Asian Religions

Assistant Director of Graduate Studies: Phyllis Granoff

Related faculty in other Departments:

  • Daniel Botsman (History)
  • David Brick (South Asian Studies)
  • Rohit De (History)
  • Valerie Hansen (History)
  • Edward Kamens (East Asian Languages and Culture)
  • Youn-mi Kim (History of Art)
  • Peter Perdue (History)
  • Julia Stephens (History)
  • Mimi Yiengpruksawan (History of Art)

Description of the Program

The goal of the program is to train scholars and teachers of Asian religions with a primary competence in one tradition and geographical focus and a strong secondary competence in another Asian religion and geographical focus.

Students will do their thesis work in one area, while also taking courses in the second area. Thus a student doing thesis work on Chinese or Japanese Buddhism is expected to take courses on Indian and/or Tibetan religions, and a student concentrating on India will do some advanced course work on East Asian Buddhism. The intention is to allow students to have a broad acquaintance with developments in the study of Asian religions in general in addition to the more in-depth work required for research.

Contact Information

The Department of Religious Studies
P.O. Box 208287
451 College Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8287
Phone: (203) 432-0828
Fall 2015:  phyllis.granoff@yale.edu
Spring 2016:  eric.greene@yale.edu