William McGrath

Doctoral Candidate
Office Hours:

By request

Education

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Minor in Religious Studies, May 2007
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: M.A. in the History of Religions (Tibetan and Chinese religions), to be completed in May 2015
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: Ph.D. in the History of Religions (Tibetan and Chinese religions), to be completed in May 2017

Dissertation

The Early Development of Tibetan Medicine

Research Interests

Tibetan and Chinese religions, histories, and medicines

Teaching

  • Fall 2010: Teaching Assistant for RELB 2054 Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism with David Germano (UVa)
  • Spring 2011: Teaching Assistant for RELB 2054 Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism with David DiValerio (UVa)
  • Fall 2013: Teaching Assistant for RELB 2100 Buddhism with Karen Lang (UVa)
  • Spring 2014: Teaching Assistant for RELG 1559 Religions of the World with Grant Hardy (Semester at Sea)
  • Spring 2014: Teaching Assistant for SEMS 2500 The West and the World with Joyce Salisbury (Semester at Sea)
  • Spring 2014: Teaching Assistant for BIOL 1559 Nutrition Around the World with Reginald Garrett (Semester at Sea)
  • Spring 2015: Teaching Assistant for RELB 2054 Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism with Katarina Turpeinen (UVa)

Fellowships and Grants

  • University of Virginia, Ellen Bayard Weedon Travel Grant, Summer 2005, Summer 2013 ($1,000 for travel each year)

  • Institute of International Education (IIE), Freeman-ASIA Award, Summer 2005 ($3,000 for study abroad)

  • US Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Award for the Tibetan Language, Fall 2011-Spring 2012 (UVa tuition plus $15,000 stipend)

  • Blakemore Freeman Fellowship, Fall 2012-Spring 2013 ($41,000: $16,000 for IUP tuition and $25,000 stipend for life in Beijing)

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Summer Research Award, Summer 2013 ($5,000 for pre-dissertation research)

Conference Presentations

  • “Early Developments in Tibetan Sphygmology: The Yellow Emperor and the Moon King,” presented at the XIIIth Seminar for the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Ulaanbaatar, July 22, 2013.
  • “Early Developments in Tibetan Pulse Diagnosis,” presented at the Ways of Knowing Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, October 25, 2013.