Halle O’Neal is a specialist in Japanese Buddhist art. Before joining History of Art as a Chancellor’s Fellow in the autumn of 2014, she worked as a Mellon Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University. She completed her PhD in the Kress Department of Art History at the University of Kansas and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.
Her monograph, Word Embodied: Relics, Reliquaries, and Textual Images in the Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas, is forthcoming with Harvard University Press. She has also published articles in The Art Bulletin and the Journal of Oriental Studies.
- Japanese Buddhist art
- Word and image studies
- Relics and reliquaries
- Death commemorations in visual and material culture
- Digital Humanities