Susanne Mrozik

Professor of Religion; Chair of Religion
Buddhism; gender; ethics

Susanne Mrozik is a gender specialist in Buddhist studies. Currently, she is researching the contemporary Buddhist nuns' movement with a particular focus on Sri Lanka. Mrozik is the author of Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2007). She is also the co-author of Women Practicing Buddhism: American Experiences (Wisdom Publications, 2007).

Mrozik teaches courses on women in Buddhism, Buddhist ethics, Buddhist literature, Buddhism in America, and a comparative religion course on body images and practices in religious traditions. Most of her courses are cross-listed in Asian Studies and/or Gender Studies. She also is the Mount Holyoke faculty advisor for the Five College Buddhist Certificate Program.

Mrozik has contributed scholarly articles to a range of publications, including Religion Compass, the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, and the Journal of Religious Ethics. She is the recipient of numerous teaching and academic awards, including the Derek Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University; an American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies Fellowship for ethnographic research in Sri Lanka; a Fulbright grant for Sanskrit research in India; and a Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

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Recent Publications

Mrozik, S. (2020). Sri Lankan Buddhist nuns: Complicating the debate over ordination. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 36 (1), 33-49.