Academic Conference Presentations
“Esoteric Buddhism Through a Chinese Lens: Religion and the Non-Han Other in Tang China.” International Conference on Network and Identity. Ghent, Belgium.
“The Esoteric Buddhist and Military Cult of Vaiśravaṇa in 8th Century China.” International Association of Buddhist Studies. Taipei, Taiwan.
“Religion as Technology in the Tang Dynasty Cult of Marici.” Association for Asian Studies. Honolulu, HI.
“Seeing Stars: The Chinese Sky and its Ritual Manipulation.” Indiana University Graduate Symposium. Bloomington, IN.
“Amoghavajra and Esoteric Buddhism: The Presentation of Foreign Ritual Technologies in Tang China.” American Academy of Religions. Chicago, IL.
“Practice as Play: Subjective and Objective Aspects of Esoteric Buddhist Ritual.” Indiana University Graduate Symposium. Bloomington, IN.
“Bloodstained Bodhisattva: Amoghavajra’s Militarized Buddhism in Chinese Context.” Midwest American Academy of Religions. Chicago, IL.
“Bloodstained Bodhisattva: Amoghavajra’s Militarized Buddhism in Chinese Context.” Indiana University Graduate Symposium. Bloomington, IN.
Campus and Public Presentations
“Violent Religion in China’s Golden Age.” Washington University in St Louis.
“Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan Art: A Talk to Accompany Weekend Workshop on Traditional Tibetan Thangkas.” Saint Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.
Indiana University Teaching Initiative sponsored by the Wabash Center. Bloomington, IN.
“Religious Extremism: Faith or Framework.” Panel on Religious Extremism sponsored by the Interfaith Center, DePauw University.
“Orientalism and the Ethics of Understanding.” Food For Thought Series by the Center of Spiritual Life, DePauw University.
“Tibet and Its Buddhism: A Public Talk to Accompany the Construction of a Peace Mandala by the Monks of Labrang Tashikyil.” DePauw University.
“Contemporary Chinese Buddhism at Mount Emei.” DePauw University.
Selected Academic Papers
“Subjective and Objective Dimensions of Esoteric Buddhist Ritual.” Bloomington, IN.
“The Samyé Debate and the Construction of Tibetan Identity.” Bloomington, IN.
“Interpolations, Omissions, and Textual Transmission in Early China: The Methodology of Jan Nattier Considered.” Bloomington, IN.
“The Hermeneutic Theory of Paul Ricoeur and Contextual Textual Understanding.” Bloomington, IN.
“Of Mantras and Memes: A Study in Tantra.” Charlottesville, VA.
“Dharmakirti’s Logic as a Defense of Contradiction.” Charlottesville, VA.