PRINCETON UNIVERSITY -- Jacqueline Stone is an internationally acclaimed leader in the study of Japanese Buddhism. She joined the Princeton faculty in 1990, Her current research areas include death and dying in Buddhist cultures, Buddhism and nationalism, and traditions of the “Lotus Sutra,” particularly Tendai and Nichiren.
She is the author of Original Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism and Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan. She has co-edited The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations (with Bryan J. Cuevas), Readings of the Lotus Sutra (with Stephen F. Teiser, the D. T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies at Princeton) and other volumes of collected essays.
In 2018, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Also in 2018, she received a President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching from Princeton. She earned her bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and her Ph.D. from UCLA.