Marcus Bingenheimer 馬德偉 teaches in the Department of Religion. He was born in Germany. He obtained an MA (Sinology) and Dr.phil (History of Religions) from Würzburg University and an MA (Communication Studies) from Nagoya University. Marcus currently works as Associate Professor of Religion at Temple University, Philadelphia. He also serves as Academic Director of the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio in the Temple Library, where he helps to coordinate support for emerging digital scholarship technologies, such as Digital Humanities & Arts methods, critical making, and the use of VR-environments.
His main research interests are the history of Buddhism in East Asia and early Buddhist sutra literature. Currently, he is working on two very different kinds of texts: Āgama literature and Ming-Qing dynasty temple gazetteers. Next to that, Marcus is interested in the Digital Humanities and how to do research in the age of digital information.