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Welcome Jeff Schroeder!

New Tenure Track Faculty in Religious Studies.

Education

  • Ph.D., Religious Studies, Duke University, 2015
  • M.A., Asian Studies, Duke University, 2009
  • B.A., Religion, Reed College, 2005

Publications

  • Make Believe Buddhism: Jōdo Shin Thought and Politics, 1890-1956 (monograph in progress)
  • “Empirical and Esoteric: The Birth of Shin Buddhist Studies as a Modern Academic Discipline,” Japanese Religions vol. 39, nos. 1-2 (2014): 95-118.
  • “Bukkyō shisō no seijigaku: Kaneko Daiei no ianjin mondai o megutte” (The Politics of Buddhist Thought: Concerning the Heresy Case of Kaneko Daiei) in Kindai Nihon shisōshi o yominaosu: Kiyozawa Manshi no shiten kara, edited by Ōmi Toshihiro and Yamamoto Nobuhiro (Kyoto: Hōzōkan, forthcoming in 2016).
  • “The Insect in the Lion’s Body: Kaneko Daiei and the Question of Authority in Modern Buddhism” in Modern Buddhism in Japan, edited by Paul Swanson, Ōtani Eiichi and Hayashi Makoto (Nagoya: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2014), 194-222.

 

Fellowships, Grants, and Honors

  • Evan Frankel Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • James B. Duke Fellowship, 2009
  • University Scholarship, 2009
  • Luce Scholarship, 2004

Teaching

  • REL 303 Japanese Religions, University of Oregon, Fall 2015
  • REL 357 War, Terrorism, and Religion, University of Oregon, Winter 2015
  • HC 232 Religious War from the Crusades to ISIS, University of Oregon, Winter 2016
  • HIST 399 Religion and Revolution in Modern East Asia, University of Oregon, Spring 2016