Faculty

NameAreaContact
Associate Professor
History of Buddhism; Indian Philosophy and Religions; Philosophy of Religion; Socially Engaged Buddhism; Ethics
Office: CLE C231
Professor; Southeast Asia - Southeast Asia-Oceania Languages Coordinator & Adviser
Pacific and Asian Studies
Indonesian-Malay Language; Southeast Asian Culture & Literature; Indonesian Theatre & Literature; Southeast Asian Cinema; Graphic Narratives from and About Asia and Asians
Office: CLE C218
Assistant Professor; Graduate Program Adviser
Pacific and Asian Studies
Cultural studies (literature, film, manga/anime); Philosophy (Kyoto School, 20th century European continental); Critical theory; History (modern Japan, East Asia, world)
Office: CLE C227
Assistant Teaching Professor
Pacific and Asian Studies
Teaching Japanese as a second language; Japanese culture
Office: CLE C210
Associate Professor
Pacific and Asian Studies
Cinema: Asian and Japanese, live-action and animated; Japanese literature, modern and pre-modern; Humanism and Identity Issues in Japan; Japanese religions and philosophy; Technology and its implications; science fiction cinema; Horror as a response to social and urban change; Popular culture: traditional, modern, postmodern
Office: CLE C212
Associate Teaching Professor; Japanese Language Placement Coordinator
Pacific and Asian Studies
Teaching Japanese as a second language; second language acquisition; Computer-assisted language learning
Office: CLE C224
Professor; Chinese Studies Coordinator and Adviser
Pacific and Asian Studies
Modern Chinese literature; Modern Chinese visual and performing arts; Asian popular culture; Chinese socialist arts; Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution
Office: CLE C217
Associate Professor; Undergraduate Program Adviser; Chinese Program Adviser
Pacific and Asian Studies
Classical Chinese poetry; poetry of Late Imperial China; Narrative theories; Narrative form and the tradition of the knight-errant
Office: CLE C204
Professor
Pacific and Asian Studies
Urbanization & regional development in China & Asia; Contemporary Chinese society; Culture and creativity in China; Chinese Education
Office: CLE C226
Associate Professor
Pacific and Asian Studies
Japanese language; Sociology of language; Intercultural communication; Second-language pedagogy
Office: CLE C206
Professor; Japanese Studies Coordinator and Adviser
Pacific and Asian Studies
Japanese theatre and literature; Modern drama and fiction; Contemporary culture, science and technology in Japan; Izumi Kyōka and fantastic literature; Religion and folklore studies; The culture of pilgrimage in Japan
Office: CLE C213
Teaching Professor
Pacific and Asian Studies
Teaching Chinese as a second language; Chinese language-teaching through cultural perspectives; Hong Lou Meng (The Dream of the Red Chamber)
Office: CLE C208
Associate Teaching Professor; Chinese Language Placement Coordinator
Pacific and Asian Studies
Second language acquisition; Classroom-based research; Second language writing; Teaching English as a second language; Teaching Chinese as a second language; Chinese linguistics
Office: CLE C220