Linda Heuman is a contributing editor at the magazine Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and holds, at Tricycle , a John Templeton Foundation journalism fellowship in science, religion, and Buddhism. She is a visiting scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University, where she is also affiliated with the Program in Science and Technology Studies and the Contemplative Studies Initiative. She is a former contributing editor at the Brown Alumni Magazine . Her articles, essays, and reviews have also appeared in Penguin's Best Spiritual Writing , Buddhadharma , Stanford Magazine , Plenty , and The Industry Standard and have been published in German in Buddhismus aktuell . She is currently engaged in a journalistic project on the nature of religion and science that will open a conversation—at a level accessible to the general public—between Buddhists and scholars of the humanities and social sciences who are critiquing background assumptions of modernity.