Tomoko Masuzawa

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Tomoko Masuzawa
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
Department of Comparative Literature
Department of History
Main interests

Tomoko Masuzawa is Professor of History and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. In 1979, she received her MA in Religious Studies at Yale University. Masuzawa received her PhD in Religious Studies from University of California Santa Barbara in 1985. European intellectual history (19th century), discourses on religion, history of religion, and psychoanalysis are Masuzawa’s fields of study.


  • 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)


Works cited[edit]

Mozumder, Mohammad Golam Nabi (2011). Interrogating Post-Secularism: Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Talal Asad (MA thesis). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 1 November 2018.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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