James Gentry is a scholar of Tibetan religion, culture, and society. In his Ph.D. dissertation completed in 2014 at Harvard University he studied the roles of sacred objects, such as relics, amulets, and other sacra, in the lives of Tibetan Buddhists, now available as a tome from Brill's Tibetan Studies Library, Power Objects in Tibetan Buddhism: The Life, Writings, and Legacy of Sokdokpa Lodrö Gyeltsen. James’s research has led him to live in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, China, and India for nearly a decade. He currently works as an associate editor for 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. He is also Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and Director of the Master of Arts in Translation, Textual Interpretation and Philology at the Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu University, Nepal.