Dr.Kusujiarti has conducted extensive research and teaching on gender relations, development, disaster, climate change, and social change in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries. She has various publications including a co-author book entitled Power, Change, and Gender Relations in Rural Java: A Tale of Two Villages published by Ohio University (2012). She also published a journal article with her students entitled Unveiling the Mysteries of Aceh, Indonesia: Local and Global Intersections of Women’s Agency (2015) based on research they conducted for ASIANetwork Student-Faculty Fellows program. Her current research is on gender mainstreaming and inclusion of indigenous communities on policies and programs to address deforestation and forest degradation in Indonesia.
Dr. Qingjun (Joan) Li
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Chinese Language, Belmont University
Ph.D., English, Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., English, Belmont University
B.A., English, Zhengzhou University, PR China
Dr. Li’s research area includes American Literature, Chinese American Women Writers, Comparative Literature, Asian Studies, and Chinese Language Pedagogy. She is author of three books and co-editor of Encountering China: Early Modern European Responses (Bucknell, 2012). Her most recent articles include “Oriental Light Shining in Western Darkness: Thoreau’s Use of The Mengzi in Walden,” and “Of Golden Lilies and Gentlewomen: Constructions of Chinese Women in Early Modern Anglo-European Travel Narratives.”
Dr. Darrin Magee
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Ph.D., Geography, University of Washington
M.A., China Studies, University of Washington
B.S., Mathematics & B.A., French (minor Italian), Louisiana State University
Darrin Magee is a specialist on environmental issues in China. He currently chairs the Asian Studies Department and Environmental Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and recently directed a five-year Asian Environmental Studies Initiative funded by the Luce Foundation. He has lived and worked in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, including a brief stint as a reporter and cartoonist at the Asian Wall Street Journal. His research and teaching address water, energy, and waste issues.