Pascale Engelmajer, Carroll University faculty

Dr. Pascale Engelmajer

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Religious Studies


  • University of Bristol, Ph.D.
  • University of Bristol, M.A.
  • Columbia University, M.I.A. 
  • Columbia University, B.A.

Areas of Specialization

Women and Buddhism; gender in Pali narratives; material culture in Buddhism; food, giving and Buddhism; Thai Buddhism; material culture and religion; food and religion; gender and religion.

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Women in Pali Buddhism: Walking the Spiritual Path in Mutual Dependence. Critical Studies in Buddhism series, Routledge, expected publication: 2013.

Buddhism: All That Matters. Hodder and Stoughton, expected publication: 2013.

Book Review: Civilisation et Femmes célibataires dans le Bouddhism en Asie du Sud et du Sud-Est: ‘Une etude de genre’ by Steven Collins. Buddhist Studies Review, 29.1, 2012, pp. 139-141.

The gendered cost of the spiritual debt in contemporary Thailand (co-author with Misa Izuhara) in Ageing and Intergenerational Relations: New Patterns of Reciprocity. Policy Press: Ageing and Lifecourse Series, 2010.

Perfect or perfecting? Reflections on the Arahant in the Nikayas in Contemporary Buddhism, vol. 4, no. 1, May 2003; Routledge.

Honors and Awards

University of Bristol Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Scholarship Edward Conze Memorial Prize for excellence in Buddhist Studies
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