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Gerjan Altenburg

Gerjan Altenburg Title: Contract Instructor
Email: g.altenburg@uwinnipeg.ca


M.A. McMaster University (2014) 

B.A. Dalhousie University (2012) 

Gerjan Altenburg is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. His research focuses on Indian Buddhist monastic literature available in the Sanskrit and classical Tibetan languages. His dissertation is a study of the rules of customary behaviour found in the Mūlasarvāstivāda-vinaya, the canonical monastic code belonging to the North Indian Mūlasarvāstivāda school of Buddhism. 

Teaching Areas:
History of Indian Religions; Indian Religions on Film; Storytelling in Indian Religions.


  • Religions of India (REL-2703)