Dr. Todd Lewis
Dr. Todd Lewis, one of the world’s leading authorities on the religions of the mid-montane Himalayan region and the social history of Buddhism, is a member of the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross, with a dual appointment as Research Associate in the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies at Harvard University. For more than 30 years, his research has focused on Buddhism in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, particularly the traditions found among the Newars, the valley's indigenous people. Dr. Lewis is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles, including Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal, and co-authors World Religions Today and Asian Religions Today. He is a past recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.