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Bridging the Pacific

Affiliated Faculty

The University of San Francisco College of Arts and Sciences requires that all faculty be "committed to freedom and the responsibility to pursue truth and follow evidence to its conclusion."

The following faculty members at USF specialize in topics related to East Asia, India, and the Philippines:


Stanley Kwong, M.B.A., Adjunct Professor
School of Management
Phone: (650) 743-2779
Areas of Interest: International business, marketing strategy and management, investments policies, branding in China and Chinese investments in the U.S., outsourcing and offshoring, and globalization trends
Regional Focus: China
Faculty web page


M. C. Sunny Wong, Ph.D., Professor
Phone: (415) 422-6194
Areas of Interest: Foreign Direct Investment, International Trade, and Monetary Policy
Regional Focus: US and East Asia
Faculty web page 


Taymiya R. Zaman
, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Phone: (415) 422-2697
Areas of Interest: Mughal India and historical memory in South Asia, the interconnectedness of life writing and history, and the transition from subjects to citizens in the Islamicate world
Regional Focus: South Asia
Faculty web page


modern and classical languages

Wei Yang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 
Modern and Classical Languages
Areas of Interest: Chinese cinemas and popular culture, Film theory (spatiality, genre, intertextuality, adaptation), East Asian Cinemas (translation, adaptation, and transnational connections), Hong Kong New Wave and post-1997 Hong Kong Cinema
Regional Focus: China
Faculty web page


Brian Komei Dempster, M.F.A., Professor
Rhetoric and Language
Phone: (415) 422-6042
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Genevieve Leung, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Rhetoric and Language 
Phone: (415) 422-6674
Research Interests: Cantonese, varieties of Cantonese, heritage language maintenance, minority and minoritized languages, language revitalization
Regional Focus: Chinese American communities, Chinese diaspora communities
Faculty web page


Evelyn Rodriguez, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Sociology; Director, Critical Diversity Studies; Coordinator, Asian Pacific American Studies
Phone: (415) 422-6112
Research Interests: US immigrant families, transnational families and politics, comparative ethnic studies, gender, second-generation American experiences, rituals
Regional Focus: US, Philippines, Mexico
Faculty web page

Hwaji Shin Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Nationalism, Citizenship, Historical & Comparative Sociology, Globalization, Race and ethnicity 
Regional Focus: Japan, U.S., Korea 

Theology and Religious Studies

John K. Nelson, Ph.D., Professor
Theology and Religious Studies
Phone: (415) 422-5093
Areas of Interest: Japanese religions and society, globalization, religion and politics, cultural anthropology, multiculturalism, secularity
Regional Focus: Japan, East Asia
Learn more about Dr. Nelson's Yasukuni Shrine research.