Research interests: Markets and the cultural construction of economic institutions; global seafood industries and commodity chains; the globalization of food supply; natural resources and regimes of ownership; and Japan, Korea, and North America.
Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English
Co-Creator of Humanities 11c. Frameworks: The Art of Reading
Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, the Director of the Humanities Center and the Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University. Bhabha is the author of numerous works exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, and cosmopolitanism, among other themes. Some of his works include Nation and Narration and The Location of Culture, which was reprinted as a Routledge Classic in 2004. Harvard University Press will publish his forthcoming book A Global Measure, and Columbia University Press will publish his next book The Right to Narrate.
He Bian will be writing her dissertation, "Singular Natures: Pharmacology and Society in China, 1600-1800." She uses Ming-Qing materia medica books, local gazetteers and early pharmacy inventory lists to examine how new trends in natural philosophical inquiry are entangled with commodification of pharmaceuticals during the late imperial period. Her faculty advisor is Professor Shigehisa Kuriyama.
Research interests: Song manuscript culture; imperial Song management of China’s cultural legacy; auspicious visuality in China; "Bird-and-Flower Painting in Song China: An Aesthetic of Information and its Visual Outcomes"