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Curriculum Vitae
Bryan J Cuevas
March 11, 2016

General Information
University address: Religion
College of Arts & Sciences
DODD HALL 0120E
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1520

E-mail address: BCUEVAS@FSU.EDU


Web site: http://religion.fsu.edu/faculty_bryan_cuevas.html

Professional Preparation
2000 Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Virginia. Major: Religion.

Professional Experience
2011–present Professor, Florida State University.
2006–2011 Associate Professor, Religion, Florida State University.
2000–2006 Assistant Professor, Florida State University.

Visiting Professorship(s)
2007–2008 Visiting Professor and Member, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. Responsible for research and related scholarly activities.
2005–2006 Freeman Visiting Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California. Responsible for teaching and scholarly service.

Honors, Awards, and Prizes
Council on Research & Creativity Faculty Research Support (COFRS), Florida State University (2011).

FSU Endowed Professorship, Florida State University (2009).

Council on Research & Creativity Faculty Research Support (COFRS), Florida State University (2003).

Office of the Provost Faculty Travel Grant, Florida State University (2003).

Council on Research & Creativity First Year Assistant Professor (FYAP), Florida State University (2001).

Fellowship(s)
Guggenheim Fellowship (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation) (2013–2014).

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) (2013).

Starr Foundation East Asian Studies Endowment Fellowship (2007–2008).

Freeman Foundation Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2005–2006).

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University (2001–2002).

Current Membership in Professional Organizations
American Academy of Religion (AAR)

Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS)

International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS)



Teaching
Courses Taught
Buddhist Biography (RLG5354)

Readings in Tibetan Religious Texts (RLG5356)

The Buddhist Tradition (REL3340)

Demons & Devils: East & West (REL3936)

Tibet Buddhist Historiography (RLG5354)

Classical Tibetan (REL4357)

Honors (REL3340)

Special Topics in Asian Religions (REL4359)

Special Topics in Asian Religions (REL5354)

Tibetan and Himalayan Religions (REL3358)

Directed Individual Study (REL5906)

Special Topics in Religion (REL5937)

Readings in Tibetan Religious Texts (REL5356)

Seminar: History of Religions (REL5305)

Undergraduate History of Religions Seminar (REL4304)

Humanities Honor Seminar (HUM2937)

Directed Individual Study (REL4905)

Special Topics in Religion (REL3936)



New Course Development
Buddhist Tradition (2015)

Tibetan and Himalayan Religions (2015)

Topics in Buddhism (2015)

Readings in Tibetan Religious Texts (2008)

Classical Tibetan (2002)

Selected Topics in Asian Religions (2002)

Selected Topics in Asian Religions (2002)

Tibetan and Himalayan Religions (2002)



Curriculum Development
New interdisciplinary graduate program and area of specialization in the Department of Religion: "History and Ethnography of Religions." Primary goal was twofold: (1) Establish a viable and substantive departmental home for new faculty and their graduate students who had recently transferred to the Department of Religion from other departments within the University; (2) Develop a well-defined graduate studies "track" to complement and enhance the Department's existing areas of concentration (2009)

Doctoral Committee Member
Thich, Minh-Quang, graduate. (2006).

Pasquier, M., graduate. (2005).

Danese, J., doctoral candidate.

Master's Committee Chair
Bailey, C., graduate. (2012).

Wiggins, R., graduate. (2012).

Muldowney, K. K., graduate. (2011).

Stoltz, C., graduate. (2007).

McCune, L., graduate. (2007).

Bell, C., graduate. (2006).

Bryan, M., graduate. (2006).

Flynn, M., graduate. (2005).



Master's Committee Member
Reed, I., graduate. (2015).

Chung, L., graduate. (2012).

Edoho-Eket, N., graduate. (2012).

Tuzzeo, D., graduate. (2012).

Barra, E., graduate. (2011).

Ley, P., graduate. (2011).

Carbone, J., graduate. (2008).

Simmons, C., graduate. (2008).

Gordon, B., student.

Gibbs, A. L., student.



Research and Original Creative Work
Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Cuevas, B. J. (2011). "Illustrations of Human Effigies in Tibetan Ritual Texts: With Remarks on Specific Anatomical Figures and Their Possible Iconographic Source.". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 21(1), 73-97.
Cuevas, B. J. (2006). "Some Reflections on the Periodization of Tibetan History.". Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, 10, 44-55.
Cuevas, B. (1996). "Predecessors and Prototypes: Toward a Conceptual History of the Buddhist Antarabhava". Numen, 43(3), 263-302.

Refereed Books
Cuevas, B. (2015). The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat: The Life of Ra Lotsawa. Penguin Classics.
Cuevas, B. J. (2008). Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet. Oxford University Press.
Cuevas, B. J. (2003). The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Oxford University Press.

Edited Books
Cuevas, B. J., & Stone, J. I. (Eds.). (2007). The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations. University of Hawai'i Press.
Cuevas, B. J., & Schaeffer, K. R. (Eds.). (2006). Power, Politics, and the Reinvention of Tradition: Tibet in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Brill Publishers.

Invited Book Chapters
Cuevas, B. J. (2013). "Some Reflections on the Periodization of Tibetan History.". In G. Tuttle and K. Schaeffer (Ed.), The Tibetan History Reader (pp. pp. 49-63). Columbia University Press.
Cuevas, B. J. (2013). "A Prayer for Protection from Fear in the Bardo after Death.". In K. Schaeffer, M. Kapstein, G. Tuttle (Ed.), Sources of Tibetan Tradition (Introduction to Asian Civilizations) (pp. pp. 449-452). Columbia University Press.
Cuevas, B. J. (2013). "The Judgment in Hell of a Snooty Young Princess.". In K. Schaeffer, M. Kapstein, G. Tuttle (Ed.), Sources of Tibetan Tradition (Introduction to Asian Civilizations) (pp. pp. 456-458). Columbia University Press.

Refereed Book Chapters
Cuevas, B. (2015). "Rva lo tsa ba and His Biographers.". In Olaf Czaja, & Guntram Hazod (Eds.), The Illuminating Mirror: Tibetan Studies in Honour of Per K. Sorensen on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday (pp. 57-79). Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag.
Cuevas, B. J. (2010). "The 'Calf's Nipple' (Be'u bum) of Ju Mipam ('Ju Mi pham): A Handbook of Tibetan Ritual Magic.". In J. Cabezon (Ed.), Tibetan Ritual (pp. 165-186). Oxford University Press.
Cuevas, B. J. (2007). "The Death and Return of Lady Wangzin: Visions of the Afterlife in Tibetan Buddhist Popular Literature.". In B. Cuevas, J. Stone (Ed.), The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations (pp. 297-325). University of Hawai'i Press.

Invited Encyclopedia Entries
Cuevas, B. (2014). Nyima Drakpa. In Alexander Gardner (Ed.), The Treasury of Lives. Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Retrieved from http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Nyima-Drakpa/6668
Cuevas, B. J. (2005). Vajrasattva. In L. Jones (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Religion (2nd ed., Vol. 14, p. 9514-9516). Macmillan.
Cuevas, B. J. (2004). Intermediate States. In R. Buswell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Buddhism (1st ed., Vol. 1, p. 377-380). Macmillan.
Cuevas, B. J. (2004). Rebirth. In R. Buswell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Buddhism (1st ed., Vol. 2, p. 712-714). Macmillan.
Cuevas, B. J. (2004). Samsara. In R. Buswell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Buddhism (1st ed., Vol. 2, p. 738-739). Macmillan.
Cuevas, B. J. (2004). Tibetan Book of the Dead. In R. Buswell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Buddhism (1st ed., Vol. 2, p. 859-860). Macmillan.

Invited Reviews
Cuevas, B. (in press). "Review of Nicolas Sihlé, Rituels bouddhiques de pouvoir et de violence: la figure du tantriste tibétain". Religion, 6 pages pages.
Cuevas, B. J. (2008). "Review of Per K. Sørensen and Guntram Hazod, Rulers on the Celestial Plain: Ecclesiastic and Secular Hegemony in Medieval Tibet. A Study of Tshal Gung-thang.". Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, 4, 1-7. Retrieved from http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/jiats=/04/rev_sorensen/
Cuevas, B. J. (2008). "Review of Ronald M. Davidson, Tibetan Renaissance: Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture.". History of Religions, 47(4), 320-323.
Cuevas, B. J. (2007). "Review of Per K. Sørensen and Guntram Hazod, Thundering Falcon: An Inquiry into the History and Cult of Khra-'brug, Tibet's First Buddhist Temple.". Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, 3, 1-5. Retrieved from http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/jiats=/03/rev_sorensen/
Cuevas, B. J. (2006). "Review of John Vincent Bellezza, Spirit-mediums, Sacred Mountains and Related Bon Textual Traditions in Upper Tibet: Calling Down the Gods.". Journal of Asian Studies, 65(4), 814-815.

Presentations
Invited Papers at Conferences
Cuevas, B. (presented 2014, November). "Hagiography and Polemic: A Few Remarks on the Composition of The Life of Ra Lotsawa.". Paper presented at 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, American Academy of Religion (AAR), San Diego, California. (National)
Cuevas, B. J. (presented 2013, November). "Tibetan Magico-Medical Literature: 15th through 17th Centuries.". Paper presented at AAR, AAR, Baltimore, Maryland. (National)
Cuevas, B. J. (presented 2010, November). "Tibetan Literature up to the Twelfth Century.". Paper presented at AAR, AAR, Atlanta, GA. (National)
Cuevas, B. J. (presented 2008, April). "A 20th-century Tibetan Grimoire for All Needs and Desires.". Paper presented at Buddhism's Occult Technologies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (presented 2007, May). "Mipam's 'Calf's Nipple': A Handbook of Tibetan Ritual Magic.". Paper presented at Theory and Practice of Tibetan Ritual, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (presented 2006, May). ). "On the Politics of Magical Warfare in Tibet: The Assault Sorcery of Zur the Omniscient and the Fifth Dalai Lama's Rise to Power in 1642.". Paper presented at Tibetan Religion and State in the 17th and 18th Centuries, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. (International)

Nonrefereed Papers at Conferences
Cuevas, B. (accepted). "Sorcerer of the Iron Castle: The Obscure Life of Blo bzang bstan pa rab rgyas (c. 1646-1721), the First Brag dkar sngags rams pa of A mdo.". Paper to be presented at The 14th Meeting of the International Association of Tibetan Studies Conference, Bergen, Norway, International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS). (International)
Cuevas, B. (presented 2005, September). "Notes on the Role of Family Clans in Tibetan Religious History.". Paper presented at The 14th International Association of Buddhist Studies Conference, London, England, International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS). (International)
Cuevas, B. (presented 2003, September). "Rnying-ma-pa Monastic Organization in Seventeenth-Century Tibet: The Case of Smin-grol-gling.". Paper presented at The 10th Meeting of the International Association of Tibetan Studies Conference, Oxford, England, International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS). (International)
Cuevas, B. (presented 1999, August). "Speculations on the Development of the Intermediate-State Doctrine in Tibet.". Paper presented at The 12th International Association of Buddhist Studies Conference, International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS). (International)
Cuevas, B. (presented 1998, July). "A Textual Survey of the gter-ma Cycle of Karma-gling-pa: The Zab-chos zhi-khro dgongs-pa rang-grol and Bar-do thos-grol chen-mo.". Paper presented at The 8th Meeting of the International Association of Tibetan Studies Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS), Indiana University, Bloomington. (International)

Invited Presentations at Symposia
Cuevas, B. (presented 2014, June). "Tibetan Buddhist Historiography". In John Kieschnick (Chair), Buddhist Historiography Workshop. Presentation at the meeting of Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (presented 2013, April). "Tibetan Literature Seminar: Dunhuang Manuscripts.". In J. Gyatso & L. van der Kuijp (Chair), "Religion and the Literary in Tibet". Presentation at the meeting of Harvard University. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (presented 2012, April). "Tibetan Literature Seminar: Poetry and Verse.". In F. Garrett (Chair), "Religion and the Literary in Tibet". Presentation at the meeting of University of Toronto. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (presented 2011, October). "Tibetan Buddhist Studies: Current State of the Field.". In M. Poceski (Chair), Florida Buddhist Studies Roundtable. Presentation at the meeting of University of Florida, Gainseville, FL. (National)
Cuevas, B. J. (presented 2011, March). "Tibetan Literature: Genres". In K. Schaeffer (Chair), "Religion and the Literary in Tibet". Presentation at the meeting of University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. (International)

Invited Lectures and Readings of Original Work
Cuevas, B. (2016, May). "The Murderous Saint: Making Sense of The Life of Ra Lotsawa.". Delivered at Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS), University of Chicago, University of Chicago. (National)
Cuevas, B. J. (2011, November). "Further Reflections of an American Tibetologist.". Delivered at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (2008, April). "War Magic in Tibetan Buddhism.". Delivered at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (2008, March). "Sources for a History of Tibetan War Magic in the 16th and 17th Centuries.". Delivered at Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (2008, March). "Tibetan Image Magic". Delivered at Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, NY. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (2006, March). "Family Matters: Kinship Bonds and Buddhist History in Tibet.". Delivered at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. (International)
Cuevas, B. J. (2006, January). "Buddhist Tales of Ghosts and Lingering Spirits in Tibetan Popular Literature.". Delivered at University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. (National)

Contracts and Grants
Contracts and Grants Funded
Cuevas, Bryan J (PI). (Jan 2013–Dec 2013). Translation and Analysis of 'The Life of Ra Lotsawa,' A 13th Century Biography of a Tibetan Buddhist Saint. Funded by National Endowment for the Humanities. (FA-57071-13). Total award $50,400.
Cuevas, B. J. (May 2011–Aug 2011). Magical Warfare in Buddhist Tibet. Funded by FSU Council on Research & Creativity Faculty Research Support. Total award $14,000.
Cuevas, Bryan J (PI). (Jul 2010–Jun 2011). John F. Priest Endowed Professorship in Religion Fund. Funded by FSU Foundation. Total award $3,179.
Cuevas, Bryan J (PI). (Sep 2007–Jun 2008). The Politics of Magical Warfare in Tibet. Funded by Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. Total award $29,067.
Cuevas, Bryan J (PI). (Jul 2005–Jun 2006). Freeman Foundation. Funded by University of California, Berkeley. Total award $71,823.

Reviews of My Research and Original Creative Work by Other Authors
Reviews Appearing in Journals
DeValerio, D. (2012). Review of B. Cuevas, Travels in the Netherworld (Oxford, 2008) - "Chasing Tibet's Demons: A Review Essay". Religious Studies Review, 38.2, 61-68.
Wilson, L. (2010). Review of B. Cuevas and J. Stone (eds.), The Buddhist Dead (Hawai'i, 2007). Religious Studies Review, 36(3), 193-198.
Malamah-Thomas, A. (2009). Review of B. Cuevas, Travels in the Netherworld (Oxford, 2008). Mortality, 14(1), 94-95.
Penkower, L. (2009). Review of B. Cuevas and J. Stone (eds.), The Buddhist Dead (Hawai'i, 2007). Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 77(1), 141-144.
Amstutz, G. (2008). Review of B. Cuevas and J. Stone (eds.), The Buddhist Dead (Hawai'i, 2007). Japanese Religions, 33(1-2), 137-139.
Lackwoski, A. (2008). Review of B. Cuevas, Travels in the Netherworld (Oxford, 2008). Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, 28(2), 103.
McKay, A. (2008). Review of B. Cuevas and K. Schaeffer (eds.), Power, Politics, and the Reinvention of Tradition (Brill, 2006). Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 71(1), 145-146.
Langer, R. (2007). Review of B. Cuevas and J. Stone (eds.), The Buddhist Dead (Hawai'i, 2007). Buddhadharma, 6(2), 67-68.
Schaeffer, K. (2006). Review of B. Cuevas, The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Oxford, 2003). Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 74(4), 1042-1044.

Reviews Appearing in Magazines or Newsletters
Richie, D. (2007, July). Review of B. Cuevas and J. Stone (eds.), The Buddhist Dead (Hawai'i, 2007). The Japan Times, 1-2.

Service
Florida State University
FSU University Service
Member, Undergraduate Policy (2011–2012).

FSU Department Service
Member, Chairman's Executive Committee (2015–2016).
Member, Graduate Admissions Committee (2015–2016).
Member, Tenure and Promotion (2013–2015).
Member, Chairman's Executive Committee (2012–2013).
Chair, Faculty Search Committee (East Asian Religions) (2012–2013).
Member, Tenure and Promotion (2011–2012).
Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate Coordinator (2008–2012).
Member, Merit Contingency Committee (2011).
Member, Tenure and Promotion (2008–2009).
Member, Departmental Graduate Area "Tracks" Committee (2008–2009).
Chair, Faculty Search Committee (Japanese Religions) (2008).
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Undergraduate Coordinator (2006–2007).
Liaison, Department Library Committee (2000–2005).
Member, Graduate Admissions Committee (2000–2005).
Member, Chairman's Executive Committee (2003–2004).

The Profession
Editor for Refereed Journals
Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (2008–present).

Editorial Board Membership(s)
Journal of the American Academy of Religion (2010–present).

Reviewer or Panelist for Grant Applications
Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies (2010–present).


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