Michael Schuman

Advisors: Kurtis Schaeffer and David Germano
Year Entered Program: 2010
Year Completed PhD: 2016
Current Status: Alumnus
Educational Background: University of California, Santa Barbara; Harvard University

Research Interests

Michael is currently teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and is also the Cataloguing and Bibliographic Assistant at UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center. Michael’s area of research pertains to textual communities in Tibet during the 11th to 14th centuries, specifically the figures, doctrine(s), and historical issues surrounding the formation of the Kadam (Bka’ gdams) sect.