William R. Lindsey

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  • Associate Professor
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, Religious Studies

Contact Info

Bailey Hall, Room 313
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


William Lindsey's primary research interest lies in analyzing how individuals and groups in Tokugawa Japan (1600-1867) constructed and contested social identity and power along lines of ritual and symbol made available through the bricolage of Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, kami worship, local traditions, and individual motivations.


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2003


Religion in Japan; religion in Korea; theory and method in the study of religion; ritual; the body; gender; religion and childhood