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Darcie Price-Wallace

Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies

Darcie Price-Wallace is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies with a specialization in Tibetan Buddhism. Her research interests include Indo-Tibetan Buddhist history, lived practice, and philosophy, the application of cultural psychology and anthropology in Buddhist Studies, and examination of gender and sexuality in religion. She received her B.A. from Smith College in Religious Studies, and her M.A. degrees from the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work and the Divinity School. She received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a certification in Asian Studies from Northwestern University in 2022. A Fulbright Nehru Grant funded her year and half of field work in the northwestern Himalayan regions of India. The Khyentse Foundation funded the completion of her dissertation on textual narratives and oral histories of ordained Himalayan and Tibetan Buddhist nuns. She has enjoyed teaching Buddhist Studies courses at DePaul University and Loyola University in Chicago and anthropology on the Carleton Buddhist Studies Program in Bodh Gaya, India. She also trains as a translator with the Khyentse Vision Project Training Program and serves as a co-chair of the academic committee of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women. Currently, she is finishing a translation of a Tibetan scholar’s manuscript on issues concerning ordination for Buddhist nuns, transforming her dissertation into a monograph, and beginning a new project on feminist ethics, pilgrimage, and solidarity. She has published articles in Religions ( and The Journal of Global Buddhism (