Areas of specialization: Buddhism in Tibet, the East and South Asian Himalayas, and beyond.
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.
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