Department of Humanities, York University
Research keywords: Religion; colonialism; nationalism; Burma Myanmar
Alicia Turner is Associate Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at York University in Toronto. Her research focuses on the intersections of religion, colonialism and nationalism. Her book Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma (Hawai’i 2014) explores the fluid nature of the concepts of sāsana, identity and religion through a study of Buddhist lay associations in colonial Burma. She recently published The Irish Buddhist (OUP 2020) with Laurence Cox and Brian Bocking a biography of an Irish sailor and agitator turned Buddhist monk. She is currently finishing a book on the genealogy of religious difference and conflict in Burma Myanmar.