Tomoko Masuzawa

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Tomoko Masuzawa
Born Tomoko Masuzawa
Residence United States, Michigan
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western philosophy
Main interests

Religious studies[1]

At the University of Michigan, Tomoko Masuzawa is currently a Professor of History and Comparative Literature. In 1979, She received her MA in Religious Studies at Yale University. Then, Masuzawa received her PhD in Religious Studies from University of California Santa Barbara in 1985. Modern European intellectual history (19th century), discourses on religion, history on human sciences, and psychoanalysis are Masuzawa’s fields of study. Some of her majors works include:

In Search of Dreamtime: The Quest for the Origin of Religion (1993)

"Culture" in Mark C. Taylor (ed.), Critical Terms for Religious Studies (1998)

"Origin" in Willi Braun and Russell T. McCutcheon (eds.), Guide to the Study of Religion (1999)

"From Empire to Utopia: Effacement of Colonial Markings in Lost Horizon" in Positions: East Asia Cultural Critique (1999)

The Invention of World Religions or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism (2005)


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