Associate Professor of Theravada Buddhist Studies
Chair, Editorial Committee of the Pacific World Journal
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:
Race in Buddhist American communities
Theravāda in the United States
“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.
Introduction to Theravada Traditions
Women in Theravada