George Dutton

Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures


Since its establishment in 1999, the CSEAS has worked closely with the university to build an outstanding group of faculty. There are currently more than twenty faculty in over a dozen different disciplines and professional schools affiliated with the CSEAS, making UCLA one of the leading centers for research and teaching on Southeast Asia in the country.

  • Stephen Acabado, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
  • Paul Barber, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Victor Bascara, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies
  • Robert L. Brown, Professor, Department of Art History
  • Quyen Di Chuc Bui, Lecturer, Vietnamese
  • Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies
  • Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor, Information Sciences
  • Roger Detels, Professor, Public Health
  • Nenita Domingo, Lecturer, Filipino
  • George Dutton, Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures
  • Christopher Erickson, Senior Associate Vice Provost and Director of the International Institute
  • Lieba Faier, Associate Professor, Geography
  • Daniel Fessler, Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Jenjit Gasigitamrong, Lecturer, Thai
  • Gilbert Gee, Professor, Community Health Sciences
  • Jessica Gipson, Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences
  • Kian Goh, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning
  • Pamina Gorbach, Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Patrick Heuveline, Professor, Sociology
  • Douglas Hollan, Professor, Anthropology
  • Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Professor, Public Health and Asian American Studies
  • Helga Leitner, Professor, Geography
  • Robert Lemelson, Adjunct Professor, Anthropology
  • Min Li, Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Gyanam Mahajan, Lecturer, Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Robert M. McCann, Associate Dean of Global Initiatives
  • Judy Mitoma, Professor (Emerita), World Arts and Cultures
  • Donald Morisky, Professor, Public Health
  • Thu Ba Hoai Nguyen, Lecturer, Vietnamese
  • Thu-huong Nguyen-vo, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies
  • Ninez Ponce, Director, UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health; Professor, Health Policy and Management
  • Helen Rees, Professor, Ethnomusicology
  • Sarah Roberts, Assistant Professor, Information Studies
  • Geoffrey Robinson, Professor, History
  • Michael L. Ross, Professor of Political Science, Graduate Vice Chair, Director of Center for Southeast Asian Studies 2008-2013
  • Michael Salman, Associate Professor, History
  • Eric Sheppard, Humboldt Professor, Anthropology
  • Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Professor, History, Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair
  • Jasmine Trice, Assistant Professor, Film and Television 
  • I Nyoman Wenten, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Ethnomusicology
  • Juliana Wijaya, Lecturer, Indonesian
  • Kie Zuraw, Associate Professor, Linguistics

In addition to full-time and visiting faculty, a small corps of dedicated staff administer the center and enrich its programs.

Nguyet Tong

Assistant Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies