Kevin  Vose

Co-Director of AMES, Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Office : Wren Building 306
Email : [[kavose]]
Office Phone : 757-221-2167
Office hours : Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm, Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm

Areas of Specialization

Buddhism, Tibetan Religion, East Asian Religions

Education
  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2005
  • M.A. University of Virginia, 1999
  • B.A. Bates College, 1992
Academic Positions
  • 2006-present: Assistant Professor, Religious Studies Dept., College of William and Mary
  • 2005-2006: Visiting Instructor, Religious Studies Dept., College of William and Mary
  • 2002: Instructor, Religious Studies Dept., University of Virginia
Courses Taught
  • RELG 150W: Freshman Seminar, Buddhist Enlightenment in Western Imagination
  • RELG 214: Buddhism
  • RELG 215: Religion in East Asia
  • RELG 308: Special Topics in Religious Studies, Buddhist Philosophy
  • RELG 308: Special Topics in Religious Studies, Tibetan Religion
  • RELG 308: Special Topics in Religious Studies, Zen
Research

My current research concerns a thirty-volume collection of recently discovered Tibetan manuscripts from the Kadampa (bka' gdams pa) order. These manuscripts were recovered from one of the few monastic libraries to survive the Cultural Revolution in Tibet. Within this collection, I'm examining several eleventh- and twelfth-century texts pertaining to the formation of Tibetan Madhyamaka ("Middle Way") philosophy.

My first monograph has just been published:

Resurrecting Candrakirti: Disputes in the Tibetan Creation of Prasangika. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2008.

Fellowships and Grants
  • 2008: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend
  • 2007: William and Mary Faculty Summer Research Grant
  • 2002-2003: American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Grant
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