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Ben Van Overmeire

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Duke Kunshan University
DKU Faculty

Overview


Hi, I’m Ben Van Overmeire. Currently, I’m Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Duke Kunshan University. I’m working on a book on how modern autobiographical narratives of Zen life incorporate koan, medieval Zen riddles such as “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” or “What was your name before you were born?” My work has appeared in Religions, Contemporary Buddhism, The Journal of the Buddhist-Christian Studies Society, The Journal of Popular Cultureand other publications.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Duke Kunshan University · 2019 - Present DKU Faculty
Assistant Professor of the Practice of DKU Studies at Duke University · 2023 - Present DKU Studies

Education, Training & Certifications


University of California, San Diego · 2016 Ph.D.