Teaching

At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee I currently teach:

  • Introduction to World Religions, emphasizing the use of primary sources
  • Introduction to Buddhism, considering the continuities and discontinuities between the many forms of the religion as it has spread throughout the world
  • Tibetan Buddhism, an upper-level survey exploring the nature of religion through primary sources and ethnographies
  • Saints and Saintliness, a research- and writing-intensive course on the nature of sainthood, which challenges students to conceptualize saintly figures of the different religions as public figures
  • Theories of Religion, which surveys the starkly contrasting understandings of the nature of religion that have been articulated by the major theorists
  • Marx and Religion in Tibet, a graduate seminar covering traditional Tibetan social structures, Marxist thought, and the tumultuous events of twentieth-century China
  • Religion in America, a new course for the spring semester of 2017