Associate Professor, Department of Religion, Princeton University
Jonathan Gold is an associate professor in the Religion Department and director of the Program in South Asian Studies at Princeton University. A scholar of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, he is interested in Buddhist approaches to language, learning, and ethics of personal cultivation, and is developing a Buddhist approach to contemporary problems in religion, politics, and social thought. Gold authored The Dharma’s Gatekeepers: Sakya Pandita on Buddhist Scholarship in Tibet and Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu’s Unifying Buddhist Philosophy, along with numerous articles on Buddhist philosophy, including the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entries on Vasubandhu and Sakya Pandita. He is co-editor of the forthcoming Readings of Santideva’s Guide to Bodhisattva Practice.