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)
Lei X. OuyangAssociate Professor, Department of Music, Swarthmore College
Research: I am an ethnomusicologist with research and teaching interests in music, culture, and performance in East Asia (primarily China, Japan, and Taiwan) and Asian America. My research examines issues of music and memory, identity, politics, race and ethnicity, popular culture, and social justice. Research projects include music and memory in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Race and Performance in Asian American musical theatre, and social justice and taiko drumming in the American Midwest.
Courses Taught: Taiko & Asian American Experiences (MUSI002C), Music, Race, and Class (MUSI008B), Music & Dance Cultures of the World (MUSI005A), Ethnomusicology Seminar (MUSI100), Music and Culture in East Asia (MUSI031), Music & Chairman Mao: Music & Politics in Communist China (MUSI008A), Music & the Battle between Good & Evil (MUSI006C), Chinese Music Ensemble (MUSI042)
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)
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)
Professor, Department of Dance, Swarthmore College
Associate Professor, Department of History, Haverford College
Professor, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Bryn Mawr College
Visiting Assistant Professor, Writing Program, Haverford College
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Swarthmore College
Associate Professor, Department of English, Haverford College
Associate Dean of the College, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Writing Program