CSEAS Graduate Student Committee

CSEAS Graduate Student Committee


The Council on Southeast Asia Studies Graduate Student Committee is an interdisciplinary collective, working together on academic and cultural aspects of the complex region of Southeast Asia. We are dedicated to enhancing the Committee’s academic and social environment, supporting Council activities, and organizing social, cultural, and academic events.  


Interested students can fill out the Google Form at https://tinyurl.com/CSEASGSC2023, or contact Marcus Yee (marcus.yee@yale.edu) or Al Lim (al.lim@yale.edu) for more information.


MEMBERS (2023 - 2024)


Al Lim

PhD Candidate, Anthropology and School of the Environment

Cryptocurrency (Thailand)


Ariel Santikarma

PhD Student, Anthropology

anthropology of memory; imagination; collectivity; survival; collaborative ethnography (Indonesia)


Alfonse Chiu
MED, Architecture

capital; modernity; infrastructure; financialisation; imaginaries of the built environment (Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan)


 Charissa Lee

 MDiv Student, Divinity School                                                                                                                                          
Memory studies, embodiment of history/memory, anthropology of religious dance/rites, postcolonial nationalism
and nation-making (Malaysia, Singapore)


Ding-Liang Chen

PhD Student:

Combined PhD Program in American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Decolonization & Indigeneity; Energy & Environment; Informatics, Cybernetics, & Critical Digital Practices; Media Infrastructures; Networked Communication; Sexuality & Disability; STS; Transpacific Studies


Harry Burke

PhD student, History of Art


Racial capitalism; settler colonialism; modern and contemporary art (Indonesia)


Jill J. Tan

PhD Candidate, Anthropology

Death and dying; funeral corporations; urbanism; poetics; colonialisms; performance; games (Singapore)


Joyce Yusi Zhou

PhD Student, History of Art

Race and gender; cultural history of Jakarta; early modern Indonesian, Chinese, and Dutch art


Kelvin Ng

PhD Candidate, Department of History 

Intellectual History; Political Economy; Indian Ocean; Migration


Marcus Yee

PhD Student, History

History of urban heat, environmental history, urbanization, urban inequality


   Matthew Koo

   PhD Student, Department of Political Science                                                                                                                

   Bureaucracies; Colonialism; Governance


Mindy Su

PhD Student, History

Comparative empires, legal pluralism, Chinese overseas, migration


Nicole Yow Wei

PhD Student, History

Early Modern Southeast Asia and Indian Ocean World, Intellectual History, Book History and Critical Philology, Linguistic/literary circuits of Malay and Arabic (Malay World)


Neeraja D

PhD Student, History

Migration Histories, Diasporas, Cartography, Indian Ocean studies, Modern South Asia and Southeast Asia (Myanmar)


Roland Ye Thiha 

M.Arch, Architecture & Urban Design

Geopolitics of Southeast Asia & Historic Preservation in Malaysia and Myanmar (Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)


Quincy Yangh

MEM, Environment 

Indigenous ecological knowledge; land sovereignty; Shamanism; critical refugee studies; Indigenous Hmong cosmology and geographies (North America and Southeast Asia)