Alison Melnick DyerAug 26, 2022
On Tibetan Buddhism, Gender, and the Life of Mingyur Peldron
An Discussion with Alison Melnick Dyer
New Books Network 2022
Alison Melnick Dyer is Assistant Professor of Asian Religions at Bates College. She is an expert on gender and Tibetan Buddhism. She is currently writing a book about the life of Mingyur Peldrön, an 18th century Buddhist nun and religious leader. Melnick Dyer is especially interested in the ways that privilege influences gender in religious communities. She earned her B.A. at the University of Michigan and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.