Shalini Shankar | Professor of Asian American Studies and the Department of Anthropology

Shalini Shankar

Nitasha Tamar Sharma | Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and the Department of African American Studies

Nitasha Tamar Sharma
  • E-mail:  n-sharma@northwestern.edu
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004
  • Note: On leave 2018-19 academic year. Please direct all director-related queries during this period to Shalini Shankar, Interim Director, s-shankar@northwestern.edu

Ji-Yeon Yuh | Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and the Department of History

Ji-Yeon Yuh

Michelle Huang | College Fellow

Michelle Huang
  • E-mail:  michelle.huang1@northwestern.edu
  • Michelle N. Huang received her Ph.D. in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2017. Her research interests include Asian American literature, feminist science and technology studies, and posthumanism. Her work has appeared in Journal of Asian American Studies, Amerasia, and Twentieth-Century Literature, among other venues. During the Fall 2017 quarter, she will be teaching a seminar on “Techno-Orientalism."  

Patricia Nguyen | Visiting Assistant Professor

Patricia Nguyen
  • E-mail:  patricia.nguyen@northwestern.edu
  • Patricia Nguyen is Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. Her research and performance work examines critical refugee studies, political economy, forced migration, cultural memory, oral histories, and nation building in the United States and Vietnam. Dr. Nguyen has published work in Women Studies Quarterly, Harvard Kennedy School's Asian American Policy Review, Women and Performance, and The Methuen Drama Anthology of Modern Asian Plays edited by Siyuan Liu and Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

Justin Tse | Visiting Assistant Professor

Justin Tse
  • E-mail:  jkhtse@northwestern.edu
  • Justin Tse earned his PhD in Geography from the University of British Columbia and was Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He tends to publish on the range of ideologies and theologies that make up Asia and Asian America and is lead editor of a forthcoming volume Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement (Palgrave). He is working on a book manuscript titled Religious Politics in Pacific Space: Grounding Cantonese Protestant Theologies in Secular Civil Societies.

Tatsuyuki Aoki | Adjunct Lecturer

Tatsuyuki Aoki
  • E-mail:  taoki@saic.edu
  • Tatsuyuki Aoki is a composer and performer of traditional and experimental music forms, a filmmaker, and an educator. He has appeared in over 90 musical albums and has produced over 40 experimental films. Born in Tokyo, 1958 Aoki began performing at an early age and by early 1970, he was part of Tokyo’s underground arts movement with experimental arts and music. He left Japan in 1977 and became an active in the Asian American arts scene as well as a member of cross-cultural collaborations.