Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Institutional Affiliation

University of Denver
Department of Religious Studies


Ph.D., M.A., Religious Studies, University of Virginia
B.A., Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin

Research Interests

Buddhism, Tibet, history of the book


Dr. Nourse teaches classes in Asian religious traditions at the University of Denver. He is a historian of religion whose research focuses on Buddhism as it developed in Tibet and China. Recently, he has also been active in research on the history of the book in Tibet. He was co-organizer of the Symposium on the Tibetan Book at the University of Virginia in November 2014 and the Buddhist Book Cultures Symposium at the University of Denver in April 2018. He is currently at work on a book-length study of the growth of Tibetan religious publishing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Dr. Nourse enjoys translating Tibetan literature and has been working for some time on a translation and study of a Tibetan history of the kingdom of Choné, a once thriving polity that straddled the political and cultural spheres of China and Tibet.