Faculty at the School of Arts and Humanities
J. Michael Farmer
Areas of Specialization: Chinese Studies
Office: JO 5.612
Mail Station: JO 31
Email: [email protected]
I am an Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at UTD. I teach courses on Chinese history, thought, culture, and art, as well as Historical Inquiry.
My research focuses on early and medieval China. In particular, I work on the history and culture of early medieval Sichuan, as well as the historiography of China between the Han and Tang dynasties, women in traditional China, and the Silk Roads.
I am a demanding instructor, and expect my students to take advantage of the opportunities that a university education provides to improve their understanding of the past, the world, and themselves, in addition to developing valuable life skills such as the ability to read carefully, think critically, and communicate clearly and concisely.
Prior to my arrival at UTD, I taught at Brigham Young University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Chinese Literature)
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Chinese Literature)
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Chinese History)
B.A. University of Texas at Austin (Oriental and African Languages and Literatures)
Curriculum Vitae: J. Michael Farmer's CV