Who We Are

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison fosters a wide variety of research, teaching and outreach activities about Southeast Asia. Since 1981, the Center has been recognized as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education, and has received Title VI funding for program development and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships.


We promote greater understanding of the Southeast Asian region through academic year courses, a summer language institute, study abroad opportunities, a publication series, outreach activities, a weekly public lecture series, student research and study grants, and degree programs. Our faculty and students are a vibrant community of scholars with research and teaching interests in a wide variety of academic disciplines. The Center operates a vigorous and well-developed program committed to the study of Southeast Asia that is recognized as one of the best worldwide.


The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is a unit in the International Division and a member of the Institute for Regional and International Studies.


Upcoming Events

Council on Thai Studies
12 pm  |  206 Ingraham Hall  | 1155 Observatory Drive
Friday Forum Lecture Series and COTS Keynote – Dr. Prajak Kongkirati
“State Violence And Democracy In Thailand: Ideology, Elite, And Repression”
12 pm  |  206 Ingraham Hall  | 1155 Observatory Drive
Friday Forum Lecture Series: Neeranooch Malangpoo
“ThepThanchai And Religious Acceleration In Thailand”

12 pm  |  206 Ingraham Hall  | 1155 Observatory Drive
Asian Languages and Cultures Graduate Workshop:
The Conference Paper
3:30-5:00 pm  |  254 Van Hise Hall  | 1220 Linden Drive
Lecture: Urai Yangcheepsujarit
“The Rise of Not Collecting Bride Price Among Hmong Communities in Thailand”
4 pm  |  206 Ingraham Hall  | 1155 Observatory Drive

If you would like to receive updates about our weekly events, please email us at: seasia@seasia.wisc.edu

Photos from Celebration of Peace and Mindfulness with Kim Phúc and Nick Ut
Council on Thai Studies (COTS) 2019: Call for Papers
Fulbright US Student Program 2019-2020
Come see Peggy Choy Dance perform “FLIGHT: Torn Like a Rose,” New York based dancers perform Choy’s unique style of dance that has been inspired by her foundation in Javanese dance.

UW Hmong Studies in Thailand


For weekly updates on job announcements, calls for papers and funding opportunities, please visit our Jobs, Conferences and Scholarships page for more information.