Benjamin Schonthal

Benjamin Schonthal is associate professor of Buddhism and Asian religions at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His research examines the intersections of religion, law, and politics in late-colonial and contemporary Southern Asia, with a particular focus on Buddhism and law in Sri Lanka. His current research project, supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand, looks at the interactions of state law and Buddhist monastic law in contemporary South and Southeast Asia.


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