Alumni

Alumni

Recent doctoral graduates of the department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations who work in Buddhist studies include:

Divinity School alumni who work in Buddhist studies include the following graduates from the History of Religions program:

  • James Egge, Associate Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University
  • Erik Davis, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Macalaster College
  • Alicia Turner, Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University
  • John Strong, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies and Asian Studies at Bates College, and the author, most recently, of Relics of the Buddha (Princeton University Press, 2004)
  • John Holt, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the Humanities in Religion & Asian Studies at Bowdoin College, the author, most recently, of The Buddhist Visnu (Columbia University Press, 2004), and the Divinity School's 2007 alumnus of the year
  • Anne Blackburn, Associate Professor of South Asian Studies at Cornell University, and author of Buddhist Learning and Textual Practice in Eighteenth-Century Lankan Monastic Culture (Princeton University Press, 2001) 
  • Jacob Kinnard, Associate Professor of Comparative Religious Thought at Iliff School of Theology, and author of Imaging Wisdom: Seeing and Knowing in the Art of Indian Buddhism (RoutledgeCurzon, 1999)
  • Elizabeth Wilson, author of Charming Cadavers: Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature (University of Chicago Press, 1996), and Professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University of Ohio
  • Julie Gifford, Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University 
  • Jason Carbine, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Whittier College
  • Thomas Borchert, Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Vermont

Divinity School alumni in Buddhist studies also include graduates from the Philosophy of Religion program: