Dr. Sungha Yun received her M.A. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley in 2014 and her Ph.D in Buddhist Studies from University of California, Los Angeles in 2021. She was also ordained as a Won Buddhist kyomu (Won Buddhist priest) in 2007. She was an awardee of an ACLS/Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation fellowship in Buddhist Studies in 2020. Her dissertation entitled “Making a “Congregation of a Thousand Buddhas and a Million Bodhisattvas”: A Study of the Formation of Won Buddhism, a New Korean Buddhist Religion,” explores the complex interplay between indigenous Korean spirituality and beliefs; East Asian Buddhist practices; modernity; and contemporary interpretations of the concept of “religion.” Dr. Yun joined St. Olaf College as Assistant Professor of Religion and Asian Studies in Fall 2021.