Barbara R. Ambros (NHC Fellow, 2013–14)

Project Title

Shamans, Nuns, and Demons: Women in Japanese Religions

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2013–14

Barbara R. Ambros completed work on her book Women in Japanese Religions, forthcoming from NYU Press. She wrote “Pilgrimage in Japan” for Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, “The Third Path of Existence: Animals in Japanese Buddhism” for Religion Compass, and coauthored “Tenrikyō” for the Handbook of East Asian New Religious Movements. In addition, she began work on “Gender Bending and Gender Affirmation: Tracing the Anan kōshiki” for the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies and “Hidy, Hidy, Little Rascal: Anime, National-Identity Politics, and Raccoons As a Non-Native Species in Japan.”