Jake Nagasawa

Graduate Student

Office Location

South Hall 5432 N


Religious Studies


  • MA, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2017.
  • BA, Theology & Religious Studies and Asian Studies, University of San Francisco, 2011.


Jake is a PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies. His research focuses on Tantric Buddhism in ancient and medieval Tibet. His MA thesis is a translation of an epistle from the Tibetan Buddhist canon ascribed to Buddhaguhya, an eighth-century Indian Buddhist master.


Jake is currently working on a translation with two colleagues of a s?tra entitled Ascertaining the Discipline: Up?li’s Questions (Tibetan: ’Dul ba rnam par gtan la dbab pa nye bar ’khor gyis zhus pa).