Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Writer and Honorary Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is a full-time writer and Honorary Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland.

Before launching his literary career, Mr. Masson was a research associate in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) from 1981 to 1992.

He was a visiting professor of Sanskrit at UCB from 1978 to 1979. Prior to that, Mr. Masson was a professor of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto from 1969 to 1975.

Mr. Masson is the author of many publications and scholarly articles. His latest work, "Slipping into Paradise: Why I Live in New Zealand," is a memoir about his life there with his wife and children since their move from California in 2000.
Mr. Masson earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1964. He received a Tower Fellowship to the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris in 1965, a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Calcutta in 1966 and an American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship to the University of Poona in1968-1969.
Mr. Masson also received a Ph.D. with Honors, Sanskrit & Indian Studies from Harvard University in 1970.

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