portrait of Andrew Macomber
  • Assistant Professor of East Asian Religions

Education

PhD, Columbia University, to be conferred October 2019
MPhil, Columbia University, 2014
MA, Columbia University, 2013
BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2010

Biography

In his research, Andrew Macomber explores the intersections of the body, religion, and medicine in East Asia in premodern periods. His current project examines ritual healing in medieval Japan in the 12th through 16th centuries, focusing on the Buddhist transformation of Chinese medical technologies.

With the support of grants from the Japan Foundation, the Japanese government, and the Takeda Science Foundation, he conducted three years of archival research in Japan. He was affiliated with the Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Texts at Nagoya University and the Kyōu Shooku library in Osaka.

He is coeditor of Buddhist Healing in Medieval China and Japan, (in press, University of Hawai'i Press) with C. Pierce Salguero.