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Professor of Religion

Dr. Harrington received her Ph.D. in Religious Studie, with a specialty in Indian and Tibetan Buddhisms, from Columbia University in 2002,  She subsequently taught at Trinity College and Wesleyan University before joining BU’s Religion Department in 2009. Dr. Harrington’s publications span Buddhist Tantric traditions, religious embodiment and Buddhism in the United States. Her current research focuses on the intersection of Buddhism and American foreign policy objectives in a covert CIA organization during the early Cold War.