The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) is the home for all scholars at Cornell conducting research on Southeast Asia.
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.
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.
Professor, Comparative Literature
Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She was the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program steering committee and the CEAS editorial board.
Degree Pursued: PhD
Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25
Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A
Discipline: Performing and Media Arts
Primary Language: Tagalog, Japanese
Associate Professor, Performing and Media Arts and Asian American Studies
Christine Bacareza Balance's research focuses on performance studies, popular music/culture studies, critical Filipino/Filipino American studies, and transnational Asian American studies. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.