Congratulations to our alumni (B.A. 2010) and a past HCBSS research fellow, Trent Walker, who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Unfolding Buddhism: Communal Scripts, Localized Translations, and the Work of the Dying in Cambodian Chanted Leporellos" at U.C. Berkeley on April 25, 2018. He graduated on May 15. To access Trent's dissertation as well as images of the manuscripts he used, please visit: www.trentwalker.org/unfoldingbuddhism
Trent will be taking up a postdoctoral fellowship in Thailand for the next 2 years, based at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on a Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.