Carl Yamamoto

Emeritus Faculty


Contact Info

LA 4210


Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of Virgina, 2009

M.A., Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 2002

Areas of Expertise

Tibetan Buddhism during the “later dissemination” period (950-1300);
Religious autobiography and the textual economies of medieval Tibet
Textual production and material culture;
Religious conflict and the construction of orthodoxy and heterodoxy;
Sectarian identity and individual identity

Selected Publications

  • Vision and Violence: Lama Zhang and the Politics of Charisma in Twelfth-Century Tibet, Brill Publications, 2012
  • "The Historical Roots of Tibetan Scholasticism," Blackwell Religion Compass 3.5, September 2009, pages 823-35