Micah Auerback

Micah Auerback  researches and a teaches in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. His academic interests, centered on the modern period, include military and prison chaplaincy by Japanese Buddhists; modern Buddhist notions of engagement with state and society; and the polymath Minakata Kumagusu. His book project analyzes changing Japanese narratives of the Buddha Śākyamuni, from the Edo period to the postwar years.