Areas of Expertise
- Buddhist Philosophy
- Sexual Violence
- Trans Studies
Ray Buckner is pursuing their M.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University. They graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in Politics. They are currently a Graduate Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University.
Ray’s current research explores the intersections of Buddhist philosophy and sexual violence. Their research analyzes US cases of Buddhist teacher sexual violence, including mechanisms by which teachers uphold gendered and patriarchal forms of power. Their other research interests include queer theory, qualitative methodology, queer and trans desire, memory, and trauma.
Ray enjoys meditating, sitting in rose gardens, and writing in their free time. Ray is a contributing author at Lion’s Roar Magazine and Buddhadharma, where they write on Buddhism, queer and trans embodiment, and social injustice.