Brooke Schedneck received her B.A. from Boston University, majoring in religious studies. She holds an M.T.S,. focusing on World Religions, from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Asian Religions from Arizona State University. Her research interests include contemporary Buddhism, religions of Southeast Asia, gender in Asian religions, and religious tourism. Previous research explored the history of modern vipassana meditation, specifically investigating Thailand’s international meditation centers, which resulted in her first book. Her current research focuses on tourist encounters with Buddhism in Northern Thailand.