William Noseworthy

Institution: Cornell University
Role at DRH: Expert
Area of Research: Southeast Asia


William B Noseworthy [Ph.D.] is a Historian of Asia and the World with a keen interest in Southeast Asia. He has published many book chapters and articles, most recently in "Religion" (2021) and "Education about Asia" (2020), along with a contribution to the recent edited volume "Religion & Politics in Southeast Asia" (Pace University Press, 2020). His research and teaching also currently examines the role of music in the context of 20th and 21st century social movements, trans-regional environmental history of East and Southeast Asia, and the history of Asian religions. His current book project, tentatively titled "Gods of the Soil," examines the creolization of Austronesian Cham religious communities in south-central and southern Vietnam, throughout Cambodia, central Thailand, and peninsular Malaysia.

Research Interests

  • Borderlands
  • Islam
  • Southeast Asia
  • Vietnam
  • New Animism
  • Hinduism
  • Asian Christianity
  • Cambodia
  • Austronesian World
  • Shamanism
  • Mediumship
  • Ancestor Deities

Database Contributions

Entry name ProgressPublished Date modified
Cham Bani November 30, 2021
Cham Ahiér February 10, 2022
The Ppo Romé temple-tower complex (Bimong Kalan Ppo Romé, Tháp Ppo Romé) February 10, 2022
Dalikal Ppo Klaong Garai August 29, 2021
Batak Traditional Religions February 26, 2022
Kaharingan February 26, 2022