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Jeff Schroeder

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4165
  • Office: 332 Susan Campbell
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, History, Religious Studies
  • Curriculum Vitae


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


  • The Revolution of Buddhist Modernism: Jōdo Shin Thought and Politics, 1888-1956 (monograph in progress)
  • 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 shisoshi o yominaosu: Kiyozawa Manshi no shiten kara, edited by Ōmi Toshihiro and Yamamoto Nobuhiro (Kyoto: Hōzōkan, 2016).
  • "Empirical and Esoteric: The Birth of Shin Buddhist Studies as a Modern Academic Discipline,” Japanese Religions vol. 39, nos. 1-2 (2014): 95-118.
  • "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

  • Oregon Humanities Center Ernest G. Moll Research Fellowship in Literary Studies, 2018-19
  • Evan Frankel Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • James B. Duke Fellowship, 2009
  • University Scholarship, 2009
  • Luce Scholarship, 2004


  • HC 232 Religious War from the Crusades to ISIS
  • REL 303 Japanese Religions
  • REL 357 War, Terrorism, and Religion
  • REL 359 Religion After Atheism
  • HIST 399 Religion and Revolution in Modern East Asia
  • REL 411/511 Making Sense of Religion