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Thibaudeau Kira, M.A. student, Asian Field

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Kira Thibaudeau

M.A. student, Asian Field

MA Students
Department of Religious Studies


Kira is interested in engaging with issues concerning sex, gender, and monasticism within the context of East Asian Buddhism. Presently, her foremost academic interest involves examining how both lay and monastic women in pre-modern Japan were able to wield economic, social, and political power in order to acquire the means to produce various forms of Buddhist material culture, including items such as statues, scriptures, and paintings. 


  • University of Alberta, B.A. (Hons) in Religious Studies (2017)



  • "The Curious Absence of Japanese Buddhist Nuns from Buddhist Material Culture" at the "Research in Religious Studies Conference," University of Lethbridge, May 8, 2016.