Jowita Kramer is a Buddhist studies scholar specializing in the Yogācāra tradition. She is an associate professor of Indology at the Institut Fur Indologie Und Tibetologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen.
- Jowita Kramer completed a doctorate (Hamburg, 2004) and habilitation (Munich, 2010) in Indology. The main focus of her research lies on Indian and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism (with particular emphasis on the philosophical concepts of the Yogācāra tradition) and on aspects of authorship, originality, and intertextuality in Buddhist commentarial literature. Her publications include a monograph on the Yogācāra concept of the “five categories” (vastu) and studies of the Pañcaskandhakavibhāṣā, a 6th-century commentary by the Indian scholar Sthiramati on Vasubandhu’s Pañcaskandhaka.
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