Barbara Ambros, Feeling Cross-species Kinship in Edo-Period Morality Books: Excessive Affect and the Ethic of Refraining from Killing and Releasing Life

RELS Colloquium/E. Dale Saunders Buddhist Studies/TRAP FWG Lecture
Barbara Ambros, UNC-Chapel Hill
Apr 11, 2024 at - | Cohen Hall 204

Barbara Ambros

Barbara Rossetti Ambros is a professor in East Asian Religions in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research on Japanese Religions has focused on issues in gender studies; human-animal relationships; place and space; and pilgrimage.

She has published articles in journals such as the Japanese Journal of Religious StudiesMonumenta NipponicaAsian EthnologyMaterial Religion, and Asian Cultural Studies. Her monographs include Women in Japanese Religions (New York University Press, 2015), Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2012), and Emplacing a Pilgrimage: The Early Modern Ōyama Cult and Regional Religion (Harvard University Asia Center, 2008).

This lecture is supported by the E. Dale Saunders Fund in Buddhist Studies and the TRAP Faculty Working Group in Asian Religions.