Shu-wen WangAssociate Professor, Department of Psychology, Haverford College
Research: I am a clinical-cultural psychologist whose work broadly examines stress, coping, health and well-being in the context of relationships. In particular, I study how stress is linked with social-emotional processes, with an emphasis on social support (i.e., the use of relationships for assistance and comfort) and emotion regulation (e.g., expressivity-restraint). My work primarily uses a culture, gender, and social class framework to examine these social-emotion-health linkages.
Courses Taught: Asian American Psychology seminar (PSYC H339), Cultural Psychology (PSYC H242), Stress and Coping seminar (PSYC H337), Psychology Practicum Seminar (PSYC H380), Foundations of Psychology (PSYC H100)
Heejung ParkAssistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College
Research: I am a cultural and developmental psychologist. I study cultural values and lived experiences of children, youth, and families across diverse ecological and national settings. I am interested in identifying challenges and strengths associated with migration, social change, and adaptation experiences in an increasingly interconnected and multicultural world. I also study sleep as a correlate of wellbeing that may differ across cultural and socioeconomic contexts. As an interdisciplinary scholar, I capitalize on various research tools including fieldwork, interview, daily diary, and actigraphy.
Courses Taught: Introductory Psychology (PSY B105), Cross-Cultural Psychology (PSYC B224), Laboratory in Cultural Psychology (PSYC B285), Asian American Psychology (PSYC B354), and Culture and Development (PSYC B322)
Bakirathi ManiAssociate Professor, Department of English Literature, Swarthmore College
Research: I am a scholar of cultural studies of race, ethnicity and globalization, and transnational feminist/queer studies. My research focuses on South Asian American public culture, and more broadly on Asian American literary and visual cultures. My first book, Aspiring to Home (Stanford University Press, 2012), examines how first and second-generation immigrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh create and embody diasporic localities as South Asians in the United States. My second book, Haunting Visions (under contract with Duke University Press) explores how images of empire become archetypes of self-representation in contemporary South Asian American art. In addition to my writing and research, I am also currently the Coordinator for the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Swarthmore.
Courses Taught: Asian American Literature (ENGL 65), In/Visible: Asian American Cultural Critique (ENGL 66), South Asians inAmerica (ENGL 77), Nation and Migration (ENGL 9D), Theories and Literatures of Globalization (ENGL 117)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Swarthmore College
Lei Ouyang Bryant
Associate Professor, Department of Music, Swarthmore College
Associate Professor, Department of History, Haverford College
Visiting Assistant Professor, Writing Program, Haverford College