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Full & Associate Members

The EASC is composed of full members, faculty emeriti, and associate members.

Full members are Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures faculty and other IU faculty with substantial teaching and research interest in East Asia. In consultation with the university administration, full members determine the program objectives of the center, select center directors, and elect the executive committee.

Associate members are faculty at other institutions in the central Midwest region with regular teaching interests in East Asia or other scholars and professionals with strong interests in East Asia.

Listing of Faculty By Academic Department
Listing of Faculty By Geographic Concentration (China, Japan or Korea)

Full Members

With nearly 60 full members, EASC is a focal unit for all of the university’s East Asia-related faculty. Contact individual departments for current information, or use the Find People feature.

Christopher Atwood
Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Mongolian historiography and social history; Late medieval and early modern Chinese history.

Wan-Ning Bao
Associate Professor, IUPUI, Sociology
Education: Ph.D., Iowa State University
Research Areas: International and comparative criminology; crime and delinquency in China.

Yingling Bao
Lecturer, EALC
Education: M.A., Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Research Areas: Chinese pedagogy; cognitive linguistics; sociolinguistics.

Christopher I. Beckwith
Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Old Chinese reconstruction; Mandarin grammar; Japanese grammar; Old Tibetan epigraphy; Koguryo language; comparative-historical and typological linguistics of East Asian languages; Central Eurasian linguistics and premodern history; early transmission of Buddhism from Central Asia to East Asia.

Heather Blair
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Religious cultures of Japan, Heian-period history, lay religiosity, religious landscapes, and textual practices.

Gardner Bovingdon
Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Areas: Comparative and Chinese politics; political economy; ethnic politics; qualitative research methodologies.

Yea-Fen Chen
Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Foreign language pedagogy, foreign language learning strategies, second language acquisition, heritage language learners, technology assisted learning/teaching and distance learning/teaching.

Xiaoqing Diana Chen-Lin
Associate Professor, IU Northwest, History and Philosophy
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: History of China and modern East Asia.

Sheena Choi
Associate Professor, IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Education
Education: Ph.D., State University of New York
Research Areas: Comparative and international education, Korean education, sociology of education.

Laurel L. Cornell
Associate Professor, Sociology, Gender Studies, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Research Areas: Sociology of Japan; East Asian social and historical demographies.

Nicholas Cullather
Full Professor, History
Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia
Research Areas: U.S. foreign relations; Southeast Asia.

Stephanie DeBoer
Assistant Professor, Communication and Culture; Adjunct Assistant Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California
Research Areas: Japanese and Chinese language film, television, and new media; inter-Asia cultural studies; critical approaches to digital media in the context of globalization; multimedia scholarship; theories of space, place, and mobility.

Marc Dollinger
Lawrence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business Administration, Chair of Undergraduate Programs, Business, Editor-in-Chief of Business Horizons
Education: Ph.D., Lehigh University
Research Areas: Chinese management practices; value of a good reputation; minority business enterprise; development of cooperative strategies in fragmented industries.

Michael Dylan Foster
Associate Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Education: Ph.D., Stanford University
Research Areas: Japanese folklore, literature, and film; monster and supernatural studies; legend, popular culture; ritual and festival; tourism.

Sara Friedman
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Gender Studies, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Areas: Gender and sexuality; migration and citizenship; marriage; kinship and reproductive politics; law; ethnicity; China and Taiwan.

Jennifer Goodlander
Assistant Professor, Theatre and Drama
Education: Ph.D., Ohio University
Research Areas: Performing traditions of SE Asia, especially shadow puppetry; Japanese performing arts: noh, kyogen, kabuki, taiko; Asian performance as it intersects with gender studies, ethnography, performance studies, postcolonial theory, visual culture studies.

Yoshiko Okada Green

Senior Lecturer, IU South Bend, World Language Studies
Education: M.S., Indiana University, South Bend
Research Areas: Japanese.

Rick Harbaugh
Associate Professor, Business
Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Areas: Chinese economy; economics of communication; Chinese characters; Internet economy.

Joseph L. Hoffmann
Professor, Law
Education: J.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Criminal law; Japanese law and society.

Ling-yu Hung
Assistant Professor, Archaeology
Education: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis Research
Areas: Craft specialization, ceramics, ritual practice, cultural interaction, social complexity, geoarchaeology and GIS; China and Taiwan.

Michael Ing
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Confucianism; Ritual Theory; Religious Ethics; Theories of Religion; Chinese Thought.

Hye-Seung “Theresa” Kang
Associate Director, EASC
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Research Areas: International Human Resource Development; Organizational Development; Cross-Cultural Adjustment of Corporate Expatriates; Meaning of Work.

Gregory J. Kasza
Professor, EALC, Political Science
Education: Ph.D., Yale University
Research Areas: Modern Japanese politics and business; Japanese social institutions and mass media.

Scott Kennedy
Associate Professor, EALC, Political Science; Director, Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business
Education: Ph.D., George Washington University
Research Areas: Comparative politics; contemporary Chinese and East Asian politics and political economy.

Yoshihisa Kitagawa
Associate Professor, Linguistics
Education: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Research Areas: Japanese linguistics; comparative syntax; interaction of morphology and syntax; syntax-semantics mapping.

Keiko Kuriyama
Assistant Professor, Japanese Language Program Coordinator, EALC
Education: Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Research Areas:  Japanese linguistics; Japanese language and pedagogy; second language acquisition.

Gil Latz
Associate Vice Chancellor of International Affairs, IUPUI; Associate Vice President for International Affairs, IU; Professor, Geography
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas:  Comparative study of regional development policies in Japan, the US and Europe; controversial issues in Japanese politics and society; educational reform in Vietnam; landscape history in Italy; and assessing international learning in American universities.

Edward Lazzerini
Academic Specialist, Central Eurasian Studies; Adjunct Professor, History; Director, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Denis Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Sino-Russian relations, 16th-20th centuries; comparative study of early modern empires (Russian, Chinese, Ottoman, and Spanish); Turkic peoples under Russian and Chinese imperial rule; Eurasian commentary traditions and modernity; intellectual developments within Turkic communities of Central Eurasia, 18th-20th centuries.

Hyo Sang Lee
Associate Professor, Korean Language Program Coordinator, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research Areas: Korean language and linguistics; comparative study of East Asian languages; discourse-pragmatic and cognitive approach to grammar.

Dan Li
Associate Professor, Business
Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Research Areas: Management of multinational enterprises; international strategic alliances; internationalization process.

Charles Lin
Assistant Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona
Research Areas: Psycholinguistics, Chinese linguistics, sentence processing, linguistic anthropology.

Hsien-Chang Lin
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Global health; public health and healthcare systems in East Asian countries; mental health policy; obesity; chronic diseases; medication utilization; health outcomes research; pharmacoepidemiology.

Vivian Ling
Professor, EALC; Director, Chinese Flagship Center
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Chinese linguistics and pedagogy; contemporary China.

Wen-ling Diana Liu
Librarian for East Asian Studies and Tibetan Collection, Herman B Wells Library, East Asian Collection
Education: M.L.S., Indiana University
Research Areas: China and Japan

Julia Chia-li Luo
Lecturer and Associate Coordinator of Chinese Language Program, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Chinese religious and cultural history; inculturation of Christianity in China.

Manling Luo
Assistant Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Research Areas: Pre-modern Chinese narratives; Chinese literati culture; traditional Chinese literature; women and gender studies.

Misako Matsubara
Senior Lecturer, EALC
Education: M.A., Indiana State University, Michigan State University
Research Areas: Japanese pedagogy; language variation and change; gender and language.

Ethan Michelson
Associate Professor, Sociology, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Chinese society; law and society; work; occupations and professions; development.

Osamu James Nakagawa
Associate Professor, Fine Arts
Education: M.F.A., University of Houston
Research Areas: International photography.

Yosuke Nirei
Assistant Professor, IU South Bend, History
Education: Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Research Areas: Japanese history (from the late Tokugawa period); religion and empire; U.S.-Japan, East Asian relations; liberalism in Japan; comparative social, political, and cultural thought in Japan and the West.

Yuri Obata
Assistant Professor, IU South Bend, Communication Arts
Education: Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Research Areas: Mass communication theories; mass communication law and ethics; Comparative media studies, including mass media and popular culture in Japan, North Korea, Bhutan, China.

Scott O’Bryan
Associate Professor, EALC, History
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Areas: Twentieth-century Japanese history; consumption and consumer culture; environmental history; urban history; history of visual culture.

Masato Ogawa
Associate Professor, IU Kokomo, Education
Education: Ed.D., University of Georgia
Research Areas: Secondary education; learning and teaching of history; historical perspectives on issues facing international teachers in U.S. K-12 classrooms; comparative textbook analyses and Japanese education.

Morten Oxenboell
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Education: Ph.D., University of Copenhagen
Research Areas: Premodern Japanese history; global medievalisms; violence and conflict; weak states; martial suicides; banditry

Rowland Ricketts

Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Education: M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
Research Areas: Japanese indigo production; natural dyes.

Jean C. Robinson
Associate Executive Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Political Science; Affiliated Professor, EALC, Gender Studies; Adjunct Professor, West European Studies, Kinsey Institute, Russian and East European Institute
Education: Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Areas: Modern Chinese politics and education; comparative women and family.

Michael Robinson
Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Intellectual and cultural history of modern Korea; Japanese colonialism; popular culture; transnational studies.

Heidi Ross
Professor, Education; Adjunct Professor, EALC; Director, EASC
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Comparative and international education; East Asian schooling; Chinese secondary schooling; gender and schooling.

Richard Rubinger
Professor, EALC; Adjunct Professor, History, Education
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Areas: Japanese history and society; education and literacy.

Edith L. Sarra
Associate Professor, EALC; Adjunct Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Japanese language; classical Japanese literature; feminist literary theory.

Jonathan Schlesinger
Assistant Professor, History
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Environmental history; consumption and commodities; race and ethnicity; comparative empires; early modernity; China and Inner Asia

Yu Shen
Professor, IU Southeast, History
Education: Ph.D., University of London
Research Areas: Modern China; East Asian history.

Elliot Sperling
Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Tibetan language and culture; Sino-Tibetan relations.

Aaron Stalnaker
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Education: Ph.D., Brown University
Research Areas: Comparative religious ethics; philosophy of religions (theistic, non-theistic, and comparative); Chinese thought; Christian thought; moral philosophy; theories of religion.

Marvin Sterling
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research Areas: Japan; Jamaica; race; cultural globalization; identity; performance; human rights.

Judith A. Stubbs
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Curator, Research Scholar, IU Art Museum; Assistant Professor, History of Art
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Japanese and Chinese painting and prints; Buddhist sculpture in India and China to 618.

Henghua Su
Assistant Professor, Chinese Language Program Coordinator, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Areas: Chinese linguistics and language pedagogy; second language acquisition.

Michiko Suzuki
Associate Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Stanford University
Research Areas: Modern and contemporary Japanese literature; cultural and gender studies; material culture in literature; Japanese film.

Kevin Tsai
Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature; Adjunct Assistant Professor, EALC
Research Areas: Traditional Chinese fiction and drama; gender and genre; Greek and Roman literature; East-West comparative studies.

Natsuko Tsujimura
Professor and Chair, EALC; Adjunct Professor, Linguistics
Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona
Research Areas: Japanese language; linguistics and language pedagogy; theoretical linguistics.

Sue M. C. Tuohy
Senior Lecturer, Folklore and Ethnomusicology; Affiliated Faculty, EALC, International Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: East Asian music and folklore; Chinese culture; ethnicity, nationalism, and tourism.

Jing Wang
Assistant Professor, Director of the Chinese Program, IUPUI, World Languages and Cultures
Education: Ph.D., Florida State University
Research Areas: Second language acquisition, Chinese language pedagogy, computer assisted language learning, cultural studies.

Greg Waller
Professor, Communication and Culture
Education: Ph.D., State University of New York
Research Areas: Entertainment and culture; Japanese film; representation of Japan in the United States.

Lars Willnat
Professor, Journalism
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Political and cross-national media effects, public opinion formation, political media in Asia.

Tie Xiao
Assistant Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Modern Chinese literature, visual culture, and intellectual history.

Mieko Yamada
Associate Professor, IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Sociology
Education: Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Research Areas: Sociology of education; international and comparative education; Japanese education; race and ethnic relations; Japanese minority groups; Japanese popular culture.

Reiko Yonogi
Associate Professor, Director of Japanese Studies, IUPUI, World Languages and Cultures
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois
Research Areas: Japanese language and literature; comparative literature.

Xin Zhang
Associate Professor, IUPUI, History
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Modern Chinese history.

Faculty Emeriti

Jurgis Elisonas
Former Chair and Professor Emeritus, EALC; Professor Emeritus, History
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Pre-modern Japanese history; Japan’s international relations.

Robert Eno
Associate Professor, EALC; Adjunct Associate Professor, Philosophy
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Chinese philosophy; early Chinese history.

Eugene C. Eoyang

Professor Emeritus, Comparative Literature, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Chinese literature; Chinese-Western literary relations; theory of translation.

Charles Greer
Professor Emeritus, Geography
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: East Asian cultural and environmental geography; resource management and environment in China.

Yoshio Iwamoto
Former Chair and Professor Emeritus, EALC; Professor Emeritus, Comparative Literature
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Modern Japanese language, literature and culture; Japanese-Western literary relations; Japanese cinema; relationship between literature and politics.

Roger L. Janelli
Professor Emeritus, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Areas: Korean culture and social organization; East Asian ethnography; religion and political economy.

Sumie A. Jones
Professor Emerita, EALC, Comparative Literature; Resident Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Literary theory and semiotics; 18th and 19th century literature and arts, East and West; Japanese culture of the Edo and Meiji periods.

Heejoon Kang
Professor Emeritus, Business
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Business economics and public policy; Korean economic policies.

Susan Nelson
Former Chair and Professor Emerita, EALC; Professor Emerita, Fine Arts
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: East Asian art history; Chinese painting.

Harold Pepinsky
Professor Emeritus, Criminal Justice
Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Alternative control systems; Chinese criminal justice; law and social control in China.

Roy W. Shin
Professor Emeritus, SPEA
Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research Areas: Comparative public and industrial policy, management and development in East Asia; bureaucracy in Korea.

Lynn A. Struve
Professor Emerita, History, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: The political, intellectual, and cultural history of Ming-Qing China.

Yasuko Ito Watt
Professor Emerita, Japanese Language Coordinator, EALC
Education: Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Research Areas: Japanese language pedagogy; applied linguistics.

George M. Wilson
Former Director, EASC; Professor Emeritus, History, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Modern Japanese intellectual and cultural history; nationalism and revolution in Japan; East Asian history.

Margaret M. Yan
Professor Emerita, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Stanford University
Research Areas: Chinese language, linguistics and language pedagogy; Chinese phonology and dialectology.

Associate Members

Arthur S. Alderson
Professor, Sociology
Education: Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill
Research Areas: Social inequality.

Allen Anderson
Professor Emeritus, IU South Bend, Criminal Justice
Education: Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Research Areas: HIV/AIDS in China; HIV/AIDS policy in United States; criminal process in China.

Michael Chambers
Professor, Indiana State University, Political Science
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Areas: International relations; comparative politics; Asian politics.

Scott Clark
Professor, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Anthropology
Education: Ph.D., University of Oregon
Research Areas: Japanese society; engineering ethics in Japan.

Joseph Coleman
Professor of Practice, Journalism
Education: M.I.A., Columbia University
Research Interests: International reporting and newswriting; reporting on East Asia; Aging workers in Japan, US and Europe

Elise Marie Edwards
Associate Professor, Butler University, History and Anthropology
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Sport and Japanese modernity; women’s history; gender and sexuality in Asia; Japanese mass/popular culture.

Brian Flaherty
Assistant Director, Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy
Education: M.A., Indiana University
Research Areas: East Asian philosophy, religion, and martial arts; Chinese language pedagogy.

Robert M. Goodman
Professor, Public Health
Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Research Areas: Global health; cross-cultural competence; East Asian public health approaches.

Xiaorong Han
Associate Professor, Butler University, Department of History and Anthropology
Education: Ph.D., University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Research Areas: Peasant communities; ethnic minorities; regional interactions; China and Vietnam.

Jeffrey Hart
Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Research Areas: International politics; international political economy; politics of competition in high technology industries; politics and film.

Sally A. Hastings
Associate Professor, Purdue University, History
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Modern Japan; Japanese women’s issues.

Denise Ho
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, History
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Modern Chinese history; Cultural Revolution; museum studies; history and memory in East Asia.

Heon Joo Jung
Professor, Yonsei University, Department of Public Administration
Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Areas: Korean political economy; political economy and international relations of East Asia; politics of economic and financial reform; comparative politics.

Margaret Key
Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Modern Japanese literature.

Ling Gao “GaoLing” LeBeau
Associate Director and Graduate Flagship Manager, Chinese Flagship Center
Education: M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D. (in progress) in Higher Education, Indiana University
Research Areas: Campus internationalization; Curriculum internationalization; Foreign language teacher development; Foreign language learner engagement; International faculty development.

Xiaoqing Liu
Assistant Professor, Butler University, Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Education: Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Research Areas: Modern Chinese literature; comparative literature; translation studies.

Andrae M. Marak
Chairperson, Governors State University, Division of Humanities & Social Sciences
Education: Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Research Areas: International Political Economy, Transnational Crime, Gender, Social Construction of Identity.

Andrea Lee McElderry
Professor Emerita, University of Louisville, History
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Chinese business history.

Taemin Kim Park
Associate Librarian, Library Technical Services
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Korean literature; information retrieval; information storage.

Shawn Reynolds
Associate President for International Partnerships, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
Education: M.A., Indiana University
Research Areas: University administration; East Asian trade.

Timothy S. Rich
Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University, Political Science
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Electoral politics in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan;cross-strait relations, North Korean politics, China-Africa relations

William H. Schneider
Professor, IUPUI, History; Director of the Medical Humanities Program; PI for a project funded by the Henry Lucus Foundation on the History of Western Medicine in China, 1800-1950
Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Areas: French history; history of science and medicine, and twentieth-century Europe; global health

Eiji Sekine
Associate Professor and Chair of East Asian Languages, Purdue University, Languages and Cultures
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Japanese literature.

Dmitry Shlapentokh
Associate Professor, IU South Bend, History
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Russia, Asia and China.

Carole Silver
Professor, Law; Director, Law School Survey of Student Engagement
Education: J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Research Areas: Globalization and the legal profession; East Asian legal education and professional regulation; legal education reform; trade in legal services.

Doug Slaymaker
Professor, University of Kentucky, Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Co-Director, Japan Studies Program
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Modern Japan; popular culture in Japan; postwar Japan.

David Stringer
Associate Professor, Second Language Studies
Education: Ph.D., University of Durham
Research Areas: Acquisition; language and spatial cognition; Japanese linguistics.

Kenneth M. Swope
Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi, History
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Ming dynasty military; Chinese political and social history; early modern East Asian international relations; comparative military history.

John Teramoto
Jane Weldon Myers Curator of Asian Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Asian Department
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Japanese art history.

Paul Watt
Professor, DePauw University, Asian Studies, Religious Studies
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Areas: Religion and Japanese culture; Japanese Buddhism; East Asian religions.

Liana Zhou
Director of Library and Archives, Kinsey Institute
Education: M.L.S., Indiana University
Research Areas: Chinese literature; Asian sexuality.