SEAP has 28 core members, whose collective knowledge of Southeast Asia amounts to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of expertise on this region. This includes 21 professors, six senior lecturers, and one lecturer. Our language lecturers teach four levels of study in Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
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)
Anne M. Blackburn the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities of South Asia studies and Buddhist studies in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University. She received her BA from Swarthmore College and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago.
Trained in classical Islamic studies and the history of Islam in Indonesia - in Italy (University of Rome) and London (SOAS) respectively, Chiara Formichi has held positions in Singapore (post-doctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute), Leiden (research fellow at the KITLV), and at the City
Jenny Goldstein is interested in environmental conservation and development in the tropics, intersections of data infrastructure and land governance, global food and agriculture systems, the financialization of land, and the role of scientific knowledge in climate change politics.