Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University at Albany
M.S., University at Albany
B.A., University at Albany
060B, Social Science
Phone: (518) 442-5300
Fax: (518) 442-5301
His 158: The World in the 20th Century
His 177: Cultures and Societies of East Asia
His 260 China in Revolution
His 389: Topics in Asian History
Current Research Interests:
The Dorje Shugden controversy; Tibetan Buddhism, culture and politics in the West; sectarianism in the Tibetan Buddhist diaspora; nationalism and identity amongst minorities in China; intersections of religion, politics and violence in Asia; the Falun Gong.
Most Recent Publication:
“An Analysis of Western Involvement in the Dorje Shugden Controversy” (working title). Chapter in
Edited volume of select papers presented at Buddhism without Borders, Conference 2010. SUNY Press, Forthcoming.
Tibetan Buddhism” in Steven A. Leibo, East and Southeast Asia 2007 (40th edition, Harpers Ferry, WV: Stryker-Post Publications, 2007).
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