Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver


The Asian Center has twelve (12) full-time faculty and several lecturers whose expertise dovetails with the Asian Center's interdisciplinary thrust. Our teaching staff come from and specialize on various disciplines—gender, political science, sociology, history, political economy, international relations, economics, development, agrarian studies, regionalism, ASEAN, foreign policy, migration, cultural studies, and Philippine art and dance. And they conduct research on a broad range of political, economic, social and cultural issues that affect Asian societies. Visit the faculty profiles here

Professorial Lecturer
Japanese Studies; Southeast Asian Studies; Cultural Studies; Identity and Culture; Cross Cultural Studies
  • AS 221 Modern Japanese Texts
  • AS 234 Special Topics: Northeast Asia (History in/with/from Comics)
  • Int Jap A Elementary Japanese
  • Int Jap B Intermediate Japanese

Professorial Lecturer
Interdisciplinary research between Islam and International Relations; Policy and legal issues in Bangsamoro
  • AS 211 - Security Issues in the Asia Pacific

Adjunct Professor
Labor Migration in Asia; Healthcare; Japan Studies
  • AS 234 Special Problems: Northeast Asia (Migration, Aging and Care Work in East Asia)

Senior Lecturer
International Relations; Human Rights Issues in Asia
  • PS 279 Special Topics in Philippine Foreign Relations (Human Rights and Philippine Interests)

Senior Lecturer
International Relations; Political Science; Political Economy; Geopolitics
  • AS 212 Regionalism and Community Building in Asia
  • PS 282 The Philippines in Global South