Director of Asian Studies
Professor Johnson joined the faculty in the fall of 2013. He has been a visiting researcher at Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany), the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nagoya, Japan), the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto, Japan), and Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). His research draws on primary sources in French, German, and Japanese to explore the shared ground to be found between phenomenology, hermeneutics, and Japanese philosophy as it develops in the aftermath of twentieth-century continental philosophy. For more about his background and research interests, and for his most recent CV, please visit his website.