Susan Matisoff

Japanese Literature

Susan Matisoff, Professor, received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1973. She taught at Stanford (1972-1999) before joining the Berkeley faculty. After serving as Chair for four years, she continued to teach in the department until 2006. In retirement she is finding more time for research and writing on various topics related to noh drama as well as sekkyƓ-bushi, a form of early Tokugawa period puppet theater that developed from medieval oral narrative traditions.