Faculty

Rima Vesely-Flad, MDiv `02, MIA, PhD `13

Visiting Professor of Buddhism and Black Studies


contact

rvesely@uts.columbia.edu

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, University of Iowa, 1997
Master of International Affairs, Columbia University, 2003
Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 2002
Master of Philosophy, Union Theological Seminary, 2011
Doctor of Philosophy, Union Theological Seminary, 2013

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Rima Vesely-Flad is a Visiting Professor of Buddhism and Black Studies at Union Theological Seminary.  She is the author of Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition: The Practice of Stillness in the Movement for Liberation (NYU Press, 2022) and Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice (Fortress Press, 2017).  She leads retreats and classes for dharma centers throughout the U.S.

Learn more about Dr. Rima Vesely-Flad here.

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