Photo of Tyler A. Lehrer

(He/Him) I am a historian of early modern Indian Ocean religious and diplomatic networks, and a PhD Candidate in South and Southeast Asian History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 2022, I was a Fulbright U.S. Student Research Fellow in Sri Lanka. My research and teaching engage connections across maritime Buddhist kingdoms in what are now Sri Lanka and central Thailand, as well as religious, gender, and colonial history more broadly. Read more.

Late seventeenth–century Thai temple painting showing the Buddha's footprint

ca. late seventeenth-century temple painting at Wat Phutthaisawan, Ayutthaya (Thailand), depicting Śrī Pāda, the Buddha footprint in central Sri Lanka