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Saba Fatima Gregory Fields Kristine Hildebrandt
Tom Lavallee Nancy M Lutz Stephen Tamari
Jason Yu Bin Zhou  .




Fatima

Saba Fatima
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Ph.D., Binghamton University, 2012
Peck Hall 2218
sfatima@siue.edu / (618) 650-2175
Research Interests: Muslim-American identity within a framework of feminist and race theory; Virtue ethics; Social and Political; and Non-ideal theory. Recently published works include: "Liberalism and the Muslim-American Predicament" in Social Theory and Practice (2014), "Muslim-American Scripts" in Hypatia (2013) and "Presence of Mind" in Social Philosophy Today (2012).
Teaching Interests: Islamic Thought, World Religion, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Theory (all with special emphasis on the social and political), and Critical Thinking.
Other: Dr. Fatima is also the current web admin for the Asian Studies Program and the Philosophy Department website. You can find her personal homepage here.

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Gregory Fields

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Gregory Fields
Professor
Peck Hall, Room 2211
gfields@siue.edu / (618) 650-2461
Ph.D. University of Hawai'i, 1994
Research Associate, American Indian Studies Research Institute and the Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington.
SIUE Hoppe Research Professor, 2013/14, 2014/15
Organizational Leadership Award, Center for Spirituality & Sustainability at SIUE, 2009
University Teaching Distinction Award, 2007
Teaching Interests:  Comparative philosophy, American Indian Studies, Asian Studies, Religious Studies, Reasoning and Argumentation.
Research Interests:  Selected publications concerning South Asia include Religious Therapeutics: Body and Health in Yoga, Āyurveda, and Tantra (SUNY, 2001; Delhi: Motilal, 2002), and the analytic index to The Sanskrit Language (2004, 2010). Professor Fields' publications and abstracts are available here.
Other: Professor Fields was the founding faculty advisor of SIUE's minor in Religious Studies.  He is one of the faculty members who founded SIUE's minor in Native American Studies and he teaches courses for the minor in Asian Studies. Fields is a member of SIUE's Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship Center (IRIS).  He has served for two decades in various capacities (and as a member of the Advisory Council since 2014), at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability, which is dedicated to expanding the potential of the geosphere designed by Buckminster Fuller on the SIUE campus as a center of intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and fellowship. http://fullerdome.org/

Hildebrandt

Kristine Hildebrandt
Associate Professor, English Language & Literature
Ph.D. Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara, 2003
Peck Hall 2227
khildeb@siue.edu
Research Interests: Sino-Tibetan languages and linguistics, languages of Nepal, language endangerment and documentation, grammatical description
Teaching Interest: Linguistics, phonetics & phonology, morphology, discourse analysis, comparative linguistics
Other: I enjoy teaching "interdisciplinary studies" courses, and I am the co-director of SIUE's digital humanities lab: The IRIS Center

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Lavallee

Tom Lavallee
Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
PhD Chinese and Comparative Literature, Washington University. 2004.
Peck Hall 2309
tlavale@siue.edu / 618-650-3301
Research interests: Chinese literature, Buddhist and Daoist temple environments in Xiamen City
Teaching interests: Chinese language and literature, culture, aesthetics, travel study to China
Other: mobile artistry and digital landscapes

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Nancy Lutz

Nancy M Lutz
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California Berkeley, 1986
Peck Hall 1224
nlutz@siue.edu/ 618- 650-2746
Research interests: Southeast Asia (especially Indonesia, East Timor, Burma/Myanmar), language and politics, bilingualism/multilingualism, colonialism/post-colonialism, minority communities and the state; languages of intolerance
Teaching interests: cultural and linguistic anthropology (ANTH 111B, 303), politics and human rights (ANTH 359), religion and culture (ANTH 308; not currently offered), peoples and cultures of Asia (ANTH 306; not currently offered), guided readings/independent studies on Southeast Asia (through ANTH 483) possible

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Tamari

Steve Tamari
Associate Professor, Department of History
PhD, Georgetown University
Peck Hall 1212
stamari@siue.edu
Research interests: Early Modern Syria; pre-modern ethnic and national identity; attachment to lands in pre-modern Syria and the Islamic world
Teaching interests: World History; Islamic History; the Ottoman Empire; Modern Middle East History; History of Israel-Palestine
Other: Arabic

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Yu

Jason Yu
Associate Professor
Department of Mass Communications
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
Dunham Hall 1036
jyu@siue.edu / (618)650-2219
Research Interests: Consumer behavior and information processing, media effects
Teaching Interest: both classroom and online teaching of the strategic side of advertising, research methods, media psychology, and leading and teaching study abroad programs focusing on marketing communication in China.

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Zhou




Bin Zhou
Professor, Department of Geography
Ph. D. in Geography, University of Georgia, 1994
Alumni Hall, Room 1406
bzhou@siue.edu/ 618-650-5763
Teaching interests: economic geography, development, Asia, quantitative techniques
Research interests: banking and financial geography; spatial analysis, integration of spatial and social network analysis

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Kristine Hildebrandt
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