Dr. William B. Noseworthy

History of Religion, Southeast Asia, Islam, Hinduism, Syncretism
Dr. William B. Noseworthy
Dr. William B. Noseworthy is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Carroll University. He completed his BA with a double major in History & Religion and a double minor in East Asian Studies & Jewish Studies at Oberlin College in 2007. In 2011 he received his MA in History of Southeast Asia from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he went on to finish his dissertation Khik Agama Cam: Caring for Cham Religions in Southeast Asia, 1651 – 1969 in December 2017. 

In 2014, Dr. Noseworthy was a co-author with Sakaya et al. of the first Cham-Vietnamese-English dictionary to be published with Cham script in Vietnam [Tri Thuc Publishing House]. He has also authored several articles and book chapters including a recent article on Islamic Modernisms in twentieth-century Cambodia and Vietnam in SUVANNABHUMI (2017). His current research and teaching examines Hip Hop & Social Activism as a Global Phenomenon, Vietnamese Literature in Country & in Diaspora, the Politics of Populism & Protest in the 20th century, and the History of Asian Religions. At Goettingen, he will be working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Gods of the Soil: Religion & the State in the Gulf of Thailand Zone.


University of Wisconsin-Madison – Department of History


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