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Stephen T. Asma, PhD



Stephen T. Asma, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago, where he currently holds the titles of Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the LAS Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture. In 2003, Dr. Asma was Visiting Professor at the Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia. He is the author of several books including Why I Am a Buddhist (Hampton Roads, 2010), On Monsters, and The Gods Drink Whiskey. He frequently writes on topics that bridge the humanities and sciences, including articles for the Chicago Tribune, In These Times magazine, the Skeptical Inquirer, the Chronicle Review, Skepticmagazine, and Chicago Public Radio's news-magazine show "Eight-Forty-Eight".


Buddha For Beginners (Paperback)
Why I Am a Buddhist (Hardcover)
         No-Nonsense Buddhism with Red Meat and Whiskey