New Faculty: Drisana Misra

Drisana Misra

Provost's New Faculty Fellow (Starting July 2024 as Assistant Professor), Asian Studies

Academic focus:

Transregional early modern Japan 

Current research project: 

Preparing a monograph on the material and intellectual exchanges between the Japanese archipelago, the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 

 Previous positions:

  • Research Affiliate, Department of History, University of Sydney, Australia, 2021-2023

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., East Asian languages and literatures, Yale University, 2023 
  • B.A., Comparative literature, Yale University, 2013 

Last book read:

“When Species Meet” by Donna Haraway 

In your own time/when not working:

Taking my toddler to the park, cooking (and freezing large quantities of) Puerto Rican and Indian dishes for my family, coastal bush walks in Sydney  

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Classical Japanese language; Japan and the early modern globalization 

What most excites you about Cornell:

Cornell’s interdisciplinary ethos and building a community with other early career scholars 

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