Gwendolyn A. Cadge *02

Ph.D. Dissertation: Seeking the Heart: The First Generation Practices Theravada Buddhism in America

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health
Policy Research Program
Harvard University
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Job: Wendy Cadge completed her Ph.D. in sociology and is currently on leave from Bowdoin College, where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She is completing a fellowship through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program at Harvard University. Her research focuses on religious pluralism, immigration, and gender and sexuality in the contemporary United States. Her first book, /Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America/ (University of Chicago Press, 2005) is an ethnographic study of a Thai Buddhist temple in Philadelphia and a convert Buddhist center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has also published articles about religious identity, Asian religions in America, conflicts over homosexuality in mainline Protestant churches, religion and the nonprofit sector in the United States, and other issues in /Contexts: Understanding People in Their Social Worlds, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion/, /Gender & Society, //Social Science Quarterly/, and others.

As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research, she is working on a book, /Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine/, about the formal and informal presence of religion and spirituality in hospitals. Ph.D. Dissertation: Seeking the Heart: The First Generation Practices Theravada Buddhism in America