Japanese Section Faculty
Professor of Japanese (1997), Japanese Major & Minor Advisor, 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).
Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics, Section Coordinator, Study Abroad Advisor
|Office: Miller Hall 217E|
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington.
Assistant Professor of Japanese
|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.
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