Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

Professor Amy Holmes Tagchungdarpa
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
B.A., Victoria University of Wellington; Ph.D., Australian National University
Appointed In: 
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Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa’s areas of specialization include Buddhism in Tibet, the East and South Asian Himalayas, and beyond. Read her Oxy Story profile.

Prof. Holmes-Tagchungdarpa teaches courses that connect religion to cultural history, community formation, empire, gender, media, material culture and anthropology.

She is the author of The Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri (Modern Tibetan Studies Series, Lexington, 2014), which explored the trans-Himalayan travels that shaped religious communities inspired by the Tibetan yogi Tokden Shakya Shri (1853-1919). Her research explores the cosmological and material interactions that have shaped the cultures and histories of the Himalayas on a regional and global level.