EAS Faculty

Ryuichi Abe

Ryuichi Abe

Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions
Spring 2017 Office Hours: Wednesday 4 - 5:15 pm and by appointment



After completing an undergraduate degree in Economics at Keio University, Ryūichi Abé acquired a master’s degree from School of Advanced Read more about Ryuichi Abe

2 Divinity Ave. #130B
p: (617) 495-4305
Theodore C. Bestor

Theodore C. Bestor

Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies
Peter K. Bol

Peter K. Bol

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning
Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Spring 2017 Office Hours: By appointment, contact Molly Groome (mgroome@fas.harvard.edu)


As Vice Provost, Peter K. Bol is responsible for HarvardX, the Harvard Initiative in Learning and Teaching, and research on the science of Read more about Peter K. Bol

2 Divinity Ave. #221
p: (617) 495-8361
Nara Dillon

Nara Dillon

Lecturer on East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Lecturer on Government
Spring 2017 Office Hours: Thursday 2-4

Nara Dillon received her B.A. in history from Williams College and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2003 to Read more about Nara Dillon

2 Divinity Ave. #230
p: (617) 495-8366
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 of Read more about Janet Gyatso

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Thursday 1-3 Andover 207, Harvard Divinity School
p: (617) 384-8000
Helen Hardacre

Helen Hardacre

Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society
Spring 2017 Office Hours: by appointment


Professor Helen Hardacre began the study of Japanese religions as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, and she earned her doctorate from the Read more about Helen Hardacre

CGIS South Bldg. S239
p: (617) 496-5844
David Howell

David Howell

Professor of Japanese History
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Spring 2017 Office Hours: Thursday 2-4 and by appointment

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 Read more about David Howell

2 Divinity Ave. #233
p: (617) 495-8367