Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Jeff Wilson, and I am a professor of religious studies and East Asian studies for Renison University College, at the University of Waterloo. Here I’d like to tell you something about my research, my undergraduate and graduate teaching, and my other professional activities.
A quick overview: I have written several books and numerous articles about the interaction of Buddhism and various aspects of North American culture. I have also published pioneering research in the history of same-sex wedding ceremonies. I teach courses on Buddhism, religion in North America, East Asian religion, and theory and method in religious studies at the University of Waterloo. I am active in the wider academy, and do media appearances and radio interviews when I am able to provide an informed perspective on issues of religion and culture in contemporary society.
For more information, please explore this website or visit my Renison faculty page.