Linda Heuman is an award-winning journalist who covers religion, science, and culture. She specializes in promoting understanding across difficult divides: between science and religion; between the humanities and sciences; between academic specialists and general audiences; between scholars of religion and religious practitioners; and between non-modern cultures and modern ones.
Heuman is a Visiting Scholar of Religious Studies at Brown University and a contributing editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, where she writes about the transmission of Buddhism to the modern West. She introduces a Buddhist voice into current debates in public and scholarly life and brings those conversations to Buddhist readers.
In 2012 she was awarded a two-year John Templeton Foundation Journalism Fellowship to write a series of articles for Tricycle magazine. These articles challenged assumptions framing the contemporary dialogue between Buddhism and science and initiated groundbreaking exchange between Buddhist thinkers and humanities scholars. Heuman continues to foster this conversation in academia and the public sphere.
She is author of Shifting the Ground We Stand On: Buddhist and Western Thinkers Challenge Modernity (Tricycle eBook, 2018). Her freelance writing has also appeared in Penguin's Best Spiritual Writing, The Industry Standard, Stanford Magazine, Brown Alumni Magazine, Plenty, Buddhadharma Magazine, and Document Journal and has been translated into Portuguese, German, and Chinese.