Temple painting from Wat Phutthaisawan, Thailand depicting two Buddha footprints, one in Thailand and another in Sri Lanka, separated by a dangerous sea
Late seventeenth-century temple painting at Wat Phutthaisawan, Ayutthaya, Thailand,
depicting Śrī Pāda, the Buddha footprint in central Sri Lanka

Hi, I’m Tyler.

I will be an Assistant Professor of History at Virginia Wesleyan University starting in August 2024. My primary research, publication, and teaching areas encompass South and Southeast Asian Buddhist lineages, European seaborne empires, transregional and transnational religious and political movements in the global south, and gender and sexual normativity in the early modern Indian Ocean. Read more.