Haun Saussy

University Professor Department of Comparative Literature and the College

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Professor Saussy joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011. He received his B.A. (Greek and Comparative Literature) from Duke University and his M.Phil and Ph.D from Yale (Comparative Literature); between undergraduate and graduate schools, he studied linguistics and Chinese in Paris. He has previously taught at UCLA, Stanford, Yale, the City University of Hong Kong, and the Université de Paris-III. He was president (2009-2011) of the American Comparative Literature Association and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University of Chicago Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society.

Research subjects include Classical Chinese poetry and commentary; literary theory; comparative study of oral traditions; problems of translation; pre-twentieth-century media history; ethnography and ethics of medical care.