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Faculty

Michelle N. Huang

Michelle N. Huang

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and the Department of English

michelle.n.huang@northwestern.edu

Michelle N. Huang's 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. 

Patricia Nguyen

Patricia Nguyen

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies

patricia.nguyen@northwestern.edu

Patricia Nguyen's research and performance work examines critical refugee studies, political economy, forced migration, 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, and Women and Performance.

Raymond San Diego

Raymond San Diego

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Asian American Studies

ray.sandiego@northwestern.edu

Raymond San Diego's research and teaching interests broadly focus on transnational queer and feminist Asian/American performance practice, biopolitics and disability studies, and the spatial politics of erotic visual cultures. 

Shalini Shankar

Shalini Shankar

Professor of Asian American Studies and the Department of Anthropology

sshankar@northwestern.edu
Ph.D., New York University, 2003

Shalini Shankar is a sociocultural and linguistic anthropologist. She is the author of Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about the New American Childhood, Advertising Diversity: Ad Agencies and the Creation of Asian American Advertising, and Desi Land: Teen Culture, Class, and Success in Silicon Valley.

Nitasha Tamar Sharma

Nitasha Tamar Sharma

Professor of Asian American Studies and the Department of African American Studies

n-sharma@northwestern.edu
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004

Nitasha Sharma's research interests include Black Pacific, Comparative Race Studies, Hawai‘i, Asian and Black Relations, and Afro-Asian Studies. She is the author of Hawai'i is my Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific, and Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness.

Ji-Yeon Yuh

Ji-Yeon Yuh

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and the Department of History
Director

j-yuh@northwestern.edu
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1999

Ji-Yeon Yuh's research interests include Asian diasporas, race and gender, and oral history. She is the author of Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America. Her current projects include the Asian Diasporas Digital Archive.

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