Charles Hallisey
Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures

Charles Hallisey is the Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures at Harvard Divinity School. He has taught at Harvard Divinity School since 2007. Hallisey’s research centers on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, Pali language and literature, Buddhist ethics, and literature in Buddhist culture. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Loyola University in Chicago, and Harvard University. His most recent book is Sensitive Reading: The Pleasures of South Asian Literature in Translation, co-edited with Yigal Bronner. He is also the translator of Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women. Hallisey holds an AB from Colgate University, MDiv from Harvard Divinity School, AM from University of Pennsylvania, and PhD from University of Chicago.