2017–2019 Masters Fellowship at University of British Columbia
Maggie Mitchell completed her B.A. in Religious Studies at Mount Allison University in 2016. Her undergraduate research examined a contemporary account of rebuilding of a Chinese Buddhist temple on Wutaishan, looking at the role of both lineage and academia in this practice. She is interested in how Buddhist noncanonical sources from medieval China are used in reconstructing sites in China today. She is also interested more generally in sacred space, East Asian death practices, and using digital sources in the study of religion. She participated in 2017 FROGBEAR Cluster 1.1 field work.