Jamie Hubbard

Professor of Religion and Yehan Numata Professor in Buddhist Studies; Jill Ker Conway Chair in Religion and East Asian Studies

Jamie Hubbard

Contact & Office Hours

Academic year 2023–24
On Sabbatical

Seelye Hall 303



Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin

B.A., Webster University


Jamie Hubbard graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a doctorate in Buddhist studies and has been teaching at Smith College since 1985.

Hubbard is the author of books, articles and films on Buddhism in East Asia, including Pruning the Bodhi Tree (with Paul Swanson), Absolute Delusion, Perfect Buddhahood and the film The Yamaguchi Story: Buddhism and the Family in Japan. He also has extensive interests in the use of technology in Buddhist studies and has worked on numerous projects in the area of archiving Buddhist texts and digital publication, and more recently in the field of neuroscience and emerging technologies of awareness: Cyborg Buddha!