Nancy Yuen-fang Chu

PhD Student in Religious Studies, admitted Autumn 2018
MPhil, University of Cambridge, Social Anthropology, 2016
MDiv, Harvard Divinity School, Buddhism, 2015
BA, Swarthmore College, Chinese and English Literature, 2010
Nancy Chu

Nancy is a PhD candidate in Buddhist Studies at Stanford. She holds a BA in Chinese and English literature from Swarthmore College, an MDiv in Buddhism from Harvard Divinity School, and an MPhil in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge. At Stanford, she is interested in exploring the connection between Buddhist practices and pain reduction. Her current research is on how Buddhist monastics and hospital patients in Taiwan respond to chronic and acute pain. Prior to coming to Stanford, she completed professional chaplaincy training at UCSF Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital.


Research Interests

Field of Interest
Anthropology of Buddhism
Buddhism in Taiwan and China