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Recent Conference Papers
"Psychologizing the Six Realms: Cultural Translation in the Transmission of Buddhist Tantra," paper presented on a panel on Transnational Religious Expression in North America: Asia in Translation at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Antonio, November 19–22, 2016.
"Black Yak: Narrating the Economic Toll of Buddhist Ethical Reform on Tibetan Nomads," paper co-authored with Tsewang Dorje and presented at Himalayan Studies Conference IV at the University of Texas at Austin, February 25-28, 2016.
"Situating Female Religious Authority: Gender, Genre and Geography in Eastern Tibet," paper presented on a panel on Female Lives and Narratives in Tibet at the American Academy of Religion conference in Atlanta, November 21-24, 2015.
"Buddhist Modernism and Ethical Reform on the Tibetan Plateau: New Articulations of Non-Violence," paper co-authored with Padmatso and presented at a panel on Formations of Doctrine in Buddhist Modernity at the American Academy of Religion conference in Atlanta, November 21-24, 2015.
"Buddhist Love Letters: An Exploration of Epistolary Intimacy and Tibetan Literary Style," paper presented on a panel about Tibetan Letters, Buddhist Lives: Epistolary Approaches to the Study of Tibetan Buddhism at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Diego, November 22-25, 2014.
"Oral Styles of Versification in the Love Letters of a Buddhist Visionary Couple," presentation as a member of the five-year seminar, Religion and the Literary in Tibet (2010-2014), at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Diego, November 22-25, 2014.
"The Compassionate Treatment of Animals: A Contemporary Buddhist Approach in Eastern Tibet," paper presented at the Uberoi Conference on the Four Dharma Traditions, held at Naropa University, September 12-14, 2014.
"Heroine in Troubled Times: The Miracles of Khandro Tāre Lhamo during the Socialist Transformation of Tibet," paper presented at a panel on Buddhist Women Masters at the meeting of DANAM, the Dharma Academy of North America (to be held concurrently with the 2013 American Academy of Religion conference in Baltimore, November 23–26, 2013).
"Constructing the Secular in Buddhist Advice to the Laity in Contemporary Tibet," paper presented at the Thirteenth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, hosted by The Mongolian Academy of Sciences in Mongolia, July 21–27, 2013.
"Eating Monkey Brains: Exoticizing the Chinese Banquet in a Tibetan Buddhist Argument for Vegetarianism," paper presented on a panel that I co-organized on "The Culinary in Buddhism: Miracles, Medicine & Monstrosity" at the American Academy of Religion conference held in San Francisco on November 19–22, 2011.
"The New Upāsaka: Lay Ethicization in Tibetan Regions of the PRC," paper presented at a panel on "The Role of the Laity in the Formation of Modern Buddhism: A Cross-Cultural Examination" at the XVIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies conference, in Taiwan on June 20–25, 2011.
"Science vs. Superstition: Repositioning Tibetan Buddhism in the PRC," paper presented at a panel that I co-organized with Paul Hackett of Columbia University on "Scientific Buddhism" among Tibetans and their Western Interlocutors at the American Academy of Religion conference held in Atlanta on October 30–November 1, 2010.
"Satire as Sectarianism: Yogic Triumphalism in Mdo mkhyen brtse Ye shes rdo rje's Babble of a Foolish Man," paper for panel that I co-organized with Annabella Pitkin at Columbia University onSectarian Articulations: Creative Processes of Lineage Formation for the Twelfth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, hosted by University of British Columbia on August 15–21, 2010.