We would like to welcome James Gentry to Stanford as the newest Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. Professor Gentry specializes in Tibetan Buddhism, with particular emphasis on the literature and history of its Tantric traditions. He is the author of Power Objects in Tibetan Buddhism: The Life, Writings, and Legacy of Sokdokpa Lodrö Gyeltsen,which examines the roles of Tantric material and sensory objects in the lives and institutions of Himalayan Buddhists. After receiving his doctorate at Harvard University, James has taught at Kathmandu University and the University of Virginia. He has also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the 84,000 Project, a global initiative to translate the entire dTibetan Buddhist canon.