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2020-22 Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to Dr. Trent Walker

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Mar 16 2020

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Trent Walker will join us in the fall as the 2020-22 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford. Trent received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from U.C. Berkeley in 2018. Since then he has been living in Thailand and working at Chulalongkorn University as the Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. His dissertation was on Cambodian leporellos, or folded-paper manuscripts, that contain chants for Buddhist end-of-life rituals. At Stanford, Trent hopes to complete his in-progress monograph, Classical Readings, Vernacular Writing: A Bitextual History of Mainland Southeast Asian Buddhism, 1350-1850, which developed from his dissertation in a broader regional context. In addition he will teach two classes on aspects of Southeast Asian Buddhism during his tenure here.