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Gregory Price Grieve researches and teaches at the intersection of Buddhism, popular religion, and digital media.  He is Head and Professor of the Religious Studies Department at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He founded and directed his university’s Center for Critical Inquiry between 2004 to 2012.  He is also the co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Video Gaming and Religion Seminar, and a founding member of the International Academy for the Study of Gaming and Religion, as well as an editor in Routledge’s Studies in Religion and Digital Culture and De Gruyter’s series Introduction to Digital Humanities — Religion. He is the author of five books, as well as dozens of book chapters and journal articles.  His latest monograph was titled Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life (Routledge, 2016), this book analyzes the practice of silent online meditation.  His current research project explores video games and the problem of evil.

 

Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life (2017) (more)

Board of Governors: 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award Winner (more)

 

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