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Alberto Todeschini (Center for Buddhist Studies Visiting Scholar, 2011-13)
Alberto Todeschini after studying at the University of London and of Lausanne received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He specializes in South Asian Buddhism and is currently researching the function of dreams in Buddhism, the reception of Yogācāra Buddhism in 19th century Europe and North America, and the biography of the nun Bhaddā Kuṇḍalakesā. He has previously taught at University of London, at Kathmandu University’s Center for Buddhist Studies and at the University of Virginia, where he also worked for the Tibetan and Himalayan Library. He has been BDK fellow at the Research Institute for Buddhist Culture at Ryukoku University in Kyoto and visiting fellow at Kyoto University’s Institute for Research in Humanities.