Regional Chapter Representatives


Dr. James McDougall, Shantou University. 

James McDougall is an assistant professor of American Studies at Shantou University’s Center for Global Studies, located in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida where he worked under the direction of Marsha Bryant on an interdisciplinary dissertation that investigated U.S. Modernist transpacific exchanges during the era of Asian exclusion. Dr. McDougall’s teaching and research examines cultures of the twentieth century transpacific, and his research in this field has been published in North American academic journals and books with chapters appearing in recent collections, like American Modernist Poetry and the Chinese Encounter. More recently, he has co-edited and contributed to a collection examining globalized university education, The American-Style University at Large: Transplants, Outposts, and the Globalization of Higher Education.



Dr. Anita Bhela, University of Delhi.

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Dr. Anita Bhela (Ph.D., KU, India; M.A., M.Phil., University of Delhi, India ) is Associate Professor, Department of English, DCAC, University of Delhi, India. Her areas of interest are Comparative Studies, Religion and Culture, Shakespeare, Indian writing in English and English Language Teaching. She is the recipient of the SEE Fellow Award, 2011.She is the author of Aesthetics of Romance: An Intercultural Perspective. Houston: Studium Press LLC, 2011. Her publications include "Ancient Hindu Society and Eliot's Ideal Christian Society" CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture14.2, (June 2012); “Destabilizing Fixities: Intermingling of History, Myth and Realism in Ghasiram Kotwal.” in Myth, Orality and Folklore in World Literature. Ed. Vandhana Sharma. New Delhi: Atlantic, 2013; “Subverting Mythic Patterns.” in Indian Writing in English: Explorations in History Myth Literary Theory. Ed. Iqbal Judge. New Delhi: Creative Books, 2013; “Making Comparative Literature Global: Contribution of the Indian Theory of Rasa.” in Expanding the Frontiers of Comparative Literature: A Return to the Transnational Tradition (Volume I), Ed. Sung-Won Cho. Chung-Ang University Press, 2013. She is on the editorial board of the Asia Journal of Global Studies (AJGS); and Associate Editor, DCAC Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies: Intellectual Resonance. She is member of the Area Advisory Board for Literature Courses of Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University, UP, India and also member of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA) Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature. She is the India representative for the Asia Association for Global Studies.



Dr, Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). 
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The Philippines
Dr. P.C. {Pete} Kutschera PhD, LMSW

Dr. P.C. “Pete” Kutschera, PhD, a native New Yorker, licensed social worker and retired U.S. Army Reserve Forces lieutenant colonel, is Director and Visiting Professor, Philippine Amerasian Research Center (PARC), College of Arts and Social Sciences, Systems Plus College Foundation (SPCF College), Angeles City, Luzon, Philippines. He is Founder and Chief Academic Officer of the Amerasian Research Network, Ltd., a non-profit research NGO registered with the New York Office of the Department of State. The ARN, Ltd. is a full research partner of PARC-SPCF College. Both organizations are devoted to social scientific research on abandoned military Philippine and Pan Amerasians in other locales of East/Southeast Asia including Cambodia, Guam, Japan, Laos, Micronesia, Okinawa, South Korea and Vietnam. Dr. Kutschera holds a Ph.D. in Human Services from Walden University, USA and has authored a doctoral dissertation, more than six international research journal articles and presented 10 research papers devoted to Amerasian research since February, 2012 at academic conferences/symposia in the USA (Michigan State University and Gonzaga University, WA), Manila, the Philippines, Sydney, Australia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand, Singapore, Seoul, South Korea and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. A U.S. Citizen and permanent resident of the Philippines, he studied at the University of Wisconsin and received B.A. and M.S.W. degrees from the State University of New York at SUNY, New Paltz and SUNY, Albany respectively.