Institution: Stetson University
Location: DeLand, FL
Role at DRH: Expert
Area of Research: Tibetan Buddhism


Christopher Bell, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of religious studies at Stetson University. He received his bachelor of arts degree in creative writing and religions and his master of arts degree in religious studies from Florida State University. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia, where his area of concentration has been in Tibetan and Buddhist studies. He has experience as a teaching assistant and as an instructor at both Florida State University and at the University of Virginia, as well as experience for one year as a teaching associate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong. During his graduate program he was awarded a Fulbright Institute of International Education Graduate Fellowship for International Study and completed extensive multi-country field research in the Chinese cities of Xining, Chengdu, and Lhasa, Tibet, as well as in Dharamsala, India. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Research Interests

  • Asian Models Of Divinity
  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Tibetan Ritual
  • Tibetan Demonology
  • Protector Deities
  • Deity Cults

Database Contributions

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Nechung Cult July 09, 2019