PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, 2014
MA, University of Hamburg, Germany, 2007
BM, Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA, 2000
Michaela Mross is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. She specializes in Japanese Buddhism, with a particular emphasis on Sōtō Zen, Buddhist rituals, sacred music, as well as manuscript and print culture in premodern Japan. She has written numerous articles on kōshiki 講式 (Buddhist ceremonials) and co-edited a special issue of the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies on kōshiki. Currently, she is finishing a book manuscript on the development of kōshiki in the Sōtō school.