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

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

Chuyun Oh, Fellow in Asian Studies, Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature

B.A. and M.A, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Areas of expertise: performance studies, communication studies, critical cultural studies, media studies

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, the Edmund A. LaFevre 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
Back to Top