Rutgers GSE CMSI

Jared Diaz

Jared Diaz is a Ph.D. student at the Arizona State University School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies and a teaching assistant in Religious Studies. He earned a B.A. in Linguistics & Religious Studies with a minor in Anthropology from California State University, Northridge. His research interests center on East Asian religions, including trends in contemporary Chinese Buddhism and Taoism, with particular consideration on post-colonial Taiwan; the negotiation between modern values regarding sex, gender, and sexuality and ancient religious traditions; and the interplay between prevailing political/economic institutions and traditional religious beliefs and practices.