- University of Virginia - PhD Religious Studies
- Harvard Divinity School - MDiv Buddhist Studies (2016)
- Naropa University - BA Religious Studies (2013)
Dissertation: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Space: A History of Matter in the Great Perfection Tradition of Tibet
My research explores the ways that Tibetan Buddhist theories of the "primary elements" of earth, water, fire, wind and space have historically functioned within forms of discourse on the human body, the natural environment, and as a theme within meditation practice.
Nyingma; 12th Century Tibet; Early Great Perfection; Theories of meditation; Buddhist environmental thought; Histories of science; Materiality studies