Graduate Theological Union

Scott A. Mitchell

Scott MitchellInstitute of Buddhist Studies
Core Faculty
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2008

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2008
M.A., Institute of Buddhist Studies/Graduate Theological Union, 2002
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1999

Phone: 510/809-1449

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Buddhism in Western contexts
  • Pure Land Buddhism
  • Postcolonial studies of religion
  • Ritual studies
  • Media studies

Selected Publications

  • “‘Buddhism is for Actors’: U.S. Media Representations of Buddhism in the Wake of the Tiger Woods Scandal,” Journal of Global Buddhism, 2012.
  • “Buddhism, media, and popular culture,” in Buddhism in the Modern World, Routledge, 2012.
  • “Locally Translocal American Shin Buddhism,” Pacific World, Fall 2010.
  • “Sunday Morning Songs: English Language Gathas in American Shinshu Temples,” The Pure Land, 2006.