Andrew Dade

PhD Candidate

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology of Buddhism 
  • Sound and the Secular  
  • Modern South/Southeast Asia 
  • Postcolonial theory 
  • Religion, Media, Law 


Andrew is a PhD candidate in the Department for Study of Religion in collaboration with the Centre for South Asian Studies.  They completed their MLIS & MS Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.  They are interested in the interpretations and varied work of sound, recitation, and the secular for Buddhist traditions, in particular, and many other traditions, comparatively.  Their combination of ethnographic research and textual analysis follows devotional, philosophical, and ideological engagements of the Pali Abhidhamma, a Buddhist phenomenological-soteriological treatise, in Myanmar (Burma) and South/Southeast Asia more broadly.