- Ph.D., Princeton University
- Intersections between Buddhism and indigenous traditions
- Religious biography
- Buddhist material culture
- Chinese and Japanese religions
- Theories of religion
Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China. Kuroda Institute Studies in East Asian Buddhism, no. 24. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2015.
"Squealing Silkworms, Bug Clothes, and Maidens Who Spit Silk: Indian Silk and Sericulture in Medieval Chinese Buddhism." Under review.
"‘Bald-headed Destroyers of Living Things': Shaping Buddhist Identity in the Silk Cultures of Medieval China." Asia Major, Forthcoming.
"For a Compassionate Killing: Chinese Buddhism, Sericulture, and the Silkworm God Aśvaghoṣa." Journal of Chinese Religions 41.1 (2013): 25-58.