Jacob Dalton

Associate Professor and Chair

M.A. & Ph.D. University of Michigan 2002
B.A. Marlboro College 1993

(510) 643-5030
Address & Office Hours: 

3114 Dwinelle Hall

Curriculum Vitae: 

Jacob Dalton, Khyentse Foundation Distinguished University Professor in
Tibetan Buddhism, holds a joint appointment in South and
Southeast Asian Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures. He teaches
Tibetan Buddhism. After working for three years (2002-05) as a researcher with
the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library, he taught at Yale
University (2005-2008) before moving to Berkeley. He works on tantric ritual, Nyingma
religious history, paleography, and the Dunhuang manuscripts. He is the author
of The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism (Yale
University Press, 2011), The Gathering of
Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra
(Columbia University Press,
forthcoming), and co-author of Tibetan Tantric Manuscripts from Dunhuang: A
Descriptive Catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library

(Brill, 2006). He is currently working on a study of tantric ritual
in the Dunhuang manuscripts.