Past Member

Bryan Cuevas

Historical Studies
Field of Study
East Asian and Tibetan Studies
From 9/2007 – 7/2008:

Bryan Cuevas's project explores the politics of Tibetan war magic from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, leading up to and following the establishment of the office of Dalai Lama and the formation of a centralized Tibetan state. His research will look at the political uses of magic, the links between religion, violence, and war, and the role of religious ritual in the construction of sociopolitical identities.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
University of Virginia Ph.D., 2000
University of Virginia M.A., 1993
Emory University B.A., 1989
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship 2013
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship 2013
Department of Religion, Florida State University 2011 Professor
Department of Religion, Florida State University 2006–2011 Associate Professor
East Asian Languages & Cultures, UC Berkeley 2005–2006 Freeman Visiting Professor
Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University 2001–2002 Visiting Fellow