College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Maya Stiller

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - History of Art
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Asian Languages & Cultures (Korean Buddhism), UCLA
Primary office:
Spencer Museum of Art
Room 231
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045

Specializes in Korean Art and Visual Culture; Research interests include traditional and contemporary Korean Buddhist art and culture and Korean ceramics.


Ph.D., Asian Languages & Cultures (Korean Buddhism), UCLA

Dr. phil., East Asian Art History (Korean Art), Freie Universität Berlin

Dual B.A./M.A., Korean Studies/Art History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Teaching Interests

  • Korea
  • Korean Art
  • Korean Buddhist Art
  • Korean Buddhism
  • Korean religions
  • East Asian Ceramics, Pilgrimage

Research Interests

  • Korean Buddhist Art, landscape painting, rock inscriptions, calligraphy

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: or 785-864-1478.

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