Janet Gyatso

Janet Gyatso

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies at Harvard University
Janet Gyatso
  • Times: 16th to 18th centuries
  • Regions: Tibet; South Asia; China
  • Themes:  Animal History; Tibetan Literature; Environmental Humanities; History of the Body; History of Gender and Sexuality; History of Medicine; History of Religion; History of Science; Intellectual History; Philosophy; Poetry; Women Writers

Janet Gyatso works on intellectual history and literature in early modern Tibet. Her books include Being Buddhist in a Human World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet (2015) and Apparitions of the Self: The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary (1998). Her teaching and current work centers on alternative epistemologies and animal ethics, and topics in Buddhist Studies.

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