J. Wayne Bass
Department: Asian Languages & Cultures
Wayne Bass finished his PhD in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department in 2013. His dissertation attempts to bring issues of sociological and anthropological import into the modern academic conversation on meditation in Indian Buddhism. His work also involves a shift away from sutra and commentarial literature on meditation to its treatment in vinaya (disciplinary) literature. Amid his studies and teaching, he also remains a diehard Lakers fan!