Faculty

Bob Basow
Associate Professor
785-864-7633
Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 208

Forty-six years of experience, 26 in academe and 20 in corporate marketing.

Leslie Dienes
Professor
785-864-5537
205 Lindley Hall

Ph.D., Chicago (1968)
Office Hours: MWF 9-11:30; 1:30-3:20 or by appt.

Arienne M. Dwyer
Professor Linguistic Anthropology, Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
785-864-2649
Fraser Hall, #638

Research Areas:
Linguistic anthropology, typology, in situ research methods, media archives, language documentation, digital humanities; China, Inner Asia, Central Asia

Erik Herron
Director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science

His website contains extensive information on politics in East Central Europe and Eurasia.

Wallace Johnson
Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

He is the editor of the online journal Journal of Asian Legal History, which contains searchable editions of the Tang Code and the Qing Code. His research interests include Chinese Philosophy, and Chinese and Asian legal history.

John Kennedy
Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science

His interests include comparative politics, Chinese politics, and rural political development.

Amy McNair
Associate Professor in the Department of Art History

Her research interests are the art-historical study of calligraphy, aesthetics and Buddhist sculpture of the medieval period (300-800 C.E.) in China.

Mehrangiz Najafizadeh
Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology

Her research interests focus on social change in the Third World and in Eurasia, with particular attention to gender, culture, and socio-political change.

Shannon O'Lear
Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography

Her research interests are resource conflicts, human dimensions of global change, geopolitics of the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Mariya Omelicheva
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Associate Director in the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Her scholarly interests include Eurasian security, counterterrorism and human rights, international human rights, and non-governmental actors of world politics.

Margaret Rausch
Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies

She teaches courses on religions of East Asia and the course REL 602: Women in Islam. Professor Rausch will also teach REL 350 Special Topics in Religion: Islam in the Spring 2006 semester. She leads the spring break study abroad program to Turkey.

Daniel Stevenson
Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies

He teaches courses on religions of East Asia with a specific interest in Buddhism.

 


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