RECENT AND UPCOMING CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
November 2010. Panel Organizer (with Robert Y. Chang), “Buddhisms in Motion,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
Presenter, “Buddhism After Socialism: Money and Morality in the World of Samsara.”
November 2010. “Mobile Bodies: Death, Reincarnation, and Border Crossing in Buddhist Eurasia.” Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference, Michigan State University.
October 2010. Discussant, “The Modern Shaman,” Roundtable, American Museum of Natural History, New York
October 2010. “More Alive Than All the Living: Sovereign Bodies and Cultural Politics in Buddhist Siberia,” Michigan Society of Fellows.
September 2010. Invited lecture. “Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism.” Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, University of Michigan.
August 2010. “The Body as Gift: Gender, the Dead, and Exchange in the Chöd Ritual Economy,” 12th Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Vancouver, BC.
February 2010. “Sovereign Bodies: Religion and Cultural Politics in Buryatia,” Russian Futures: Contexts, Challenges, Trends, Duke University.
April 25, 2009. "Bodies in Flux: Reincarnation and Apprenticeship as Transnational Ties in Buryat Buddhism," at the "Global Socialisms and Postsocialisms" Annual Soyuz Symposium, Yale University.
July 15, 2008. "Stone Temples and Altars of Rock: Resignifying Nature in Shamanic Tourism, Siberia". Panel: "Nostalgia, Authenticity, Conservation," 16th IUAES Congress, Kunming, China. Postponed.
July 2, 2008. "The Revival of Chöd (gcod) in the Gelug school as a Cultural Link Between Mongolian and Tibetan Worlds." Buddhism and the Third Millenium Conference, Ulan-Ude, Russia.
March 15, 2008. "North Asia Meets South Asia: Buryat Buddhists in India" at the Annual Fulbright Conference, Jaipur, India.
April 28, 2007. "Pilgrims, Fieldworkers, and Secret Agents: Buryat Buddhologists and Eurasian Imaginary." Annual SOYUZ Symposium: "Locating 'Eurasia' in Post-Socialist Studies: The Geopolitics of Naming," Princeton University.
April 13, 2007. Post-screening discussion of In Pursuit of the Siberian Shaman at the ASN 2007 World Convention, Columbia University.
December 7, 2006. "From Wild Men to Businessmen: Shamanic Transformations in Buryatia." Workshop "Reassessing Religion in Siberia and Neighboring Regions." Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany.
November 18, 2006. "Food for the Gods: The Matter of Sacrifice among the Shamans and Buddhists of Buryatia,” Panel: “Powerful Objects: Materiality and Metonymy in Four Asian Religious Communities,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
November 15, 2006. "Remapping Sacred Landscapes: Shamanic Tourism and National Identity in Olkhon Island." Panel: "Sacred Landscapes and Shamans in North Asia," Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose.
October 6-8, 2006. "Is Siberian Buddhism Really Tibetan?" SSRC Eurasia Program/Princeton University Institute for International and Regional Studies. Dissertation Development Workshop "Russia and Eurasia in World Context: A Dialogue with East Asian Studies."