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Robert J. Culp
Associate Professor of History; Director Asian Studies Program

Phone: 845-758-7395
E-mail: culp@bard.edu

 

 

B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, Spencer Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, Committee for Scholarly Communication with China. Articles and reviews in Modern China, Twentieth-Century China, and Journal of Asian Studies. At Bard since 1999.

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pic_fac-baruahSanjib Baruah
Professor of Political Studies

Phone: 845-758-7204
E-mail: baruah@bard.edu

 

 

B.A., Cotton College, Gauhati, India; M.A., University of Delhi, India; Ph.D., University of Chicago. Concurrent appointment: Honorary Professor, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. At Bard since 1983.

 

Ian Buruma
Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism

Phone: 845-758-8170
E-mail: buruma@bard.edu

 

 

Studies in Chinese literature and history at Leyden University; graduate studies in Japanese cinema at Nihon University, Tokyo. Documentary filmmaker and photographer in Tokyo (1977–80); cultural editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Hong Kong (1983–86); foreign editor of The Spectator, London (1990–91). Fellowships: Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin (1991–92); Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. (1998–99); Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford (1999–2000). Regular contributor to New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, New Republic, New Yorker, and The Guardian. Books include Behind the Mask (1983); God’s Dust (1988); Playing the Game (1990); The Wages of Guilt (1995); The Missionary and the Libertine (1997); Anglomania: A European Love Affair (1999); Bad Elements (2001); Inventing Japan: 1853–1964 (2003); Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006). Coauthor, Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies (2004). At Bard since 2003.
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Richard H. Davis (On sabbatical Spring 2016)
Professor of Religion; Director, Religion Program

Phone: 845-758-7364
E-mail: rdavis@bard.edu
Website: http://inside.bard.edu/~rdavis
Curriculum Vitae — Davis

 

 

Richard H. Davis is Professor and Chair of Religion and Asian Studies Programs at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Formerly he taught as assistant and associate professor at Yale University. His most recent publication is The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography (Princeton University Press, 2014). He is author of four other books: Ritual in an Oscillating Universe: Worshiping Siva in Medieval India (Princeton, 1991), Lives of Indian Images (Princeton, 1997, winner of the 1999 A. K. Coomaraswamy Award from the Association for Asian Studies), Global India, circa 100 CE: South Asia in Early World History (AAS, 2010), and A Priest’s Guide for the Great Festival (Oxford, 2010). He has edited two volumes, Images, Miracles, and Authority in Asian Religious Traditions (1998) and Picturing the Nation: Iconographies of Modern India (2006). He is also author of a catalog of early Indian religious prints, Gods in Print: Masterpieces of India’s Mythological Art (Mandala, 2012). Currently he is continuing work on the reception history of the Bhagavad Gita, and starting work on a cultural history of early India. He maintains a collection of popular religious prints from India, the Davis God Poster Collection, at Bard College

Sanjaya DeSilva
Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: 845-758-7072
E-mail: desilva@bard.edu

 

 

B.A., Macalester College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. Research associate, Levy Economics Institute (2009– ); visiting fellow, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2004). Areas of expertise include development economics and applied microeconomics. Current research interests include employment and education policy, race and immigration in housing markets, and technological change in rice farming. Recent publications in American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Housing Studies. At Bard since 2000.


Mika Endo
Assistant Professor of Japanese

Phone: 845-758-7231
E-mail: mendo@bard.edu
Curriculum Vitae — Endo

 

 

B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. Has taught Japanese language and literature at University of Chicago; DePaul University; North Central College, Napierville, Illinois; and in Tokyo. Has worked as interpreter (Japanese to English) and translator. Examiner for Japanese language exams, Chicago Theological Seminary (2010). At Bard since 2011.
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Patricia Karetzky
Oskar Munsterberg Lecturer in Art History

Phone: 845-758-7247
E-mail: karetzky@bard.edu
Website: www.karetzky.com
Curriculum Vitae – Kareztky

 

Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky is the O Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art at Bard College, New York and Adjunct Professor at Lehman College, City College of New York. She has dual interests in contemporary and medieval Chinese art. She was the editor of the Journal of Chinese Religions for over 5 years and published several books and articles on medieval Chinese religious art and numerous articles on contemporary art in such journals as Yishu, the Journal of Contemporary Art, and Paradoxa n. She has also curated exhibitions and written catalogues on Chinese contemporary art.  At Bard since 1988.


Laura Kunreuther
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 845-758-7215
E-mail: kunreuth@bard.edu

 

 

B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan. Extensive on-site research in Kathmandu. Awards include Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, NMERTA South Asia Fellowships (2). Author of numerous articles and conference presentations. At Bard since 2001.


Lim profile picWah Guan Lim
Assistant Professor of Chinese

Phone: 845-758-7392
E-mail: wglim@bard.edu

 

 

Dr. Lim received his B.A. from the University of New South Wales, Australia, M.St. in Chinese Studies from Oxford University, M.A. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and Ph.D. in Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture from Cornell University. A scholar of transnational Chinese literature and performance and a speaker of several Chinese dialects, Dr. Lim has conducted research in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and his native Singapore. His work centers on Sinophone literature and theater. His dissertation, “Performing ‘Chinese-ness’: Articulating Identities-of-Becoming in the Works of Four Sinophone Theater Director-Playwrights in the 1980s,” examines the social, political, and artistic implications of these works in a transnational and comparative framework by highlighting the importance of language and geopolitics in the formation of social identity. While foregrounding the role of theater in the production of ethno-national identities, Dr. Lim demonstrates how these dramatists problematize essentialist notions of Chinese-ness and negotiate the discursive space in the competing discourse of nationalism and self-identity. He has contributed extensively to journals and conferences, both in English and Chinese, in the field of Sinophone studies.
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ShockeyNate Shockey
Assistant Professor of Japanese 

Phone: 845-758-6822
E-mail: nshockey@bard.edu

 

 

B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Waseda University, Tokyo; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University. Teaching interests include modern Japanese literature, intellectual history, and visual culture, media theory and history, representations of urban space of the modern metropolis, and 20th century mass movements and political culture. He is at work on a manuscript tentatively entitled “The Typographic Imagination: Writing, Reading, and Thinking in Modern Japan’s Age of Mass-Produced Print Media.” Research interests include book history and the economics of literary production, the politics of publishing, language reform and linguistic thought, and the history of advertising. He has published in both English and Japanese, most recently “Words Within Walls: Reading Hayama Yoshiki’s Prison Diaries,” in Tomi Suzuki and Hirokazu Toeda, ed. “Censorship, Media, and Literary Culture in Japan: From Edo to Postwar.” At Bard since 2012.


Richard Suchenski
Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts

Phone: 845-758-6822 x6482
E-mail: rsuchens@bard.edu

 

 

B.A., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., joint Ph.D. (Film Studies and History of Art), Yale University. Film historian; has curated and organized retrospectives, series, traveling programs, and interdisciplinary conferences focusing on filmmakers, film movements, and particular moments from the silent era to the present at a number of venues including Anthology Film Archives, Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, Harvard Film Archive, Princeton University, and Bard College. Frequent contributor to The Moving Image and Senses of Cinema; articles published or forthcoming in Robert Bresson (Indiana University Press, 2012), Olivier Assayas (Austrian Film Museum/Columbia University Press, 2012), Ashish Avikunthak (Aicon Gallery, 2012), The Cinema World of Pedro Costa (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2010), Robert Beavers: My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure (Pacific Film Archive, 2009), Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (Routledge, 2005), and the journals Studies in French Cinema, Positions: Asia Cultures Critique, and L’Esprit Créateur. Has taught at Yale Summer Film Institute. Recipient, Whiting Fellowship (2009-2010); Stavros S. Niarchos Research Fellowship (2008); others. At Bard since 2010.
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eus profileYuka Suzuki
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 845-758-7219
E-mail: ysuzuki@bard.edu

 

 

B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Yale University. Awards include Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship; Wenner-Gren Foundation Predoctoral Research Grant. Author, Drifting Rhinos and Fluid Properties: The Turn to Wildlife Production in Zimbabwe (Journal of Agrarian Change); coeditor, Zimbabwe: The Politics of Crisis and the Crisis of Politics. At Bard since 2003.

wolfTom Wolf
Professor of Art History

Phone: 845-758-7247
E-mail: wolf@bard.edu

 

 

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Paintings exhibited at Artists Space, New York; Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art; Koslow Gallery, Los Angeles; Art Gallery of Western Australia. Curator, Dutch Scripture Paintings; Konrad Cramer; Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Painter/Photographer;and Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony. Author, Konrad Cramer: A Retrospective; Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1986); Woodstock’s Art Heritage (1987); Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s Women (1993); among other exhibitions. Essays in Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony (2003); Carl Eric Lindin, from Sweden to Woodstock (2004). Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Winterthur Museum and Library Fellowships. At Bard since 1971.


YingLi-Hua Ying
Associate Professor of Chinese

Phone: 845-758-7545
E-mail: ying@bard.edu
Curriculum Vitae – Ying

 

 

B.A., Yunnan Normal University, China; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. Instructor of Chinese, Southwestern University (1988–90). Executive director, Calligraphy Education (2002– ). At Bard since 1991.
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Junji Yoshida
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese (2016-2017)

Office: Seymour 101 (Warden’s Hall)
Extension: 4506

 

 

B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University; M.A., Kyushu University; Ph.D., University of Oregon. Previously taught Japanese studies at Old Dominion University, Japanese film and literature at New York University, and Japanese literature and language at Wesleyan University. He was also a postdoctoral fellow in Japanese studies at the University of Chicago. Publications include the book chapter “Laughing in the Shadows of Empire: Humor in Yasujiro Ozu’s The Brother and Sister of the Toda Family (1941),” in Ozu and His Influences (Oxford University Press, in production); and a translation of Jeffrey E. Hanes’ “Osaka versus Tokyo,” in The Culture of Everyday Life: Moving Boundaries and Private Space in Early Twentieth-Century Japan (Kashiwa Shobo, forthcoming). His current book project is Origins of Japanese Film Comedies and Questions of Colonial Modernity, a dissertation-based manuscript. At Bard since 2016.
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