Assistant Professor
Contact Areas of Interest
Goodman, Amanda Department for the Study of Religion
170 St. George Street, Room 334
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
t: 416-946-3350
e: amanda.goodman
  • Medieval Chinese Religions
  • East Asian Tantra
  • Dunhuang Studies
  • Central Asian Studies


Amanda Goodman received a BA in Chinese and Comparative Literature from Indiana University and an MA in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan. She is completing her doctoral dissertation for the Berkeley Buddhist Studies program with a focus on Tang-Song Chinese Esoteric Buddhism. Her dissertation research centers on a number of recovered Dunhuang manuscripts, specifically a number of lineage texts that appear to relate the early Chan school with the Chinese Esoteric tradition. Amanda Goodman joined the Department for the Study of Religion in 2007. Her research areas include Medieval Chinese Religions, East Asian Tantra, Dunhuang Studies, and Central Asian Studies.