Paulina Kolata

I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies at Lund University, Sweden. My work explores ethnographically the socio-economic and demographic complexities of religion in contemporary Japan, focusing on Buddhism, depopulation, and people’s everyday lived experiences

Barbra Clayton

Dr. Barbra Clayton is a scholar of classical Indian and contemporary Buddhism. A specialist in ethics, she is the author of Moral Theory in Śāntideva’s Śikṣāsamuccaya: Cultivating the Fruits of Virtue, as well as numerous other publications in this area, including the Oxford Handbook of

Sarah Jacoby

Sarah Jacoby studies Asian Religions with a specialization in Tibetan Buddhism. She received her B.A. from Yale University, majoring in women’s studies, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia’s Department of Religious Studies. She is an

Huili Stout

I am a Chinese immigrant, wife, mother, and a Ph.D. student interested in the Chinese religious traditions. I have designed and taught an undergraduate course titled “Zen, Tao, and Confucianism: a Textual and Artistic Experience with the Chinese Tradition” at

Ma Zhen

Ma Zhen is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Religious Diversity. She is currently working on a project dealing with transnational interactions between southwest China and Myanmar, with a focus on the two interrelated issues of Theravada Buddhist networks and

Meng Zhang

I hold my doctorate degree in religious studies at Indiana University Bloomington and am now working as an assistant professor at Huaqiao University, Xiamen, China. I am primarily interested in early Confucianism, contemporary philosophical ethics in the analytical tradition, theories

Florence Pasche Guignard

Florence Pasche Guignard is an assistant professor in religious studies at the Université Laval in Quebec City where she teaches courses on South Asian and other religions. Her research addresses topics in historical and contemporary contexts at the intersection of