Japanese Section Faculty
Assistant Professor of Japanese, Major & Minor Advisor
|Office: Miller Hall 122A|
Ph.D., University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Areas of Expertise: Japanese cinema and gender studies; Women working in Japanese media industries; Film theory, genre theory, transnational cinemas and star texts, feminist theory, and queer theory.
Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics, Section Coordinator, Study Abroad Advisor
|Office: Miller Hall 217E|
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington.
Instructor of Japanese
|Office: Miller Hall 222D|
Professor of Japanese (1997), East Asian Studies Program Director
|Office: Miller Hall 222C|
Ph.D., Nagoya University, Japan
Prof. Tomasi's areas of expertise include modern Japanese literature and rhetoric. He is the author of Rhetoric in Modern Japan: Western Influences on the Development of Narrative and Oratorical Style (University of Hawaii Press, 2004), The Literary Theory of Shimamura Hōgetsu (1871-1918) and the Development of Feminist Discourse in Modern Japan (Mellen, 2008), and The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature: Metaphors of Christianity (Routledge, 2018). He is also the editor of Religion and Spirituality in Japanese Literature (PAJLS 16, 2015).
Professor of Japanese and East Asian Studies
|Office: Miller Hall 218E|
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Research interests: Nishida philosophy, intercultural philosophical studies; Raimon Panikkar's thought, women's spirituality Buddhism and Christianity