Eve Mullen

Associate Professor of Religion

Eve Mullen joined the Religion faculty at Oxford College of Emory University in 2006. Dr. Mullen earned a B.A. in Religion at Washington and Lee University in 1990, an M.T.S. from Harvard in 1992, and her Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 1999. Her areas of expertise include Tibetan Buddhism in America, Asian religious traditions, religion's role in identity construction, and teaching pedagogy in the religion classroom. Dr. Mullen is a Fulbright U.S. Scholar and a Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Studies and Religious Studies and has served as a Fulbright Peer Reviewer for the Senior Specialist Program on the national level. She is affiliated with the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies graduate program at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She has also served as Guest Lecturer at Universitaet Hamburg with a grant from the Gustav Prietsch Foundation for Religious and Ideological Tolerance in Germany. Dr. Mullen is the author of The American Occupation of Tibetan Buddhism: Tibetans and their American Hosts in New York City, as well as numerous articles and book chapters on Buddhism-related topics. Dr. Mullen's courses at Emory include Asian Religious Traditions, Introduction to Religion, Death and Dying in World Religions, and Introduction to Buddhism.


BA| Washington and Lee University| 1990

MTS| Harvard University| 1992

PhD| Temple University| 1999

Courses Taught

Introduction to Religion

Asian Religious Traditions

Death and Dying in World Religions

Introduction to Buddhism


Fulbright Specialist Peer Reviewer, 2020

Fulbright U.S. Scholar, 2005-2006

Fulbright Senior Scholar, 2005

U.S. Department of State Grantee, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2001

Gustav-Prietsch Foundation Lecturer, Hamburg, Germany, 1999-2001


Religion and the Political Imagination in a Changing South Africa. Gordon Mitchell, Eve Mullen (Ed.). Münster: Waxmann, 2002 (Religion and Society in Transition, Vol. 3).

The American Occupation of Tibetan Buddhism: Tibetans and their American Hosts in New York City. With a Foreword by Wolfram Weisse. Münster; New York: Waxmann, 2001 (Jugend – Religion – Unterricht (“Youth, Religion, Education”), Vol. 6).

“Buddhism, Children, and the Childlike in American Buddhist Films,” in Buddhism and American Cinema, a volume of the SUNY Press Series in Buddhism and American Culture. Gary Storhoff and John Whalen-Bridge (Ed.). Albany: SUNY Press, 2014. 

“Death and Buddhist Perspectives in America,” in Religion, Death and Dying in America: An Anthology. Lucy Bregman (Ed.). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing, 2010.

“Buddhists,” in Religions in Focus: New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practice. Graham Harvey (Ed.). London: Equinox, 2009.

“Buddhist Perspectives of Death, Grief and Loss,” in Living with Grief: Challenges of Diversity. Ken Doka (Ed.). Washington, D.C.: The Hospice Foundation of America, 2009.

“Tibetan Religious Expression and Identity: Transformations in Exile,” in Materializing Religion: Expression, Performance and Ritual. Elisabeth Arweck, William Keenan (Ed.). Hants, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2006.


“Indonesian Elections: Religious Violence, Religious Tolerance, and the Future of Pancasila Policy.” Fulbright Association Conference, Arlington, Virginia, October 25, 2019.

“Asian Citizenship from Above and Below: Complicating Formal Modes of Belonging.” Respondent, Association for Asian Studies Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 2, 2016. 

“Buddhism in Modernity: the Example of the USA.” Akademie der Weltreligionen, Universitaet Hamburg, Zentrum für Buddhismuskunde, Hamburg, Germany, May 19, 2011.

“Practical Ethics and Care for the Dying: Innovative American Buddhist Movements.”  “Buddhism Without Borders: Contemporary Developments in Buddhism in the West” Conference, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, March 2010.

“Comparative World Religions in the Classroom and Mutual Understanding: Student Learning, Student Outreach.” International Education Task Force of the Fulbright Association, Washington, DC, October 29, 2009. 

“’We live with just enough to live.’ Tibetan Buddhists in the United States.”  Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa, August 22, 2007.

“Women, Men, and the Ideal of Non-Dualism in Buddhism and Taoist Philosophy.”  United States Embassy and Universitas Muhammadiyah. Yogyakarta, Indonesia, March 29, 2006.