I work in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. My area is Religious Studies, and I work primarily on religious narrative in South and Southeast Asia, especially in the Buddhist and Jain traditions. On this blog I hope to share my research thoughts and activities, as well as some of the resources that I have created that may help others with an interest in this area. I will also comment on my experiences of being an academic in Scottish/UK Higher Education.

You can contact me on naomi [dot] appleton [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk

Career summary:

2012-present  School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

Since 2015: Senior Lecturer in Asian Religions

2012-15: Chancellor’s Fellow in Religious Studies

2009-12 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University

2008-9 Visiting Assistant Professor, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon

2005-8 Doctoral student, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

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