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Scott Mitchell is the Dean of Students and Faculty Affairs and holds the Yoshitaka Tamai Professorial Chair at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, CA, and co-host of the DharmaRealm podcast. He teaches and writes about Buddhism in the West, Buddhist modernism, Pure Land Buddhism, and Buddhism and media.

Publications


  • Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Contexts, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

  • Buddhism Beyond Borders: New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States, co-edited with Natalie E.F. Quli, SUNY Press, 2015.

  • “The Ritual Use of Music in US Jōdo Shinshū Buddhist Communities,” Contemporary Buddhism, 2014.

  • “The Tranquil Meditator: representing Buddhism and Buddhists in US popular media,” Religion Compass, 2014.

  • “‘Christianity is for Rubes; Buddhism is for Actors’: Media Representations of Buddhism in the Wake of the Tiger Woods Scandal,” The Journal of Global Buddhism, 2012.

  • “Locally Translocal American Shin Buddhism,” Pacific World: the Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies Third Series, 2010.

  • “Sunday Morning Songs: English Language Gāthās in American Shinshū Temples,” The Pure Land, 2006.

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