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Natural Resource Policy, Culture and Law: Land and Water Governance and Minority Peoples in the Asia Pacific (2022)
Panel 1: Traditional knowledge, law and land use management
Panel 2: Resource Management across traditional lands and waters
Panel 3: Tenure and use rights across traditional lands and waters
Panel 4: Economic commercialization of traditional resources and land

Historicizing Disaster Risk Management: The Ecology of Mt. Isarog and its Environs (2021)
Panel 1: Research, Training, and Partnerships: Breaking Disciplinary
Panel 2: Southeast Asia Climate in the Last Millennium
Panel 3: PSU Research Highlights: Bicol Communities and Ecologies
Panel 4: Environmental Change and Urbanization in the Early Modern Period
Panel 5: Environmental and Economic History
Panel 6: The Future Southeast Asian Archaeology in the U.S.
Panel 7: Women in Philippine Archaeology
Panel 8: Decolonizing Southeast Asian Archaeology

Indigenous Peoples, Heritage, and Landscape in the Asia Pacific (2020)
Panel 1: Defining the terms: Heritage, Landscapes, Indigenous Empowerment
Panel 2: Wisdom of the Landscapes 1.0
Panel 3: Wisdom of the Landscapes 2.0
Panel 4: Weaving and Empowerment
Panel 5: History and Heritage
Panel 6: Pacific Histories
Panel 7: Indigeneity, Identity, and Empowerment
Panel 8: Indigenous Rights and Heritage Laws
Panel 9: Preserving Textiles: Indigenous Knowledge and Methods
Panel 10: Tying Ends Together: Translating Engagement and Empowerment


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Sites of Encounter in World History Resources, photo of landscape of Qom, Iran

Themes in World History K-12 Teacher Resources (2023)
This page includes curriculum resources and lesson plans
 from a teacher workshop series that focuses on major themes such as democracy, power, and interconnection in K-12 world history curriculum in California.

Sites of Encounter in World History K-12 Teacher Resources (2018-2022)
This page provides curriculum materials, resources, and lesson plans on different history sites around the world for K-12 public school educators to use in aligning with the CA History-Social Science Framework to expand the study of world regions and civilizations in their classrooms. 

Our Culture Resounds, Our Future Reveals: A Legacy of Filipino American Performing Arts in California (2020)
Published by UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and Ube Arte, a SoCal-based collective of professional musicians, dancers and academics with a shared mission to advance Philippine cultural research and education, this book features Filipino American artists and scholars in essays, interviews, and photos.

UCLA K-12 Outreach Online Portal
The website serves as a valuable resource to provide students, parents and educators with a simple and accessible way to find out about the numerous programs that UCLA offers to complement K-12 education.

COVID-19 Teacher Resources (2020)
This information page lists resources and ongoing professional development opportunities for K-14 educators and language instructors.

Teaching and Learning Southeast Asia under COVID-19 (2020)
UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies faculty, students, and alumni share insights about the transition to new remote instruction and learning environments.


Oral Proficiency Guidelines for Southeast Asian languages (2021)
Sponsored by the Southeast Asian Language Council with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and support from Southeast Asia National Resource Centers, these materials were developed to strengthen Southeast Asian language instruction in the U.S. 

Heritage & Project-Based Learning Lesson Plans for Southeast Asian languages (2021)
Developed by the Southeast Asian Language Council, these lesson plans are designed to provide models for heritage and project-based teaching of Southeast Asian languages in the classroom.


UCLA CSEAS Multimedia - Lecture Videos | Webinars | Podcasts

Asian Performing Arts on Stage and on Screen Symposium (2022)

The Old Kiyyangan Story: Oral Histories and Archaeological Findings from the Old Kiyyangan Village, Ifugao, Philippines (2020) - Animation video | Director and Filmmaker: Armando Burgos | Script writers: Stephen Acabado and Marlon Martin

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Southeast Asian Music Ensembles (2021)

UCLA Music of Thailand Ensemble

K-12 Arts Education: Balinese Gamelan (2018)


Sites of Encounter in World History Lessons for California K-12 History-Social Science (2018-2022)

K-12 Arts Education Study Guide: Cudamani Balinese Gamelan and Dance (2018)

Integrating Human Rights into the Curriculum: Case Studies from Asia (2004)
This teacher workshop explored the global, national, and local dimensions of human rights issues with case studies from Asia to enhance understanding of contemporary Asian cultures and regimes, international human rights standards and the human rights work of governmental and non-governmental entities.

Aside from programs at the UC Berkeley and UCLA, many of California’s other public universities also offer opportunities to study and learn about Southeast Asia. This page highlights the range of expertise currently found at community colleges and other public and private institutions in the state.

Last updated Feb 2023.



UC Berkeley
• CSEAS faculty

Languages: Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese (Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies)

UC Davis
• Alan Klima, Anthropology (Thailand)
• Robyn Rodriguez, Asian American Studies (Philippines)
• Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
• Henry Spiller, Music (Indonesia)

UC Irvine
• Tom Boellstorff, Anthropology (Indonesia)
• Long Bui, Global & International Studies (Vietnam) 
• Dorothy Fujita-Rony, Asian American Studies (Philippines/Indonesia)
• Kathleen Johnson, Earth System Science (Laos)
• Sylvia Nam, Anthropology (Cambodia) 
• Diu-Huong Nguyen, History (Vietnam)
• Linda Vo, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
• Bliss Cua Lim, Film & Media Studies (Philippines)
• Fatimah Tobing Rony, Film & Media Studies (Indonesia)
• Hun Kee Kim, Urban Planning & Public Policy (Vietnam, Laos)

Languages: Vietnamese (School of Humanities)

• CSEAS faculty

Languages: Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese (Department of Asian Languages and Cultures)

UC Merced
• Ma Vang, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (Laos)

UC Riverside
• Muhamad Ali, Religious Studies (Indonesia)
• David Biggs, History (Vietnamese)
• Charmaine Craig, Creative Writing (Burma/Myanmar)
• Weihsin Gui, English (Southeast Asia)
• Emily Hue, Ethnic Studies (Burma/Myanmar)
• Tamara C. Ho, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Burma/Myanmar)
• Mariam Beevi Lam, Comparative Literature (Vietnam)
• Sally Ann Ness, Anthropology (Philippines)
• Victoria Reyes, Sociology (Philippines)
• Christina Schwenkel, Anthropology (Vietnam)
• Sarita Echavez See, Media and Cultural Studies (Philippines)
• Rican Vue, Education (Asian American)
• Deborah Wong, Music (Thailand)

Languages: Filipino, Vietnamese (Department of Comparative Literature and Modern Languages)

UC San Diego
• Suzanne Brenner, Anthropology (Indonesia)
• Samuel Bazzi, Global Policy & Strategy (Indonesia)
• Dredge Kang, Anthropology (Thailand)
• John Blanco, Literature (Philippines)
• Yen-Le Espiritu, Ethnic Studies (Philippines, Vietnam)
• Hoang Nguyen, Literature and Cultural Studies (Vietnam)
• Simeon Man, Literature (Vietnam/Asia Pacific)
• Claire Edington, History (Vietnam)
• Marc Garellek, Linguistics (Hmong)
• Nico Ravanilla, School of Global Policy and Strategy (Philippines)
• Krislert Samphantharak, School of Global Policy and Strategy (Thailand) 
• Chinary Ung, Music (Cambodia)

Languages: Filipino, Vietnamese (Department of Linguistics)

UC Santa Cruz
• Kathleen Gutierrez, History (Philippines)
• Boreth Ly, History of Art (Cambodia)
• Steve McKay, Sociology (Philippines)
• Danilyn Rutherford, Anthropology (Indonesia) – on extended leave
• Megan Thomas, Politics (Philippines)
• Celine Parrenas Shimizu, Dean of Arts Division (Philippines)
• Anna Tsing, Anthropology (Indonesia)




CSU Channel Islands
• Lance Nolde, History (Indonesia)

CSU Chico
• Gwenola Ricordeau, Political Science and Criminal Justice (Philippines) 
• Daniel Veidlinger, Comparative Religion (Thailand)

CSU Dominguez Hills
• Susan Needhan, Anthropology (Cambodia)
• Mary Lacanlale, Asian Pacific Studies (Philippines)

CSU East Bay
• Maria Ortuoste, Political Science (Philippines, ASEAN)
• Jocyl Sacramento, Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies) 
• Michael Schulze-Oechtering, History (Philippines)

CSU Fresno
• Henry Delcore, Anthropology (Thailand)
• Wannasarn Noonsuk, Art and Design (Thailand)
Mai Der Vang, English (Laos, Thailand)
Yang Sao Xiong, Anthropology (Laos, Thailand)

Languages: Hmong (Department of Linguistics)

CSU Fullerton
• Bang Lang Do, National Resource Center for Asian Languages (Vietnam)
• Sarah Grant, Anthropology (Vietnam)
• Tu-Uyen Nguyen, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
• Angela-MinhTu Nguyen, Psychology (Southeast Asia)
• Linh Nguyen, Modern Languages and Literature (Vietnam)
• Eric Estuar Reyes, Asian American Studies Program (Philippines)
• Penchan Phoborisut, Communications (Thailand)
• Davorn Sisavath, Asian American Studies (Laos)
• Laichen Sun, History (Southeast Asia)
• Lisa Tran, History (Vietnam)
• Natalie Tran, National Resource Center for Asian Languages (Vietnam)
• Kenneth Van Bik, Linguistics (Myanmar)

Languages: Vietnamese (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures)

CSU Long Beach
• Lisa Tran, History (Vietnam)
• Linda España-Maram, Asian and Asian American Studies & History (Philippines)
• Leakhena Nou, Sociology (Cambodia)
• Karen Quintiliani, Anthropology (Cambodia)
• Sophea Seng, Asian and Asian American Studies (Cambodia)
• Teri Yamada, Asian and Asian American Studies (Cambodia)

Languages: Khmer, Filipino, Vietnamese (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies)

CSU Los Angeles
• ChorSwang Ngin, Anthropology (Indonesia, Malaysia)
• Joy Sales, Asian American Studies (Philippines)

CSU Monterey Bay
• Phuong Nguyen, Humanities and Communications (Vietnam)
• Kathryn Poethig, Social, Behavioral & Global Studies (Cambodia)
• Angie Ngoc Tran, Social, Behavioral & Global Studies (Vietnam)

CSU Northridge
• Que-Lam Huynh, Psychology (Southeast Asia)
• Gina Masequesmay, American Studies (Vietnam) 
• Chin-Hsin Liu, Anthropology (Philippines)

California Polytechnic State University-Pomona
• Amy Dao, Anthropology (Vietnam)
• Jack Fong, Sociology (Thailand/Myanmar)
• Mary Anne Mendoza, Political Science (Philippines)
• Anthony Ocampo, Sociology (Philippines)
• Jocelyn Pacleb, Ethnic & Women's Studies (Philippines)
• Ann Phong, Art (Vietnam)

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
• Margaret Bodemer, History (Vietnam/Southeast Asia)
• Ryan Buyco, Ethnic Studies (Philippines)
• Christina Firpo, History (Vietnam)

CSU San Bernardino
Kathleen Nadeau, Anthropology (Philippines) 

CSU San Marcos
• Jason Magabo Perez, Ethnic Studies (Philippines)
• Mikee Inton-Campbell, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Philippines)

CSU Stanislaus
• Steve Arounsack, Anthropology (Laos/Thailand)
• Pollie Bith-Melander, Social Work (Cambodia)
• Bao Lo, Ethnic Studies (Hmong)

California Polytechnic State University-Humboldt
• Tani Sebro, Politics (Thailand, Myanmar)
• Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza, Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies (Philippines)

Sacramento State University
• Pattaratorn Chirapravati, Asian Art History and Curatorial Studies, Asian Studies (Thailand)
• Michael Vann, History (Vietnam)

San Diego State University
• Pierre Asselin, History (Vietnam)
• Gregory A. Daddis, History (Vietnam)
• Erin Riley, Anthropology (Indonesia)

Languages: Filipino (Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages)

San Francisco State University 
• Mai-Nhung Le, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
• Martha Lincoln, Anthropology (Vietnam)
• Eric Pido, Asian American Studies (Philippines)
• Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Asian American Studies (Vietnam)
• Jessica Elkind, History (Vietnam)
• Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Asian American Studies (Philippines)
• Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Sociology (Philippines)

San Jose State University
• Binh Danh, Art (Vietnam)
• Peter Chua, Sociology (Philippines)
• Hien Duc Do, Sociology (Vietnam)
• Joanne Rondilla, Sociology (Philippines)

Languages: Filipino, Vietnamese (Department of World Languages and Literatures)

Sonoma State University
• Puspa Amri, Economics (Indonesia)




California College of the Arts
• Viet Le, Visual Arts (Vietnam)

Chapman University
• Angelica AllenWilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Philippines)

Naval Postgraduate School
• Naazneen Barma, National Security Affairs (Cambodia, Timor Leste)

Occidental College
• Lan Chu, Diplomacy (Vietnam)

Pepperdine University
• Tuan Hoang, Humanities and Teacher Education (Vietnam)

Pomona College
• Hung Cam Thai, Sociology and Asian American Studies (Vietnam)

Stanford University 
• Lisa Curran, Anthropology (Indonesia)
• J.P. Daughton, History (Vietnam)

University of San Diego
• Christopher Adler, Music and Asian Studies (Thailand, Laos)
• David Harnish, Music (Indonesia)
• Jessica Patterson, Art History (Thailand) 
• Josen Diaz, Ethnic Studies (Philippines)

University of San Francisco
• Edith Borbon, Modern & Classical Languages (Philippines)
• James Zarsadiaz, History (Philippines)

University of Southern California
• Adrian De Leon, American Studies and Ethnicity (Philippines)
• Brian Bernards, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature (Singapore)
• Janet Hoskins, Anthropology and Religion (Indonesia, Vietnam)  
• Lan Duong, Cinema and Media Studies (Vietnam)
• Rebecca Hall, Curator, USC Pacific Asia Museum (Thailand)
• Viet Thanh Nguyen, English and American Studies and Ethnicity (Vietnam)
• Panivong Norindr, Comparative Literature (Southeast Asia) 
• Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, Sociology and Gender Studies (Philippines) 

University of the Pacific
• Kris Alexanderson, History (Indonesia)

Whittier College
• Jason Carbine, Religious Studies (Thailand, Myanmar)



City College of San Francisco
• Michael Gonzalez, Philippine Studies (Philippines)
• Maharaj Desai, Philippine Studies (Philippines)
• Lily Ann Villaraza, Philippine Studies (Philippines)

Languages: Filipino (Department of Philippine Studies)

El Camino College
• William Shattuck, Geography (Thailand)

Santa Monica College
• Brandon Reilly, History (Philippines)
• Sri Susilowati, Dance (Indonesia)
• Lakshika Senarath Gamage, Art History (South & Southeast Asia)



• Michael Haas, Political Science (Cambodia, Vietnam)
• Hendrik Maier, Comparative Literature (Malaysia, Indonesia)
• Judy Mitoma, World Arts & Dance (Indonesia)
• Bruce Reynolds, History (Thailand)
• Michael Salman, Political Science (Philippines)
• James Sobredo, Ethnic Studies (Philippines)


Pursuing community-engaged research a scholar of and from the Philippines

Alumna Stephanie Santos (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) speaks about her path into academia and why she brings feminist, queer theories into her work in Southeast Asian Studies.

UCLA alumna pushes back on the misconceptions of degraded land in Indonesia

Jenny Goldstein (UCLA 2016 Ph.D.) studies the ways in which local people continue to live on and have a relationship with their land and environment in Indonesia.

UCLA alumna on curating and researching Southeast Asian art

Mya Chau (UCLA 2020 Ph.D.) continues to draw from her study abroad experiences through UCLA to teach about Southeast Asian art and curate new exhibitions.

Using storytelling to build and challenge power

From filmmaking to grassroots organizing, Lan Nguyen (UCLA 2020 M.A.) works to strengthen working-class power and challenge stigmas for Asian Americans.

Southeast Asian history taught online and through a global lens

Dahlia Setiyawan (UCLA 2014 Ph.D.), the associate chair for the history department at Windward School, shares about her current experience transitioning to remote instruction and her approach to teaching high school history.

CSEAS alum weaves Southeast Asia into his career in academia

Brandon Reilly (UCLA 2013 Ph.D.) is Associate Professor in History at Santa Monica College, where he teaches courses on East Asian, Southeast Asian, and world history. He received his Ph.D. in Southeast Asian History from UCLA.

FLAS Fellow reflects on service to UCLA & the Southeast Asian community

Joseph Nguyen (UCLA, 2020) will graduate with a double major in Human Biology & Society and Asian Languages & Linguistics and Asian Languages minor. He received the 2019-2020 Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship.

UCLA alumna wins Rangel Fellowship to join the Foreign Service

Rachel Tang (UCLA, 2018) graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and was a recipient of the 2017-2018 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Researching renewable energy in Jakarta and Los Angeles

Sean Kennedy (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) credits his success to support he received from both the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Asia Pacific Center, including four FLAS grants to study Indonesian.

CSEAS travel grant recipient publishes article on evictions in Jakarta

Tassaya Charupatanapongse (UCLA, 2017) spent summer 2017 in Jakarta on an Indonesian Studies Travel Grant to develop her research on evictions and recently published the paper with the UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal.

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