Dr. Thomas Tweed is currently a professor and Harold and Martha Welch endowed chair in American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. In 2015, he served as the president of the American Academy of Religion. Dr. Tweed became a Pluralism Project affiliate in 1999 while a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at ChapelA chapel is a place of worship, smaller than the sanctuary of a church or synagogue, or in an institutional setting such as a college or hospital. Hill. During that time, Dr. Tweed and UNC Chapel Hill students, as part of a first year seminar course, sought to document Buddhist communities in North Carolina. The course was part of the first year seminar program, founded by Dr. Tweed, which was offered to students beginning in 1999.
Selected Links and Publications
- Faculty webpage: Dr. Thomas Tweed
- Article: “First Year Seminar Explores State’s Buddhist Temples,” UNC News Service (November 13, 2000)
- Book: Crossing and Dwelling: A Theory of Religion (Cambridge: Harvard University Press), 2006.
- Book: The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent (Chapel Hill: UNC Press), 2000.