The following is a select list of my more recent publications. For a complete listing of my scholarly work — including all publications, presentations, and service — see my CV here.


The Oxford Handbook of American Buddhism, edited with Ann Gleig, New York: Oxford University Press, 2024.

The Making of American Buddhism, New York: Oxford University Press, 2023.

Methods in Buddhist Studies: essays in honor of Richard K. Payne, edited with Natalie Fisk Quli, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Buddhism in America: global religion, local contexts, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Buddhism Beyond Borders: new perspectives on Buddhism in the United States, edited with Natalie E.F. Quli, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2015.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters

“Drawing Blood: At the Intersection of Knowledge Economies and Buddhist Economies,” in Buddhism under Capitalism, edited by Richard Payne and Fabio Rambelli, Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.

Practice in Europe and North America,” in The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Practice, 2022.

Buddhism and Media,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Buddhism, 2019.

“The Stories We Tell: The Study and Practice of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism,” in Pacific World: the Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Third Series Number 19 (2017): 67-83 [ download PDF ]

“The Ritual Use of Music in US Jōdo Shinshū Buddhist Communities,” Contemporary Buddhism, 15: 2 (2014): 1-17.

“The Tranquil Meditator: representing Buddhism and Buddhists in US popular media,” Religion Compass, 8/3 (2014): 81–89.

“‘Christinity is for rubes; Buddhism is for actors’: U.S. media representations of Buddhism in the wake of the Tiger Woods scandal,” Journal of Global Buddhism 13 (2012): 61-79. [ download PDF ]

“Buddhism, media, and popular culture,” in Buddhism in the Modern World edited by David McMahan. London: Routledge, 2012.

“Locally Translocal American Shin Buddhism,” Pacific World: the Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies Third Series, Number 12 (2010). [ download PDF ]

Annotated Bibliographies

“Buddhism and the Beats,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, ed. Richard Payne. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

“Buddhism in the West (North America and Europe),” in Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, ed. Richard Payne. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010; revised and updated 2018 with Thomas Calobrisi.

Book Reviews

Review: Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film, by Sharon A. Suh. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 31 (3), 2016.

Review: Mourning the Unborn Dead: a Buddhist Ritual Comes to America, by Jeff Wilson. The Journal of Global Buddhism, Volume 11, 2010.

Review: North American Buddhists in Social Context, edited by Paul David Numrich. The Journal of Global Buddhism, Volume 10, 2009.