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By Justin Nadir on September 4th, 2013

David Geary is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Oxford on a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. At the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology his research focuses on religion, diaspora and transnationalism, international development, and the politics of World Heritage in South Asia. This program involves a comparative study of other monumental Buddhist sites such as Lumbini and the revival of Nalanda International University. David recently completed an edited volume with Matthew R. Sayers and Abhishek Singh Amar entitled ‘Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site: Bodh Gaya Jataka’ published by the Routledge South Asian Religion Series in 2012. He is also preparing a book manuscript based on his doctoral research entitled ‘Bodh Gaya: From the Hermitage of Shakyamuni Buddha to World Heritage’, and will be working as an Instructor on the Antioch Buddhist Studies program in India and teaching at the University of British Columbia in the forthcoming academic year.

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