Timothy O’Neill

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Timothy O’Neill
Xavier Hall
  • Professional
  • Personal


  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., University of Maryland

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • East Asian History
  • Chinese History
  • Historiography
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Hermeneutics
  • Language Theory


  • Ideography and Chinese Language Theory: A History, (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016) : View Book


Timothy O’Neill specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of East Asia, with a research focus on traditional China. His scholarly interests include historiography, gender and sexuality, hermeneutics, and language theory. He is currently working on his second book, concerned with the Han dynasty historian Sima Qian. Outside of work he enjoys video games, fiction, film, and cooking.