Jolyon Baraka Thomas

Jolyon Baraka Thomas is a PhD candidate in Religion at Princeton University. His dissertation, “Japan’s Preoccupation with Religious Freedom,” discusses competing visions of religious freedom in early twentieth century Japan. Previous publications include Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2012), “Horrific ‘Cults’ and Comic Religion: Manga After Aum,” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 39(1): 127–151, and “Shūkyō Asobi and Miyazaki Hayao’s Anime,” Nova Religio 10(3): 73–95.