about

• I am an assistant professor of religious studies at Lawrence University, where I teach courses on Buddhism and Asian religious traditions.

• My current research is focused on two projects, both of which concern the role of knowledge in Buddhism: (1) a book manuscript which investigates the relationships between rational and nonconceptual ways of knowing according to the fifteenth-century Tibetan Buddhist scholar Gorampa Sonam Senge; and (2) an English translation of Gorampa’s encyclopedic and influential text, Synopsis of Madhyamaka (dbu ma’i spyi don), which is being produced under the auspices of the Chödung Karmo Translation Group.

• Other research interests include religion and comics, women and gender minorities in Buddhism, and the intersections of technology and pedagogy in the humanities.

• When I’m not teaching or writing, I’m probably brewing beer, riding a bicycle, or hanging out with my wife and our cats.

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With nuns from the Jampa Choling Nunnery Institute, 2016