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, and supporting the organization of events such as speaker series, brown bags, and film screenings. 


Interested students can contact Al Lim (al.lim@yale.edu) for more information.


MEMBERS (2022 - 2023)


Al Lim

PhD Student, Anthropology and School of the Environment

Cryptocurrency (Thailand)


Ariel Santikarma

PhD Student, Anthropology

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


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 Student, 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


Kai Ngu

MA Student, Divinity School

Queer/Transness, Borneo, Shamanism, Christianity, postcolonial identity


Kelvin Ng

PhD Student, Department of History 

Intellectual History; Political Economy; Indian Ocean; Migration


Marcus Yee

PhD Student, History

History of heat, air, environmental history, inequality, urbanism, embodiment, science and technology studies


   Matthew Koo

   PhD Student, Department of Political Science



Mindy Su

PhD Student, History

Comparative empires, legal pluralism, Chinese overseas, migration


Vanessa Koh

PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology and School of the Environment

Land; sovereignty; environmental anthropology; postcolonial urbanism (Singapore)