M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013
B.A., Colby College, 2008
Sessional Lecturer for ASIA 326: Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime and ASIA 305: Asian Horror Cinema in 2022 Winter Term 1.
Haley studies anthropomorphism in premodern Japanese literature. She focuses primarily on plant anthropomorphism (plants turning into humans) in a short story genre called otogizoshi, with an emphasis on how anthropomorphic plant characters reveal connections between popular culture, religion, and performance arts in the late medieval period (approx. 1400-1600).
Haley studied under Professor Tokuda Kazuo on a government MEXT scholarship at Gakushuin Women’s College in Japan from 2016-2018.