Professor Kubler is the Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams–and speaks twelve languages.
Christopher Nugent, Assistant Professor of Chinese, specializes in the dissemination of oral poetry and in Tang Dynasty literature. He teaches a variety of courses, from Basic Written Chinese (CHIN121) to Crises and Critiques: The Literature and Intellectual History of Early 20th Century China. How did you become interested in Chinese and Asian culture? My interest
Visiting Assistant Professor Austin Okigbo specializes in church music, music in the African, African American, and African Diaspora religious experience, and music as a part of the experience of HIV/AIDS. He is currently leading a two-week trip with the college Chamber Choir to South Africa for its biennial international tour. What is ethnomusicology and how
Katarzyna Pieprzak, professor of French and Francophone literature, specializes in contemporary literature and art from North Africa. Born in Poland, Pierprzak also lived in England, France, Morocco, and Canada before coming to the United States for her education. In the 2012-2013 school year, she will teach a class on contemporary North African short stories, a
Leyla Rouhi is a John B. McCoy and John T. McCoy Professor of Romance Languages, and has taught at Williams since 1993. Her work focuses especially on the interplay between Western and Islamic intellectual thought in medieval Spanish literature, as well as on Cervantes and contemporary Persian fiction. What do you study? How did you
Marketa Rulikova is a visiting professor of sociology. The Czech Republic native specializes in global migration and post-Communist eastern Europe. What, specifically, is your field of study? How does it relate to international issues? I am a sociologist. I was just entering high school when the communist regime collapsed in my country. The period
Janneke van de Stadt, Associate Professor of Russian and Chair of the German and Russian Department, grew up in three countries before coming to the United States for college. A specialist in Isaac Babel, Biopoetics, and Guy de Maupassant, she has taught at Williams since 2001, and in 2012-2013, she will teach both Spanish
Brad Wells is a Professor of Music at Williams. A composer as well as a singer and conductor, Wells directs the Williams Concert Choir and also works with Roomful of Teeth, a group that explores the choral music of cultures worldwide, including bel canto, Tuvan throat singing, and yodeling. How did you become interested
Professor Wong is in the middle of Jennifer 8. Lee’s “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food.” He is a Professor of Asian American history and American immigrant history here at Williams.
Li Yu, Professor of Chinese at Williams since 2005, specializes in language pedagogy and the History of Reading in Imperial China. In 2012-2013, she will teach first- and second-year Chinese classes. How did you become interested in studying language pedagogy and Chinese cultural history? At Williams, I regularly teach language courses and offer two culture