William Noseworthy

Institution: McNeese State University
Position: Assistant Professor of Asian History
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Role at DRH: Expert
Area of Research: Southeast Asia


William B Noseworthy [Ph.D.] is an Assistant Professor of Asian History in the Department of History at McNeese State University. He completed his dissertation at the University of Wisconsin, in December 2017. His research and writing have received significant support from programs affiliated with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, the Center for Khmer Studies (Cambodia), University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vietnam), Gottingen University (Germany), and University of Wisconsin system. He has published many book chapters and articles in Vietnamese and English. Recent published works include: an article on “Mother Goddess Worship” in "Suwannabhumi: Multidisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies" (2015) and an article on “Comparative Borderlands” in "Asian Highlands Perspectives" (also 2015), followed by several short essays on Vietnamese and Cambodian Americans for "Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms (ABC-CLIO, 2016)." His research and teaching also currently examines Hip Hop & Social Activism as Global Phenomenon, the Politics of Populism & Protest in the 20th century, History of Maritime Conflict in East & Southeast Asia, and the History of Asian Religions. His current book project, tentatively titled "Gods of the Soil," examines the relationships between religious minorities and the state in the Gulf of Thailand Zone.

Research Interests

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

Database Contributions

Entry name ProgressPublished Date modified
Cham Bani May 24, 2020
Cham Ahiér July 09, 2019
The Ppo Romé temple-tower complex (Bimong Kalan Ppo Romé, Tháp Ppo Romé) September 04, 2019