Associate professor of religion and cultural studies Ann Gleig co-led the second workshop of the Abuse in Religious Contexts Project at the University of Leeds. This workshop focused on abuse in Buddhist contexts, drawing on Gleig’s current research in-progress, which is a book under advance contract with Yale University Press.
Gleig collaborated with Amy Langenberg of Eckerd College, another researcher of Buddhism. About the pair, author Johanna Stiebert says “[they]… complement each other in terms of expertise. Amy has training in classical Buddhism and Buddhist literary sources whereas Ann identifies as an ethnographer of contemporary Buddhism, primarily in US contexts.”
The full-day event consisted of a mix of presentations by Gleig and Langenberg, small and large group discussions, and informal conversations.
Read the full University of Leeds Religion in Public article here.