Current Fellows

Mengxiao Wang

Title: Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Buddhism (2019-2021)
Office: 3119 Dwinelle Hall
Email: mengxiao.wang@berkeley.edu
Mengxiao Wang is the 2019-2021 Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellow of Chinese Buddhism. Her research focuses on religion and literature in late imperial China, with a special interest in the intersections between ritual and theatrical performance, religious practice and literary form, elite culture and folk traditions. Born and raised in China, she received her B.A. (2009) and M.A. (2012) from Beijing Normal University, and her Ph.D. (2019) from Yale University. Her Ph.D. dissertation explores the interactions and negotiations between theater and Buddhism in 16th-18th-century China. At Berkeley, Mengxiao is working on her book project based on the dissertation and several articles. She is also teaching courses on Buddhism and Chinese literature (spring 2020) and Readings in Chinese Buddhist texts (spring 2021). She is a big fan of Kunqu Opera.

Ian MacCormack

Title: Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies (2019-2021)
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Ian MacCormack is the 2019-2021 Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies. He specializes in Tibetan Buddhism, particularly the relationship between religion and the Tibetan State.

Oren Hanner

Title: Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2019)
Office: 3119 Dwinelle Hall
Email:  hanner@berkeley.edu
Oren Hanner is a Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies (2018-2019). His main areas of research are Buddhist and Cross-Cultural Philosophy, with a special interest in topics related to Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, and Social Theory.