Tibetan and Himalayan Library - THL

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People in THL: Janet Gyatso

Janet is Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies at the Divinity School at Harvard University. She received a doctorate in Buddhist Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She is co-chair of the Buddhism Section of the American Academy of Religion. She is the author of Apparitions of the Self: The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998), and is editor of In the Mirror of Memory: Reflections on Mindfulness and Remembrance in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992) and Women in Tibet, co-edited with Hanna Havnevik (London and New York: Columbia University Press, 2005). Her current research focuses on medicine, the body, gender, and intersections between science, culture, and religion in 16th-18th century Tibet.

Janet is a former president of the International Association of Tibetan Studies and is a contributor to the Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies.

Location:Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Role in THL:Scholar


  • Harvard Divinity School: Professor of Buddhist Studies

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