Meet Our Faculty

Abhishek Amar

Abhishek Amar, Associate 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
Alexsia Chan

Alexsia Chan, Assistant Professor of Government

B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Areas of expertise: Comparative politics, authoritarian politics, political economy of development, Chinese politics
Steve Goldberg

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

Masaaki Kamiya, Associate Professor of Japanese

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

Kyoko Omori, Associate Professor of Japanese

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
Julie Starr

Julie Starr, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

B.A., B.S., and M.A., Ohio State University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia
Areas of expertise: China, East Asia, cultural anthropology; bodies, gender, race; food, urban ethnography, consumer culture, comparative ethnography, history of anthropology
Lisa Trivedi

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

Zhuoyi Wang, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures

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

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
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Asian Studies Program

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Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4236 315-859-4390 asianstudies@hamilton.edu
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