Matthew Hayes, Ph.D.
Librarian for Japanese Studies and Asian American Studies
Matthew Hayes is the Librarian for Japanese Studies and Asian American Studies in the International and Area Studies (IAS) Department. His work includes research consultations, library instruction, collections management, and web-based guides. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) and the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and is actively involved with Duke's Asia/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES). Matthew earned a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies and a Master's degree in Asian Studies at the University of Oregon. He completed his Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA with a focus on early modern Japanese Buddhism. His current research investigates processes of ritual learning among laity and monastics from the Edo period (1603-1868) through mid-Meiji period (1868-1912), with a narrow focus on both scholastic and hymnal practices surrounding ceremonial lectures (kōshiki 講式).