José Cabezón is the XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies and Professor of Religious Studies and Tibetan Buddhist Studies at University of California – Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Wisconsin. In his studies, he is interested in bringing contemporary, Western approaches to understanding religion into conversation with indigenous Tibetan theory in order to demonstrate the richness and sophistication of the Tibetan intellectual tradition, a richness that goes beyond Tibet's mere use as a datum. Cabezón is currently working on two books: (1) a book on Buddhism and sexuality in the Indo-Tibetan tradition that will focus on questions of sexual ethics and "deviant" sexualities, and (2) a study of the commodification of Tibetan religion and culture, tentatively entitled Consuming Tibet. He is also the principal investigator for the Sera Project, an interdisciplinary digital initiative whose goal it is to document Buddhist monastic life in one of Tibet's great monasteries. He is the editor of Tibetan Ritual, and he co-edited Freedom From Extremes: Gorampa’s “Distinguishing the Views” and the Polemics of Emptiness, and Identity and the Politics of Scholarship in the Study of Religion. He has also written numerous articles featured in edited works.
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