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Michael Shapiro

Divisional Dean of Humanities
Michael Shapiro

Shapiro, Professor of Asian Languages and Literature and Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, has served as divisional dean of humanities since January 2012. He also served as chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature from 1992 to 1997 and from 2005 to 2010.  A specialist in South Asian languages, his  teaching and research deal with the linguistic structures of Hindi and related languages, as well as with the analysis and interpretation of works of Indian literature.