about

• I am an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Lawrence University, where I teach courses on Buddhism and Asian religious traditions.

• My research focuses on the role of knowledge in Buddhism. 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, Synopsis of Madhyamaka (dbu ma’i spyi don). I am also collaborating on an English translation of this text.

• 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 cats.

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With nuns from the Jampa Choling Nunnery Institute, 2016