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Staff, and resources at Otago and beyond

Asian Studies is taught at Otago as an interdisciplinary programme and includes staff from many different programmes.

Asian Studies is a recognised area of Research Excellence at the University of Otago. Besides being dedicated to the teaching of Asian Studies, our staff are also involved in individual and collaborative research within the University of Otago, as well as with other universities.

You can find here a list of useful links to research clusters and organisations in the field of Asian studies at Otago and beyond.


Anthropology & Archaeology

Dr. Anne Ford
Professor Glenn R. Summerhayes OL

Bioethics Centre

Assoc. Prof. Jing-Bao Nie


Dr. Paola Voci
Dr. Sin Wen Lau
Dr. Lorraine Wong


Dr. Takahashi Shogimen
Professor Brian Moloughney


Assoc. Prof. R Starrs
Dr. J.R. Hayashishita


Professor Andre Everett

Media, Film and Communication

Dr. Rosemary Overell


Professor Henry Johnson
Dr. Joko Susilo

Political Studies

Dr. Nicholas Khoo
Professor William Harris
Dr. Lena Tan

Theology and Religious Studies

Dr. Elizabeth Guthrie
Dr. Ben Schonthal

Professor Will Sweetman

Asian Studies: useful links

Asian Migrations Research Theme
New Zealand Asian Studies Society
New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
Asia in New Zealand research Cluster
Asia New Zealand Foundation
Ministry of Ethnic Affairs
Association for Asian Studies

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