Charles Hallisey

Charles Hallisey

Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures
Charles Hallisey

AB, Colgate University
MDiv, Harvard Divinity School
MA, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, University of Chicago

Charles Hallisey served on the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard from 1991 to 2000, and then again in 2007 when he joined the Faculty of Divinity. Prior to returning to Harvard, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin. Since January 2005, he had also been director of Wisconsin's Religious Studies Program. His research centers on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, Pali language and literature, Buddhist ethics, literature in Buddhist culture. He is currently working on a book project entitled Flowers on the Tree of Poetry: The Moral Economy of Literature in Buddhist Sri Lanka.

Professor Hallisey is currently teaching.

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Cambridge MA 02138

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