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• I am an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Lawrence University, where I teach Asian Religious traditions. Additionally, I am affiliate faculty with the Rangjung Yeshe Institute’s Online Learning Program based in Boudhanath, Nepal, and with the Vasudhaiva Institute based in Oslo, Norway.

• My research involves investigating the relationships between different types of knowledge. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the relationships between rational and nonconceptual ways of knowing, as they are expressed in Tibetan Buddhist philosophical systems. I’m currently revising a book manuscript that considers some of the aspects of these relationships from the perspective of the 15th-century Tibetan scholar Gorampa Sonam Senge in his text, General Meaning of Madhyamaka (dbu ma’i spyi don). I am also collaborating on an English translation of this text.

• Other research interests include religious practices in Kinnaur, women and gender minorities in Buddhism, and the growing role of technology in the humanities.

• When I’m not teaching or writing, I’m probably brewing beer, learning the banjo, or practicing Ashtanga Yoga.

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With nuns from the Jampa Choling Nunnery Institute, 2016