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Kenneth Wong

Kenneth Wong

Research interests: I am interested in the evolution of Burmese language over time: how it absorbed English and Indian words during the colonial times; how it incorporates new political and technical terms as the country emerges from decades of dictatorship; and how it copes with…

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Upkar K. Ubhi

M.A. London University (Architecture) 1994 B.A. London University (South Asian Studies) 1982 Curriculum Vitae   Upkar Ubhi, who teaches Punjabi, has developed and led the “Punjabi Artists in Shropshire Schools” project in the U.K. As an advisory teacher in curriculum development, she managed an education…

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Hanh Tran

Educational history: M.A. South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 2010 Research interests: Interdisciplinary approach is a key element of my pedagogy and research method. Whenever applicable, I always encourage my students to explore various resources, including literature, history, cinematography, music and arts in language…

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Frank Smith

Frank Smith

Educational history: Ph.D. place and date M.A. place and date MLS, Simmons College, 1994 Research interests: I teach Khmer language and have developed extensive Khmer language teaching materials. I have also developed teaching materials for Lao language. My interests include heritage language instruction and distance…

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Abhijeet Paul

Abhijeet Paul is a Lecturer in Bengali in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. He also teaches summer courses in Global Studies and in the Berkeley Center for New Media. He finished his Ph.D. in SSEAS at UC Berkeley in 2015, with a…

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Cam Nguyen

Cam Nguyen

Nguyen Nguyet Cam attended Hanoi National University, earning an undergraduate degree in English language and literature. After moving to California in 1995, she entered the M.A. program in the Group in Asian Studies at UC Berkeley where she completed a thesis on the history of…

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Nora Melnikova

Educational history: Ph.D.  Masaryk University, Czech Republic (Religious Studies), 2014 M.A. Charles University, Czech Republic (Hindi & Sanskrit), 2008 M.A Charles University, Czech Republic (Teaching Czech as a Second Language), 2019 Research interests: Nora Melnikova works as a Lecturer of Hindi language and literature in…

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