Meet Our Faculty

Abhishek Amar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., Dyal Singh College; M.A. and M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ph.D., University of London
Areas of expertise: archaeological history of South Asian religions, especially Buddhist and Hindu traditions; research in themes of inter-religious dynamics, syncretism and religious transformation; colonialism and reconfigurations of sacred centers; and religion and water management in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions

Pankhuree Dube, Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies

B.A., Boise State University; M.A., PhD., Emory University

Steve Goldberg, Associate Professor of Art History

B.A., Brooklyn College of the City University of New York; M.A., University of Hawai'i; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: Chinese art, Japanese art and aesthetics

Masaaki Kamiya, Associate Professor of Japanese

B.A., Dokkyo University; M.A. Ed., East Carolina University; Ph.D., University of Maryland
Areas of expertise: syntax, semantics, language acquisition, pragmatic and Japanese linguistics

Faiza Moatasim, Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies and Visiting Assistant Professor of History

B.Arch., National College of Arts, Pakistan; M.Arch., McGill University; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Kyoko Omori, Associate Professor of Japanese and Chair of East Asian Languages and Literatures

M.A. and Ph.D., Ohio State University
Areas of expertise: modern Japanese literature, especially modernism and youth magazine culture; early 20th-century media, especially cinema and radio; and censorship and the Occupation Era, 1945-52

Lisa Trivedi, Professor of History

B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Areas of expertise: cultural and social history of modern South Asia, specializing in the history of nationalism, colonialism and women

Zhuoyi Wang, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures

B.A., Beijing University; M.A., Beijing University; Ph.D., University of Washington
Areas of expertise: Chinese cinema and literature

Thomas Wilson, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of History

B.A., University of Connecticut; A.M. and Ph.D., University of Chicago
Areas of expertise: Chinese history, culture and religion; Confucian ritual and the imperial cults devoted to Heaven and to Confucius

Steven Yao, Professor of Literature

B.A. and B.S., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Areas of expertise: 20th-century American and British literature, literary translation, Ezra Pound, comparative literature; Asian American literature, especially poetry; global literary modernisms, Asian diasoporas, transpacific literature

Contact Information

Asian Studies Program

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4236 315-859-4390 asianstudies@hamilton.edu
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