Faculty and Staff
Cross Cultural Studies
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Director of Cross Cultural Studies
Chair of Asian Languages & Literature
Stanford, B.A.; Ochanomizu, M.A.; Harvard, Ph.D.; Japanese language and literature, especially modern fiction, with particular emphasis on Natsume Soseki, Mishima Yukio, Shimao Toshio, and Kono Taeko. Mishima Yukio, The Way of the Samurai (1977). Translator, The Sting of Death and Other Stories by Shimao Toshio (1985); co-author, Women in Japanese Society: An Annotated Bibliography (1992). Special interest in Cross Cultural Theory and Women & Gender Studies.
Coordinator of South Asian Studies
Professor of Religion Wesleyan, B.A.; University of Wisconsin (Madison), M.A., Ph.D.; the religions of South Asia, Indian Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan ritual and meditative practices, Asian religious poetry, mysticism. Co-author, The Wheel of Time: Kalachakra in Context (1985); author, Is Enlightenment Possible? (1993); co-editor, Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre (1996), Buddhist Theology (2000).
Tianjin Normal University, B.A.; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), M.A.; University of Massachusetts (Amherst), M.A., Ph.D.; Chinese language and literature, especially comparative study of Chinese, English, and American fiction. Translator and editor, Selected Works of Joseph Conrad (in Chinese, 1985); translator, The Shadow Line (in Chinese, 1997). Author, Strangers in Strange Lands (in Chinese, 1991); A Study of Dragons, East and West (1992); Hearing Rain from a Passing Boat (in Chinese, 2000).
Director of French and Francophone Studies
Professor of French
(Princeton University, PhD), teaches on the French Classical tradition, French and Swiss Francophone cultures, and global journeys of self-discovery. Her publications include work on seventeenth-century women writers such as Madame de Lafayette and Mademoiselle de Montpensier, as well as on intercultural theory and practice. Born in Venezuela of Hungarian parents, and a so-called “global nomad,” she has also been active in the cross-cultural studies program. Her current research focuses on bilingualism and multilingualism in literature, Swiss Francophone identity, and intercultural studies. In 2007-2011 she served as Associate Dean of the College.
Associate Professor; Université de Nantes, licence en lettres modernes et philosophie; Stanford, M.A., Ph.D. Goethezeit, History of Ideas, Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries, Postwar German Literature,TheGerman Bildungsroman, German Film.
Professor of Physics