David DiValerio

Assistant Professor
 Holton Hall 384



PhD, University of Virginia, 2011
MA, University of Virginia, 2005
BA, Wesleyan University, 2003

Research Interests

Tibetan history, culture, language and literature
theories of religion
ascetic traditions

Courses Offered

Hist 284 – Buddhism Across Asia
Hist 370 – Tibetan Buddhism
Hist 940 – Marx and Religion in Tibet
RelSt 350 – Sainthood
RelSt 395 – Theories of Religion

Selected Publications

DiValerio, David M. The Holy Madmen of Tibet. Oxford University Press, 2015: 352.
DiValerio, David M. “Review of Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions, by Christian K. Wedemeyer.” Religions of South Asia 9. (2015).
DiValerio, David M. “Re-animating the Great Yogin: On the Composition of the Biographies of the Madman of Tsang (1452-1507).” Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines 31. (2015): 25-49.
DiValerio, David M. “Review of Theos Bernard, The White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life, by Paul Hackett.” Journal of Buddhist Ethics 20. (2013): 654-61.
DiValerio, David M. “Chasing Tibet’s Demons: A Review.” Religious Studies Review 38.2 (2012): 61-68.