Faculty

Wesley Jacobsen

Wesley Jacobsen

Professor of the Practice of Japanese Language
Director of the Japanese Language Program

Professor Wesley Jacobsen was born in Tokyo and raised largely in Japan, returning to the U.S. in his later high school years. After graduating from...

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5 Bryant St. #203
p: (617) 495-2982
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:00 - 1:15 pm (by appointment at 5 Bryant #203 or by Zoom)
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David L. Howell

Department Chair
Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Professor of Japanese History

Professor David L. Howell grew up in Hilo, Hawai'i. After graduating from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, he studied at Hokkaido University in Sapporo...

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2 Divinity Ave., Department Chair's Office, room 224, enter through room 222.
p: (617) 495-8367
Office Hours: Fall 2022: Thursday 3:00-5:00 pm in room 224 and by appointment
Janet Gyatso

Janet Gyatso

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Harvard Divinity School

Janet Gyatso is a specialist in Buddhist studies, concentrating on Tibetan and South Asian cultural and intellectual history. She published Women...

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Andover 207, Harvard Divinity School
p: (617) 384-8000
Office Hours: Spring 2022: By appointment, email jgyatso@hds.harvard.edu
Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History

Andrew Gordon’s teaching and research focus primarily on modern Japan but he has also taught Japan’s premodern history and courses on comparative history...

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1730 Cambridge St., CGIS #S236
p: (617) 496-4729
Office Hours: Fall 2022: Monday 1:30-4:00 pm and by appointment. Email hannahperry@fas.harvard.edu to schedule an appointment.
Mark C. Elliott

Mark C. Elliott

Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History
Vice Provost for International Affairs
On leave AY 2022-23

 

Mark Elliott has been at Harvard since 2003, having earned his B.A. and M.A. at Yale and his Ph.D. at University of California at...

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2 Divinity Ave. #134A
p: (617) 496-5343
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Friday 9-11 and by appointment. Please contact Ms Bailey Thaxton bailey_thaxton@harvard.edu in the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.
Carter Eckert

Carter Eckert

Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History

Carter J. Eckert was born in Chicago and trained in European ancient and medieval history at Lawrence College in Wisconsin, and also at Harvard. He...

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2 Divinity Ave. #226B
p: (617) 495-8811
Office Hours: Fall 2022: Mondays 10-Noon by appointment only
Peter K. Bol

Peter K. Bol

Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
On Leave Fall 2022

Peter K. Bol is the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. His research is centered on...

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2 Divinity Ave. #221
p: (617) 495-8361
Office Hours: Spring 2022: Monday 3:30-4 and by appointment onZoom
Ryuichi Abe

Ryuichi Abe

Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions

After completing an undergraduate degree in Economics at Keio University,...

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2 Divinity Ave. #130B
p: (617) 495-4305
Office Hours: Fall 2022: Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm in person and Thursday 3:00-4:30 pm on Zoom by appointment only

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