Lucas Carmichael holds a PhD in Religion and Literature from the University of Chicago Divinity School and is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research is stimulated by attention to translators as scribes and mediators of the cultural distances, hermeneutical negotiations, and historical connections between ancient texts and contemporary readers. He focuses primarily on the translation, transmission, reception, and popularization of Chinese classics in Europe and America, and is currently preparing a book manuscript titled The Daode Jing as American Scripture. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the five-year “Transnational Religious Expression: Between Asia and North America” seminar at the American Academy of Religion.
Department of Religion