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Megan Bryson
Megan Bryson

Associate Professor and Associate Head
514 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0450

Phone: 865-974-2466

See Also: Curriculum Vitae Profile

Megan Bryson is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. Her research focuses primarily on intersections of religion, gender, and ethnicity in Southwest China. Dr. Bryson has recently published an article in the journal Asian Ethnology, and she is currently revising her book manuscript, titled The Boundaries of Chinese Religion: Ethnicity and Gender in the Cult of Baijie Shengfei. A winner of the UT Alumni Association's Outstanding Teacher Award , Dr. Bryson regularly teaches courses on the religions of China and Japan as well as Zen Buddhism. She also maintains a blog about appropriations of Zen Buddhism in contemporary culture at

  • Ph.D., Religious Studies, Stanford University, 2010
  • B.A., Religious Studies and Chinese, University of Oregon, 2000

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