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Elissa Badique and Nikita Sukmono are the SEAP Graduate Student Committee Co-Chairs.

Elissa Badiqué headshot

Kara Guse

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2045-25

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Performing and Media Arts

Primary Language: Tagalog, Japanese

Research Countries: Philippines

Research Interests: Performance of race in fandoms, with special interest in social media and new media platforms.


Nikita Sukmono

Headshot of Nikita Sukmono

Degree Pursued: MA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore

Research Interests: 

lliberal multiculturalism in SE Asia, specifically Indonesia; ethnicpolicy, politics of Islam, comparative politics, democratic process

Contact with questions for the co-chairs or for the Graduate Student Committee about the conference.