Congratulations to our graduates!

Asian Studies extends a huge congratulations to all of our graduates in the June 2020 ceremony. We hope that you feel justifiably proud of your incredible achievements. We congratulate all of our undergrad degree recipients, and the following graduate students:

Master of Arts

  • Sukhwinder Gill (Punjabi Language and Sikh Studies)
  • Chulthim Gurung (Asian Religion – Tibetan Buddhism) 
  • Kazuhiko Imai (Japanese Literature)
  • Ali Khalaf (Korean History)
  • Arafat Safdar (Punjabi – Sikh History)


  • Ranbir Johal (Punjabi Literature)
  • Julie Vig (Punjabi Literature and Sikh Studies)
  • Scott Wells (Korean Cultural History)

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