Natalie Fisk Quli

Senior Editor, Pacific World
Contact: natalie@shin-ibs.edu

Natalie Fisk Quli specializes in the social scientific study of contemporary Buddhisms, with areas of expertise in Buddhist modernisms, postcolonial issues, transnationalism/translocalism, and Theravada communities in the United States and Sri Lanka. Serving as Senior Editor and sitting on the Editorial Committee of Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, she is also Assistant Editor of the journal of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies, The Pure Land.

Degrees and Certifications:
PhD, Graduate Theological Union, Cultural & Historical Study of Religions
MA, Graduate Theological Union, Buddhist Studies
BA, Humboldt State University, Anthropology and Religious Studies

Research and Teaching Interests:
Buddhist modernities
Race in Buddhist American communities
Contemporary Theravāda
Theravāda in the United States

Recent Publications:
“On Authenticity: Scholarship, the Insight Movement, and White Authority.” In Scott Mitchell and Natalie Fisk Quli, Methods in Buddhist Studies: Essays in Honor of Richard K. Payne (Bloombury, 2019).
Co-editor with Scott Mitchell, Methods in Buddhist Studies: Essays in Honor of Richard K. Payne (Bloombury, 2019).
Co-editor with Richard K. Payne, Pure Land Buddhism in China: A Doctrinal History by Shinkō Mochizuki, trans. Leo Pruden (Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2017).
Co-editor with Scott Mitchell, Buddhism beyond Borders: New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States (SUNY, 2015).
“Western Self, Asian Other: Modernity, Authenticity, and Nostalgia for ‘Tradition’ in Buddhist Studies,” Journal of Buddhist Ethics 16 (2009): 1–38.
“Multiple Buddhist Modernisms: Jhāna in Convert Theravāda,” Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 3rd ser. (2008): 225–249.

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Theravada Traditions
Western Theravada
Women in Theravada