Full-time lecturers


Dr. Orna Naftali

Chair of the Department of Asian Studies

Research interests: Anthropology of modern and contemporary China, with a focus on children, youth, and education; women, gender, and the family; science and subjectivity; national identity, militarism, and the nation-state; globalization and the rise of the new middle classes in contemporary China.


Prof. Ronit Ricci

Professor - Department of Asian Studies
Graduate Program Advisor - India & Indonesia Section

Prof. Ronit Ricci's research interests include Indonesian history and culture, Javanese and Malay manuscript literatures, Translation Studies, Islamic literary traditions in South and Southeast Asia, and exile and diaspora in colonial Asia.