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Associate Professor Sarah Jacoby “Buddhist Technologies of Sexuality: Perspectives from Tibetan Texts"

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CT

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Graduate Students

Contact: Joshua Shelton  

Group: The Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Lecture Series

Category: Academic


Sarah H. Jacoby is an associate professor in the Religious Studies Department at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She specializes in Tibetan Buddhist studies, with research interests in Buddhist revelation (gter ma), religious auto/biography, Tibetan literature, gender and sexuality, the history of emotions, and the history of eastern Tibet. She is the author of Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro(Columbia University Press, 2014), co-author of Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience(Oxford University Press, 2014), and co-editor of Buddhism Beyond the Monastery: Tantric Practices and their Performers in Tibet and the Himalayas(Brill, 2009). Currently, she is working on a full Tibetan-English translation of Sera Khandro’s autobiography, as well as writing about motherhood in Tibetan Buddhism, among other projects. At Northwestern she teaches a range of Buddhist Studies courses for both undergraduate and graduate students and seeks to strengthen the academic study of Buddhism. You can read more about Professor Jacoby and her work here.

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