hu-Dehart  
Professor of Ethnic Studies and History
Professor Hu-Dehart received her Ph.D. in History from University of Texas, Austin in 1976. She joined Brown from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies. Her research focuses on the history of Asian migration from Latin America. She also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.  View Profile

Daniel Kim  
Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies
Professor Kim received his Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley in 1997. His primary research is in 20th-century U.S. literature with a particular focus on the Asian American and African American traditions, ethnic studies, gender studies, and the Cold War. He is currently working on a book titled, The Korean War in Color, which examines U.S. cultural representations of the Korean War in an interracial and transnational framework.  View Profile

Eng-Beng Lim  
Assistant Professor of Theater Arts Performance Studies
Professor Lim received his Ph.D. in Theater from UCLA. He specializes in theater, drama and performance studies with a focus on transnational, Asian and queer issues. His teaching and research areas include critical and performance theory, queer and racial performance, and international drama. He currently serves as the Undergraduate Director of Performance Studies.  View Profile