Joseph Leach

Communications Manager, Buddhist Studies
PhD University of Michigan
BA Smith College
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Joseph completed a PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan’s Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, where his dissertation examined the history of the Nyingma tradition in the Western Tibetan and Himalayan region of Spiti. He began studying Buddhist art history and philosophy as an undergraduate at Smith College, where he obtained a BA in 2007. Joseph specializes in Buddhist visual and material culture in the Himalayas and Tibet, ritual practice, and pilgrimage.