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The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) is the home for all scholars at Cornell conducting research on Southeast Asia.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026

Committee Chair/Advisor: Jenny Goldstein

Discipline: Development Sociology

Primary Language: Indonesian, Balinese

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Ryadi Adityavarman is an associate professor in the Interior Architecture program at Colorado State University. He has a multidisciplinary background in architecture, interior design, and historic preservation with a particular focus in Indonesian architectural traditions.

Professor, Natural Resources

Shorna Allred's research blends human factors and natural sciences to improve resource management and conservation.

Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College

Matthew Amster is a cultural anthropologist and filmmaker with extensive experience working in Borneo and, more recently, has started a new project in Denmark.

Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Iwan Jaya Azis is an adjunct professor of applied economics and policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. 

Professor, Law

Sandra Babcock specializes in international human rights litigation, access to justice, death penalty defense, international gender rights, and the application of international law in U.S. courts. She is the faculty director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Performing and Media Arts

Primary Language: Tagalog, Japanese

Professor, Finance

Warren Bailey's research interests include international finance, international securities markets, investments, and emerging capital markets, particularly in Asia. He teaches in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Associate Professor, Performing and Media Arts and Asian American Studies

Christine Bacareza Balance's writings on former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Asian American YouTube artists, Bruno Mars, Glee’s karaoke aesthetics, and spree killer Andrew Cunanan have been published in Women and Performance, Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS)

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026-2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Shorna Allred

Discipline: Global Development

Primary Language: Indonesian