Berggruen Research Fellow in Indian Philosophy
Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK, 2016 – 2018
Full member, Faculty of Philosophy
Associate member, Faculty of Oriental Studies
Fellow, Berggruen Philosophy & Culture Center
Assistant Professor of Asian Religions
Hampshire College, USA, 2015 – Present (on leave 2016 – 2018)
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Ho Center for Buddhist Studies Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford University, USA, 2015 – 2017 (declined)
Inaugural recipient of fellowship awarded once every two years to a single scholar in all fields of Buddhist studies who is up to five years out from completion of the Ph.D.
M.A., M.Phil. & Ph.D. Columbia University (2009 - 2015)
East Asian Languages and Cultures ~ Religion
Inaugural Cihui Foundation Faculty Fellow in Chinese Buddhism
M.Phil. Robinson College, University of Cambridge (Distinction) (2008 – 2009)
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies ~ Persian
Soudavar Memorial Research Scholar in Persian Studies
B.A. & M.A. Institute for Chinese Studies & Wadham College, University of Oxford (2004 – 2008)
Oriental Studies ~ Chinese
B.A. University of Western Australia (1996 – 1999)
Double Major in English and Philosophy
S. A. Grave Prize in Philosophy
- Twelve Gates to the Middle Way: Buddhism between India and China in Nāgārjuna’s ‘Twelve Gates Treatise’. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, ‘Classics in East Asian Buddhism’ Series, 2017 (under advance contract).
- Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature. (under review).
- ‘Catuṣkoṭi? Si Ju (四句)? Tetralemma? A Study of Hermeneutic Strategies in Sanskrit-, Chinese-, and European-Language Interpreters of Nāgārjuna (龍樹)’ (forthcoming).
- ‘The Original Mind is the Literary Mind, the Original Body Carves Dragons’ (forthcoming).
- Review of Lin, Chen-kuo and Radich, Michael (eds.). A Distant Mirror: Articulating Indic Ideas in Sixth and Seventh Century Chinese Buddhism (Hamburg: Hamburg University Press, 2014). Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, Vol. 11. Oxford: Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, 2016.
- ‘The Imagery of Emptiness in the Poetry of Wang Wei (王維 699-761)’. Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, Vol. 16, No. 2. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014.
- ‘Rūmī, Balkhī, Mevlevī: The Ambiguities of Identity in the Poetry of Jālāl al-Dīn Muḥammad (1207-1272 CE)’. Michałak, Mirosław and Zaborowska. Magdalena (eds.). In Quest of Identity: Studies on the Persianate World. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Akademnickie Dialog, 2015.
- ‘A Study in Sufi Poetics: The Case of ʿAṭṭār Nayshābūrī’. Oriens 41.1. Leiden: Brill, 2013.