Joel Gruber

Scholar of Buddhism and Religion in American pop culture, founder of New Gods.

Joel Gruber earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, specializing in Tibetan Buddhist biography, history, and doctrine. Joel is the founder of New Gods and has published numerous journal articles and short essays on Tibetan Buddhism, Sino-Tibetan politics, Buddhism in the West, religion and pop culture, and Occultism. He is currently working on a forthcoming book on early Tibetan Buddhist doctrine and practice.