East/Southeast Asia

Junette Galagala-Nacion

Country: Philippines

School: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: An exploration of Pauline passages that reference Gentiles in order to consider how Christian identity is preserved and negotiated in the Filipino context

Kazusa Okaya

Country: Japan

School: University of Durham (UK)

Area of Study: Christian Ethics

Research Focus: Reconciliation, repentance, and forgiveness, especially in public settings

Kevin

Country: Hong Kong, Philippines

School: De La Salle University (Philippines)

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Research Focus: Mental health care for those in vulnerable situations, especially refugees of various faith backgrounds.

Laise Sindra

Country: Brazil, Thailand

School: Payap University (Thailand)

Area of Study: Peacebuilding

Research Focus: How Christian NGOs can combat human trafficking, especially of children, in Southeast Asia’s violent contexts.

Kiran Sharma

Country: Nepal

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Practical Theology

Research Focus: Christian financial stewardship in Nepal.

David Lian

Country: Myanmar

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Biblical Studies

Research Focus: How suffering forms community identity in the book of Philippians.

Evangeline

Country: China

School: Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) (USA)

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Research Focus: Secularization and postmodernism in China.

Saralen Tran

Country: Vietnam

School: Asia Graduate School of Theology (Philippines)

Area of Study: Transformational Learning

Research Focus: Factors that limit the success of students from ethnic minorities at theological schools in Vietnam.

Dr. Siew Pik Lim (Malaysia)

Country: Malaysia

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Identity Protected (China)

Country: China

School: London School of Theology (UK)

Area of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Focus: A theology of the Godhead in the Gospel of John for the Chinese Church, with implications of Christ’s portrayal in Revelation for Christian worship and missions.

Dr. Eva Wong

Country: Malaysia

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: A study of the Assemblies of God of Malaysia from classical to contemporary times with special reference to Joel 2:28-32.

Identity Protected (Cambodia)

Country: Cambodia

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: Exodus 19-24 and Ancient Near Eastern law collections as a lens for understanding Cambodian and Hong Kong faith and politics.

Michelle Mingyue Kang

Country: China

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: The historical roots of Sinicization, with particular emphasis on the legacy and thought of public theologian Bishop Ding Guan Xun (known as K.H. Ting in the West).

Dr. Kei Hiramatsu (Japan)

Country: Japan

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: Christian suffering in conformity to Christ in 2 Corinthians 11-12.