Richard A. O’Connor
Biehl Professor of International Studies
B.A., The College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
The former Director of Sewanee’s Center for Teaching, O’Connor has done research on campus religious ethos and undergraduate learning. Together with Penny Van Esterik of York University, Canada, he is completing one book on anorexia nervosa and another on breastfeeding as a bio-cultural activity. He is a recipient of Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Social Science Research Council awards and has held post-doctoral positions at Kyoto University, Japan, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.