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UC Berkeley Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism

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Benedetta Lomi, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates 08/01/2011–07/31/2012

Home Institution SOAS, University of London

Dissertation The Precious Steed of the Buddhist Pantheon: Ritual, Faith and Images of Bato Kannon in Japan


Michaela Mross, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates 08/31/2014–08/30/2015

Ph.D. Institution Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Dissertation A Local History of Buddhist Rituals in Japan: Kōshiki at the Sōtō Zen Temple Sōjiji from the Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries


Regan E. Murphy, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates 08/01/2010–07/31/2011

Home Institution Harvard University

Dissertation The Urgency of History: Language and Ritual in Japanese Nativism and Buddhism


Dominick Scarangello, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates 09/01/2013–08/31/2014

Ph.D. Institution University of Virginia

Dissertation Embodying the Deities: A Study of the Formation of a Modern Japanese Deity Cult


Jessica Starling, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Dates 08/01/2012–07/31/2013

Ph.D. Institution University of Virginia

Dissertation A Family of Clerics: Temple Wives, Tradition and Change in Contemporary Shin Buddhism