Trent Walker

HCBSS Postdoctoral Fellow
Lecturer, Religious Studies
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
BA, Stanford University, 2010
Trent Walker

Trent Walker specializes in Southeast Asian Buddhism, including the music and manuscript cultures of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. He is the author of Until Nirvana’s Time: Buddhist Songs from Cambodia and the co-editor of Out of the Shadows of Angkor: Cambodian Poetry, Prose, and Performance through the Ages, both published in 2022. His current book project, tentatively titled Classical Reading, Vernacular Writing: A Bitextual History of Southeast Asian Buddhism, 1450–1850, argues that a distinct mode of translation was the core intellectual and literary activity in early modern Theravāda Buddhist cultures. Recent publications include articles on Khmer inscriptions, Thai literary history, and translation practices in southern Vietnam.

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