Published: Oct. 7, 2016


Dr. Sara Shneiderman, professor of anthropology, University of British Columbia

Professor Shneiderman's research explores the relationships between political discourse, ritual action, and cross-border mobility in producing ethnic identities and shaping social transformation. She is the author of the book Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India (2015), which is a transnational study of the relationships between mobility, ethnicity, and ritual action. This is co-sponsored by the Tibet Himalaya Initiative, the Center for Asian Studies, and the Department of Anthropology.