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Tomoko Masuzawa is Professor of History and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. She is the author of In Search of Dreamtime: the Quest for the Origin of Religion (1993) and The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism (2005), both published by the University of Chicago Press. She is currently working on a book-length study tentatively entitled The Promise of the Secular: William Robertson Smith and the Historical Constitution of Biblical Studies. She is also editing a volume entitled Genealogies of the Study of Religion.