Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Department of the History of Art
Dissertation Topic: 15th-17th-Century Buddhist Wall Paintings of India's Western Himalaya
MTS Harvard Divinity School, World Religions Program (Buddhist Studies)
B.A. Trinity College, Hartford, CT (Women's Studies)
I teach courses in South Asian (including Tibet and the Himalayas) and East Asian Art and Architecture. My research focuses on the intricate and multifaceted relationships between art and identity formation (political and cultural), cultural memory, and religious praxis.
Monographs & Catalogues
|Forthcoming||Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya,
Indiana University Press, Spring 2014
|2009||Artful Beneficence: Selections from the David Nalin Collection.
New York: Rubin Museum of Art Publications.
Articles & Reviews
|2013||"Materiality of Devotion: Tibetan Buddhist Shrines of the Western Himalaya" in Art of Merit: Studies in Buddhist Art and its Conservation edited by David Park and Kuenga Wangmo (London: Archetype Publications), 286-296.|
|2010||Visual Evidence of 'Bri-Gung Activity in Nako, Kinnaur." In Proceedings of the Eleventh Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Bonn, 2006, edited by Erberto Lobue and Christian Luzcanits. Leiden: Brill.|
|2008||"Reflections on Amy Heller's Early Himalayan Art" in www.asianart.com/articles/reflections/index.html|
|2007||"Little-Known Late-12th-Century Wall Paintings in Ladakh's Markha Valley." Orientations 38, no. 4: 54-59.|
Honors & Awards
American Council of Learned Societies Fellow: One-year fellowship to work on project Materiality of Tibetan Buddhist Shrines: Devotional Objects and Ritual Agents in Tibet, Western Himalayan and the U.S.
|2013||VFIC Mednick Fellowship Nominee and Awardee Support for fieldwork and research in Ladakh, India. Project title: Documentation and Analysis of Tibetan Buddhist Shrines in India's Western Himalaya|
|2010||Edward C. Dimock, Jr. Book Prize in the Indian Humanities: Awarded by the American Institute of Indian Studies for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject.|
|2008-2009||Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship: One-year post-doctoral fellowship|
|2007-2008||Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship: One-year fellowship for finishing the dissertation.|