Faculty & Staff

Asano, Yukiko
Faculty
Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies
LSB 130
Yukiko Asano received her B.A. in Linguistics and French from State University of Wisconsin and Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stony Brook University. Her research interests center on complex-predicate formations in Japanese and across... more
Camp, Margaret
Faculty
Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies
LSB 116
Dr. Maggie Camp is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Linguistics in East Asian Studies and an affiliated faculty member in Gender and Women’s Studies. She received her BA in Japanese and Linguistics from the University of Michigan, Ann... more
Diao, Wenhao
Faculty
Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies
Wenhao Diao is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the interdisciplinary graduate program of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona. ... more
Gabriel, James Philip
Faculty
Professor, East Asian Studies
Teaches courses in modern Japanese literature.   Research interests include the writings of Shimao Toshio, Christianity and Japanese literature, and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Mad Wives and Island Dreams: Shimao Toshio and... more
Ishikawa-Peck, Itsumi
Faculty
Instructor, East Asian Studies
LSB 115
Teaches Elementary and Intermediate Japanese.
Jameson, Alison C
Faculty
Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies
Alison Jameson is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the East Asian Studies Department and an Adjunct Professor in the Religious Studies Department.  Her area of specialization is Song dynasty Neo-Confucianism. She received her M.A. in... more
Jones, Kimberly A
Faculty
Associate Dean, Humanities
Kimberly Jones (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is the Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and a Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. She directed the University of Arizona Japanese language program for many... more
Karatsu, Mariko
Faculty
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies
102 Learning Services Building
Dr. Karatsu’s research addresses topics in the fields of Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics.  In particular, she is interested in Narrative Study, Study of Conversational Storytelling, Presentation of... more
Keller, Kazuyo
Faculty
Instructor, East Asian Studies
LSB 134
Instructor of Japanese Language.
Lanza, Fabio
Faculty
Associate Professor, History
SS 125
Fabio Lanza is a cultural historian of twentieth-century China, with a particular focus on political activism and urban space. He teaches introductory classes on Modern China and Modern East Asia as well as a course on Communist China... more
Lee, Brigitta A
Faculty
Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies
LSB 108
Dr. Brigitta Lee is Assistant Professor of Pre-Modern Chinese Literature at the University of Arizona.  She received an M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies... more
Li, Dian
Faculty
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies
LSB 114
Profession Li's research interests include classical and modern Chinese critical theories, diaspora and translational studies, translation theory and practice, contemporary Chinese poetry and film. Core Courses: New Chinese Cinema, Writer... more
Liu, Feng-Hsi
Faculty
Professor, East Asian Studies
LSB 112
Teaches Chinese linguistics and language. Research interests are primarily in three areas: syntax-semantics interface (aspect and event structure, unaccusativity, quantification), word order variation (the baconstruction, passives, the... more
Pietz, David
Faculty
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies
David Pietz is an Associate Professor of Chinese History and the UNESCO Chair of Environmental History in the University of Arizona’s Department of East Asian Studies.  He is also Director of the Global Studies Program at the UA.  With a... more
Pinnington, Noel J
Faculty
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies
LSB 126
Teaching interests: Pre-modern Japanese literature, culture and languages. Research interests:     Current project: The history of Japanese medieval theatre     Other research: Tokugawa mathematics. Japanese literary and art theories. Nara... more
Piskula, Yuri
Faculty
Instructor, East Asian Studies
LSB 134
Instructor of Japanese Language.
Ren, Hai
Faculty
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies
LSB 128
Hai Ren (任海) is an Associate Professor of East Asian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He received his BA in History and Archeology from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology... more
Shih, Cindy Lee
Faculty
Instructor, East Asian Studies
LSB 111
Teaches Elementary and Intermediate Chinese. 
Smith, Nathaniel
Faculty
Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies
Nathaniel M. Smith joined the East Asian Studies department in August 2013 after two years serving as the Japan Foundation Faculty Fellow in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at UC Santa Barbara. A cultural... more
Suhara, Eiji
Faculty
Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies
Welter, Albert
Faculty
Department Head, East Asian Studies
LSB 104
Professor Welter’s area of academic study is Chinese Buddhism, and he has published in the area of Japanese Buddhism as well. His main research focuses on the study of Buddhist texts in the transition from the late Tang (9th century) to... more
Wu, Jiang
Faculty
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies
LSB 120
Teaches Chinese thought, religion and classical Chinese. Dr. Jiang Wu is currently an associate professor in Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona (Tucson). He received his Masters degree from Nankai University (... more