Research Associate BuddhistRoad (since 09/2020)
Lewis Doney is a Tibetologist. He received his PhD (Study of Religions) from SOAS, University of London, in 2011, with a thesis focused on the eighth-century Tibetan emperor, Khri Srong lde brtsan. Since then, he has been engaged in postdoctoral research on early Tibetan kingship and religion at LMU Munich and on Buddhist historiography at the Free University Berlin, and he was employed as the temporary Professorial Chair of Central Asian Language and Culture at the University of Bonn.
Before joining the BuddhistRoad team, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Doney has published in the fields of Philology, History and Buddhist Studies, charting the impact of that religion on the literature, society and material culture of the Tibetan Plateau, including a monograph titled The Zangs gling ma: The First Padmasambhava Biography (International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, 2014) and the forthcoming edited volume, Bringing Buddhism to Tibet: History and Narrative in the Dba’ bzhed Manuscript (De Gruyter).