Refugee Citizenship in the Tibetan Diaspora

Nepal Travel Document

My newest research project is on refugee citizenship in the Tibetan diaspora. I am conducting research in four countries: Canada (Toronto), India (Delhi/Dharamsala), Nepal (Kathmandu), and the USA (New York City and Buffalo). This project began in 2007 when I went to Toronto for the first time. Everyone there was talking about citizenship and political asylum, and seven years later the conversation there--and elsewhere in the Tibetan exile community--has only continued, growing all the more important and complex.

Status: research is ongoing; currently working on an article for an anthropology journal.