posted Apr 4, 2012, 7:55 PM by Monica Sanford
updated Apr 13, 2012, 1:49 PM
UPDATE: Postponed one week until Monday, April 16, at 1:00 pm, AD205
From Dr. William Howe, Dean of Academic Affairs:
"On Monday, April 16, at 1:00 pm, Dr. Jane Iwamura, a candidate for the position of Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, will be making a presentation and then taking your questions. We would be pleased if you could attend this event and meet the candidate. Please mark your calendars.
"Dr. Iwamura earned the Ph.D. degree at UC Berkeley. She also holds an M.T.S. degree from Harvard University (Divinity School) and a B.A. degree from UC Berkeley. She has worked at UCLA, USC, UCSB, and UC Berkeley. Her research interests include Asian religions and American popular culture, the sacred in Asian and Pacific America, Japanese Americans, Asian American religious practices, Asian American identity, Buddhism in the homespace, and Buddhism in America. She has won numerous grants, awards, and fellowships, and has served on editorial boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. In many ways, one could conclude, her background and experience embody UWest’s mission of facilitating 'an understanding and appreciation between East and West.'"