- Faculty & Staff
S. Megan Berthold , Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work – West Hartford, CT. She has worked with diverse Asian and other refugee and asylum-seeking survivors of torture, war traumas, human trafficking and other traumas since 1987. She was a clinician and educator in refugee camps in Nepal, the Philippines and on the Thai-Cambodian border. She has extensive clinical experience with Southeast Asian refugees and torture survivors from many countries and frequently testifies as an expert witness in U.S. Immigration Court.
Alexis Dudden, Professor of History at UConn – Storrs. She is also Director of Program in Humanitarian Research, and author of the books, Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States (2008) with Columbia Univ. Press and Japan’s Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power (2005) with Univ. of Hawaii Press. Forthcoming with Oxford Univ. Press is "Is History a Human Right?"
Betty Hanson, Emerita Professor of Political Science at UConn - Storrs. Her research and teaching interests include International Relations, International Political Economy, International Communication, and South Asia. She is currently focused on the political economy of the internet in India.
Prakash Kashwan, Assistant Professor of Comparative Environmental Policy and Politics in the Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut – Storrs. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy (2011) from Indiana University, Bloomington and a M.S. in Forestry Management (1999) from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal. Professor Kashwan’s research is situated at the intersection of the questions of international environmental conservation and social justice. Employing statistical and qualitative research methods, he combines theories of institutional analysis, political economy, and power.
Kathryn Myers, Professor of Art and Painting at UConn - Storrs. Also a curator of several exhibitions on South Asian art, her current figurative paintings as well as photographs and digital works are primarily based on research in the art and culture of India.
Tim Nguyen, Lecturer in Asian American Studies at UCONN – Storrs. For Fall Semester 2013, he will teach a seminar entitled “From Finance to Sports: Social Economic Analysis of Big Industries” under ECON 2498-001 (13399). He taught the very well-received course "Asia and its Disciplines" under AASI 3998 and ECON 2498 during the 2012 Spring Semester. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is also Director of Investments at the University of Connecticut Foundation.
Tina Reardon, Lecturer in History at UConn - Torrington. She is also director of Litchfield College Counseling, LLC, a private college search and application process counseling company. Trained in East Asian Studies with a concentration in China and Japan, her courses include Introduction to Asian American Studies, Japanese Americans during WWII, History through Fiction – Asia, East Asia since Mid-19th century, Roots of Traditional Asia, and Views of China through Film.
Grace Yun, Adjunct Lecturer in Asian American Studies at UConn - Stamford, Waterbury and Hartford campuses. She is also director of InterRelations Collaborative, Inc. a nonprofit educational organization. Trained in Higher Education Policy and Administration, she has taught Asian American Studies courses that include The Historical Role and Status of Asian Women in American Society, Myths and Realities: From the Yellow Peril to the Model Minority, and Asian American History and Culture.
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