The Terasaki center boasts a diverse roster of world-class professors from all across UCLA.


Hitoshi Abe

Director; Professor, Architecture & Urban Design; UCLA Terasaki Chair for Contemporary Japanese Studies

Seiji Lippit

Associate Director; Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures

George Abe

Lecturer and Faculty Director, Strategic Management Research (SMR) Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Michelle Liu Carriger

Assistant Professor

Torquil Duthie

Associate Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures

Michael Emmerich

Associate Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures

Lieba Faier

Associate Professor of Geography

Russell Ferguson

Professor, Art

Katsuya Hirano

Associate Professor, History

Shoichi Iwasaki

Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures

Kristopher Kersey

Assistant Professor

William Marotti

Professor, History

Mariko Sakakibara

Professor, Management

Michael Thies

Chair, Global Studies and International & Area Studies Interdepartmental Programs

Sharon Traweek

Associate Professor, Gender Studies, History

Yusuke Tsugawa

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Junko Yamazaki

Assistant Professor


Fred G. Notehelfer

Professor Emeritus, History

Herman Ooms

Professor Emeritus, History

Carol Sorgenfrei

Professor Emerita, Theatre

Mariko Tamanoi

Professor, Anthropology