Gregory Levine standing in front of green leaves

Research Expertise and Interest

Buddhist visual culture, Eco Art History

Research Description

Greg Levine is Professor of the Department of History of Art. His current book project is, A Tree and A Buddha: Imagining an Arboreal Humanism, and he is at work on a projected trilogy: Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments (2017); Buddha Heads: Fragments and Landscapes; and Other Buddhas: Race and Buddhist Visual Culture. The recipient of a Guggenheim and other fellowships, he is an editorial board member of the Journal of Art Historiography and Artibus Asiae. His courses introduce global Buddhist visual cultures; eco art history; plunder, iconoclasm, and forgery; and the fragment in visual-material culture.

In the News

Five professors win Guggenheims

Five Berkeley professors have been named 2010 Guggenheim fellows, an award conferred for "achievement and exceptional promise."

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