Yujin Nagasawa was educated as an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in the United States, and received his PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2004.
From 2004 to 2005 he was Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta, Canada and Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) at ANU.
He came to Birmingham in 2006 to take up a permanent position. He was awarded the Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize in 2007, the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise by the John Templeton Foundation and the University of Heidelberg in 2008, and the Excellence in Philosophy of Religion Prize by the University of St. Thomas in 2011.
He is currently Treasurer of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Co-Editor and Review Editor of the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Co-Series Editor of Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion and a member of the Editorial Board of Religious Studies and Ashgate's British Society for the Philosophy of Religion Book Series.