BAASIC Fellows

BayArea AsiaPacific & American Studies Innovation Consortium

Anita W. Chang
Ph.D. University of California Santa Cruz
Assist. Professor of Communication, CSU East Bay
Specialization: East Asia and United States; Third Cinema, indigenous cinema, feminist film theory

Jung Eun Sophia Park
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
Assoc. Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Holy Names University
Specialization: Korea and United States; cross-cultural spirituality, immigration and dislocation

Arun Rasiah
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
Assoc. Professor of Ethnic Studies, CSU East Bay
Specialization: Indian Ocean region and United States; Islamic education and cultures

Chiho Sawada
Ph.D., Harvard University
Assoc. Professor of Politics & History, Holy Names University
Specialization: East Asia and United States; colonial history, film, political economy, social innovation

Elena Songster
Ph.D., University of California San Diego
Assoc. Professor of History, St. Mary’s College of California
Specialization: China; environmental history

Emily S. Wu
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
Asst. Director of Community Outreach & Service Learning, Dominican University of California
Specialization: China and United States; Asian religions, medicines, and healing

LALS Fellows

Latin American & Latinx Studies

Bob Lassalle-Klein
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Holy Names University

Arturo Lopez-Levy
Ph.D., University of Denver
Assist. Professor of International Relations, Holy Names University

Zaida McCall-Perez
Ed.D., University of San Francisco
Professor of Education, Holy Names University

Sara Salazar
Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
Adjunct Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies and Women’s Spirituality, CIIS