Ed Gilday

Edmund T Gilday

Associate Professor Emeritus
Offices, Departments, or Centers: Religious Studies ,

We are deeply saddened to share the news of Professor Ed Gilday’s passing on May 17, 2022. An obituary and tribute wall, where condolences may be shared are available online through the Smith Funeral Home site.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Prof. Gilday specializes in religions of Asia, and East Asian and Buddhist traditions in particular. He also teaches departmental core courses (REL 111, 311, and 394) on a rotating basis with other members of the department. His research interests are focused in ritual studies, and he is currently working on a long-term project examining the Japanese imperial ritual system.

Education and Degrees

B.A. - University of Wisconsin-Madison M.A. - University of British Columbia Ph.D. - University of Chicago

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