Jacob Dalton
Assistant Professor

Jacob Dalton is
 Assistant Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. He has been teaching at Berkeley since January, 2009. He received his B.A. in Religious Studies from Marlboro College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan. After working for three years (2002-05) as a researcher with the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library, he taught at Yale University (2005-2008) before moving to Berkeley. He works on Nyingma religious history, tantric ritual,paleography, and the Dunhuang manuscripts. He is the author of a forthcoming study on violence and the formation of Tibetan Buddhism (Yale University Press), and co-author of Tibetan Tantric Manuscripts from Dunhuang: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library (Brill, 2006). He is currently working on a history of Tibetan Buddhism, as seen through the eyes of the "Sutra Empowerment" (Mdo dbang) tradition of the Nyingma school. Future plans include a study of tantric ritual in the Dunhuang manuscripts.

Ph.D., University of Michigan