Maria Turek is a 2020 Research Fellow in The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. She received her PhD in Asian Studies from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2013. Her new project, entitled “Re-Imagining the Buddhist Kingdom of Nangchen,” places contemporary local and diasporic discourses around the historical Tibetan kingdom of Nangchen in its center to ask how today, mnemonic practices and the revival of traditional historiography contribute to the global re-imaginings of Nangchen as a Buddhist society. At U of T Scarborough, Maria teaches courses focusing on global Buddhism.
Dr. Turek can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.