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M. Alyson Prude

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Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

3301E Newton
mprude@georgiasouthern.edu
912.478.5471

Ph.D. in Religious Studies (South Asian Religions and Buddhist Studies), University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011

I study contemporary Himalayan Buddhism with a focus on the relationships between normative Buddhist and indigenous traditions. My book project is an account of the delog (literally “returned from death”) tradition as practiced in Nepal and eastern Tibet. I enjoy incorporating an ethnographic approach into my courses in the religions and cultures of South and East Asia.
RECENT COURSES
Introduction to Religion
Buddhism
Asian Religions
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 “Bhutanese Buddhist Traditions.” The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism. Ed. Michael Jerryson. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
Cover-Eminent-Buddhist-Women-edited “Kunzang Drolkar: A Delog in Eastern Tibet.” Eminent Buddhist Women. Ed. Karma Lekshe Tsomo. Albany: SUNY Press, 2014. (pp. 169-184).
Cover-Asian-Network-Exchange-edited “A Classroom of Bunnies, Blimps, and Werewolves: Teaching Asian Religions Online in Second Life.” ASIANetwork Exchange 20.2 (Spring 2013): 1-12.

 

Last updated: 3/21/2016

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