Nancy Lin is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow affiliated with the Department of Religion and with the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program. She specializes in Buddhist traditions of Tibet, with particular interests in narrative literature and art, hagiography, the intersection of monastic and courtly culture, and religion and cross-cultural interaction with India and China. She was educated at Harvard University (A.B., 2000), Columbia University (M.A., 2003), and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 2011). Her current book project is based on doctoral research on the Wish-Fulfilling Vine, a Sanskrit Buddhist narrative anthology translated into Tibetan and popularized through textual and visual adaptations during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She is also engaging in new research on Tibetan religious poetry and its production in material, ritual, and institutional contexts. In January 2013 she will join the faculty in the Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University.
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