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Charles Hallisey

Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures at Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • Religious Studies
  • Theravada Buddhism
  • Pali language and literature
  • Buddhist ethics
  • Literature in Buddhist culture

Major works

  • Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women (Harvard University Press, 2015).
  • Currently working on a book project entitled “Flowers on the Tree of Poetry: The moral Economy of Literature in Buddhist Sri Lanka

About Me

Dr. Charles Hallisey is a Professor at Harvard Divinity School and the Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures. He received his Ph.D. at University of Chicago and previously taught in the Department of Theology at Loyola University in Chicago, and at Harvard University, where he was John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities in the Committee on the Study of Religion and the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies from 1996 to 2001.

Courses and Programs taught by Charles Hallisey

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