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Ph.D. University of Virginia
M.A. University of Virginia
B.A. Universitat Pompeu Fabra
I am a scholar of Buddhism with a particular regional focus on Tibet and the Himalayas (Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan). I am an Assistant Professor of Religion at New College of Florida, where I teach courses on Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Contemplative Systems, Hinduism, and Asian Religions in general. I am also interested in the intersection of religion and popular culture and write about it in a blog.
- Forthcoming: The Lamp of Contemplation: Meditation and the Construction of Tibetan Buddhism.
Peer Reviewed Articles
- Forthcoming (October 2019): “In Search of the Lost Manuscript: The Obscure Recension History of the Tenth Century Text The Lamp for the Eye in Meditation.” Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, October 2019.
- “Contemplative Practice, Doxographies, and the Construction of Tibetan Buddhism: Nupchen Sangyé Yeshé and The Lamp for the Eye in Meditation” in Religions2018, 9(11), 360; doi: 10.3390/rel9110360.
- “The Twenty or Eighteen Texts of the Mind Series: Scripture, Transmission, and the Idea of Canon in the Early Great Perfection Literature.” Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines24, January 2018.
- Forthcoming (February 2019): Review of Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks. By Justin Thomas McDaniel. University of Hawai’i Press, 2017. Accepted for publication in Nova Religio.
- Review of Remembering the Lotus-Born. Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Ageby Daniel Hirshberg, in Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines 45, April 2018.
- Review of The Buddha Party: How the People’s Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism by John Powers Nova Religio, vol. 21, no. 3 (February 2018).
- Review of New World Dharma, by Trevor Carolan. Nova Religio, vol. 20, no. 4 (May 2017).
Introduction to Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Chinese Religions, Japanese Religions, Buddhist Meditation, Hinduism, Religion and Popular Culture, Asian Philosophy and Religion, Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions, Theory and Methods in the Study of Religion, God(s)
IN THE MEDIA
- Interview on the HBO series The Leftovers (2018): RNS Religion News Service.
- Interview regarding protests against Vice-President Mike Pence using the iconic costumes from The Handmaid’s Tale (2018): 香港01有限公司 HK01 (A Hong Kong Newspaper)
- Green Legacy Hiroshima Project (2017):Sarasota Magazine, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, FOX 13 News.
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