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Jvala Singh

Educational history: M.A. University of Toronto, 2018 J.D. Faculty of Law University of Ottawa, 2016 BA Political Science, Carleton University, 2010 Jvala Singh (Sukh Sembi) joins UC Berkeley as a lecturer for Punjabi while completing his PhD at the University of British Columbia, where he…

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Nuchinun Kluaythong

Nuchinun Kluaythong teaches Thai Language at Introductory and Intermediate level, and incorporates Thai Culture into her curriculum. Nuchinun was born and raised in Thailand, where she completed her bachelor’s degree.  Her extensive experience of teaching Thai includes five years as a Thai teacher in Thailand and in…

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Rebekah Linh Collins

Ph.D., University of California (Vietnamese), 2014 M.A., University of Michigan (Vietnamese), 2003 Dr. Collins has taught part-time in SSEAS since 2016.  Her courses emphasize modern and contemporary prose fiction, essays, poetry, documentary films and other visual art from and about Southeast Asia in their social,…

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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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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, Ph.D. South and Southeast Asia, UC Berkeley (2015). He teaches, researches, and publishes on the history, culture, ecology, and politics of jute in Bengal and South Asia. He is currently writing his monograph on jute and finishing a docu-feature film on jute cultures…

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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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