I am an anthropologist of Tibetan and Himalayan religion with particular interests in landscape, the role of perception and the relationship between Tibetan Buddhist ritual authority and local spirits and deities. My approach to these topics is situated within a framework of social phenomenology, emphasising the social distribution of knowledge and the persistent presence of epistemic uncertainty.
I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the Ladakh region of Himalayan India, and I am currently revising my doctoral thesis for publication as a monograph tentatively entitled The Palace and the Night: Spirits and Landscape in Ladakh.
PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, UK
MSc in Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
BA in Archaeology, University College London, UK
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