Our world-renowned faculty members in the School of International Letters and Cultures solve prominent issues facing communities worldwide through research. From exploring the meaning of butterflies in Chinese and Korean culture to addressing the effect of interpersonal violence in Latin America, our faculty-led research projects have unprecedented value for cultures and communities across the globe.
Faculty Head of Spanish and Portuguese and Regents Professor, Portuguese & Spanish
Foster research focuses on the cultural production of Latin American cities, with emphasis on Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City and with a particular interest in women's history, queer theory, and sexual identities, and Jewish cultural identity. The genres of cultural production with which he basically concerns himself are narrative,... more
Tillman's primary research focus is Confucian thinking during the Song, Jin and Yuan periods of Chinese history and its relevance to issues in modern and contemporary China. A major current project is the revival of Confucianism (and particularly Zhu Xi culture) in contemporary China. This project has already resulted in several articles... more
I work primarily in the Hellenistic period, the time after Alexander the Great but before Augustus, when Greek language and culture spread broadly across the Mediterranean. At that time, the Greek people had to deal with their own discontinuity in space and time from their heritage, and with their constant contact with very different peoples.... more
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