Bruno Shirley is a PhD student in Asian studies. He focuses mainly on Pali Buddhist depictions of kings and kingship in Southern Asia, particularly Sri Lanka. He holds an MA in religious studies from Victoria University of Wellington.
Committee chair/advisor: Anne Blackburn
Discipline: Asian Studies
Primary Language: Pali
Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka
Research Interests: Buddhist kingship in the Pali cosmopolis; Sovereignty in Medieval Lankan Buddhism