Annie Heckman is a doctoral candidate in the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion and Book History and Print Culture collaborative program. Born in Chicago, Heckman studied in the arts (BFA University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002; MFA New York University, 2006), teaching at DePaul University before turning to Tibetan language and literature (University of Chicago Graham School, 2013–14; MA University of Toronto, 2016). She contributes to Bird of Paradise Press in Virginia and reviews Dunhuang manuscripts at McMaster University, where she was an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (2017–2019). In the summer of 2020, Heckman received support from a HCBS Teaching Resource Fellowship, through which she focused on teaching resources related to manuscript and textual studies, social history in the study of Buddhism, and Buddhist visual cultures. She is one of the recipients of the first annual Tsadra Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Tibetan Buddhist Studies (2021). Her dissertation focuses on a Tibetan digest of narratives for nuns’ rules in the Mūlasarvāstivāda-vinaya.