Bell, Christopher

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Christopher Bell

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Primary Affiliation (Workplace)
Stetson University

PhD University

University of Virginia


  • Ph.D. - University of Virginia, 2007 – 2012 (expected)
  • M.A - Florida State University - Religious Studies; Asian Religions - 2006
  • B.A. - Florida State University - Creative Writing and Religions - 2003

Biographical information

Christopher Bell is is a doctoral candidate in the History of Religions Program at the University of Virginia. His concentration is in Tibetan Religions and History, though he is specifically interested in Tibetan gods and demons. His recent research focus has been on Tibetan protector deities; he is currently exploring the historical evolution of the cult of Pehar, an ancient and important deity with ties to Tibet’s oldest monastery as well as the government of the Dalai Lamas.

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