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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: Fall 2022

Committee Chair/Advisor: Anne Blackburn

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Sinhala, Burmese

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee chair/advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Government

Research Countries: Timor-Leste

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Primary Language: Vietnamese

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MFA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee Chair/Advisor: Ishion Hutchinson

Discipline: Creative Writing - Fiction

Primary Language: French/Arabic

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Wendy Erb is a postdoctoral fellow at the Lab of Ornithology. She is a biological anthropologist and behavioral ecologist who studies the ecological, social, and physiological influences on the behavioral and reproductive strategies of wild primates.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023-24

Committee Chair/Advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of art and visual studies

Primary Language: Indonesian, Japanese

Graduate Student
Program Assistant

Emily recently graduated with a BA in Asian Religions and Cultures from Western Kentucky University. After graduating, she spent almost 2 years in South Korea teaching English as a second language in private schools and North Korean refugee programs. In her free time, she enjoys hiking.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2023

Committee chair/advisor: Tamara Loos

Discipline: History

Primary Language: Filipino (Tagalog), Indonesian, Spanish, Dutch