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Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris


Department: Religion/Philosophy
Office: 317 Francis T. West Hall



BA in History--Reed College
MA in English--Boston University
MTS in Theology--Boston University
PHD in Religion and Literature--Boston University

Research & Teaching Interests

Teaching: Buddhism, Chinese Religions, Native American Religions, Environmental Ethics, Animals in the Humanities
Research: visual culture in modern Buddhism

Scholarly Activities

Conference Papers:
“Contemporary Adaptations of the Oxherding Pictures and the Globalization of Buddhist Culture” (Icons of Impermanence: Contemporary Buddhist Art, 2012)

“The Ambiguity of Homecoming in the Zen Oxherding Pictures” (Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference, 2011)

“Zen Buddhist Documentaries: the Problem of Form and Content” (American Academy of Religion National Meeting, 2009)


Organizer, 2012 Virginia Humanities Conference: “Childhood Reconsidered”

Faculty advisor to the Comic Book Club and the Meditation Club

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

Eastern Religions, Native American Religions

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

Eastern Religions, Native American Religions