Reading Group: UofT/McMaster University Yehan Numata Program in Buddhist Studies
April D. Hughes is Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University. She received her Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University and she completed M.A. degrees in East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley and UCLA. Her research situates medieval Chinese religion within broader cultural and social contexts. She is especially interested in medieval Buddhist manuscripts and mural paintings discovered near Dunhuang, where she spent six months in residence during her doctoral training. Her first book, Worldly Saviors and Imperial Authority in Medieval Chinese Buddhism, was published with University of Hawai‘i Press in 2021.