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CSEAS-Affiliated Graduate Students and Alumni News

Hun Kee Kim (Ph.D., 2015) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore.

Erin Collins (Ph.D., 2015) is Assistant Professor of Global Urban Studies at American University

Alec Holcombe (Ph.D., 2014) is Assistant Professor of History at Ohio University.

Pat Seeumpornroj (Ph.D., 2014) is Lecturer in Architecture at Chulalongkorn University

Cheong Soon Gan (Ph.D., 2013) is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. 

Martina Nguyen (Ph.D., 2013) is Assistant Professor of History, Baruch College, City University of New York.

Arjun Subrahmanyan (Ph.D., 2013) is Lecturer in South East Asian History at Murdoch University (Australia).

Nu-Anh Tran (Ph.D., 2013) is Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. 

Sylvia Nam (Ph.D, 2012) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UC Irvine. 

Joanne Rondilla (Ph.D., 2012) is a lecturer in Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University.

Scott Stonington (Ph.D., UC Berkeley; M.D., UCSF, 2011) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan

Eric Pido (Ph.D, 2011) is Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. 

Ian Lowman (Ph.D., 2011) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Brigham Young University. 

Lynette Chua (Ph.D., 2011) is Assistant Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore.

Kimberly Hoang (Ph.D., 2011) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago.

Danielle Lussier (Ph.D, 2011) is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College.

Charles Carroll (Ph.D., 2010) is an assistant professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology.

Alfred Montoya (Ph.D., 2010) is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University (Texas).

Marguerite Bich Nguyen (Ph.D., 2008) is Assistant Professor of English at Wesleyan University.

Ben Tran (Ph.D., 2008) is Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and English at Vanderbilt University.

Jerome Whitington (Ph.D., 2008) is a Fellow at Tembusu College, National University of Singapore.

Ellen Boccuzzi (Ph.D., 2007) is Senior Program Officer for Governance and Law at The Asia Foundation in San Francisco. 

Gerard Sasges (Ph.D., 2006) is Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. 

Recent Ph.D. Dissertations


Pat Seeumpornroj, "Architectural Assemblages: Tradition, Modernity and Identity in the Making of Global Forms in Thailand, 1932-2006", 2014

City & Regional Planning

Hun Kee Kim, "Reform Capital: Hedging Saigon's Urban Futures", 2015


Gladys Nubla, "Postcolonial Agency, Sexuality and Filipino/American Contact Zones", 2014

Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Siew Chua, "Fate, Luck or Destiny? Regeneration of Tropical Rainforest in Singapore", 2014

Matthew Luskin, "Tropical Rainforest Food Webs in the Anthropocene", 2016


Erin Collins, "Reanimated City: A Spatial Analysis of State Rule, Rupture, and Repurposing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (1979-1993)", 2015


Adrianne Francisco, "From Subjects to Citizens: American Colonial Education and Philippine Nation-Making, 1900-1934", 2015

Alec Holcombe, "Socialist Transformation in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam", 2014


David Kamholz, "Austronesians in Papua: Diversification and Change in South Halmahera-West New Guinea", 2014

Marilola Perez, "Cavite Chabacano Philippine Creole Spanish: Description and Typology", 2015

Medical Anthropology

Martha Stroud, "Ripples, Echoes and Reverberations: 1965 and Now in Indonesia", 2015


Fernando Gonzaga, "Monsoon Marketplace: Inscriptions and Trajectories of Consumer Capitalism and Urban Modernity in Singapore and Manila", 2014

Paul Nadal, "Remittance Culture: Literature, Finance Capital, and the Global Dispensation of the Philippines", 2015

South & Southeast Asian Studies

Trang Cao, "Bodily Impacts: Locating Vietnamese Modernism in the Contact Zones", 2014

Rebekah Linh Collins, "The Extraordinary Everyday: Contemporary Literature and Art from Viet Nam and the Diaspora," 2014