Julio Nascimento

Julio Nascimento

PhD Student


Cohen 229

Julio Nascimento is a doctoral student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, studying the development of modern Japanese Buddhism, including lay Buddhist movements and the use of media as a means of proselytization. Julio received his Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and Portuguese Language and Literature from the University of São Paulo (Brazil). During his BA, he spent a year studying Japanese at the Aichi Prefectural University. Julio graduated with his Masters's in Liberal Arts from Tohoku University (Japan) and History from the State University of Campinas (Brazil) after spending five years in Japan.


BA, University of São Paulo

MA, State University of Campinas

MA, Tohoku University

Research Interests

Japanese lay Buddhist movements

Buddhism and Media

Japanese colonialism

Research Areas
Asian Religions
Childhood, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Intellectual History
Politics and Publics

Society for the Study of Modern Japanese Buddhist History
Association for Japanese Intellectual History