Recent Lectures, Conferences, Workshops, and Events
“Time and Space in the Himalayas,” Tata Institute for Social Sciences Colloquium Series, Guwahati, India, 7 December, 2015
Invited Introductory Lecture on Asia, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, August 17, 2015
“Borderland Airports, Cosmopolitan Belongings,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2015.
“Himalayan Border Crossings” Invited Lecture, Development Studies Lecture Series, SOAS, October 15, 2013
“The Yak’s Tail: On Contemporary Changes in Trade in the Himalayas”, International Association for Tibetan Studies 13th Seminar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 20-27, 2013.
Keynote Lecture, “Tracing Connections – Explorations of Spaces and Places in Asian Multilocalities”, Centre for Development Studies (ZELF), Freie Universität Berlin, 20-21 June, 2013
“Lamas, Spies, Gentleman Scholars, and Trans-Himalayan Traders: The Meeting of Religion, Colonialism, Politics, and Economics in Twentieth Century Kalimpong,” University of Toronto-Scarborough, April 5-7, 2013.
“The Mobile and the Material in Sino-Indian Borderlands,” American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 14-18, 2012
“Yak Tails, Rice Cookers, and Changing Corridors in Asian Borderlands” 3rd Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network (ABRN), Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Oct 11-13, 2012.
“Haunting the Border and Flooding the Market: Trade and the Indo-Tibetan Interface,” Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) Himalayan Studies Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, Oct 28-30 2011
“Nature, Capital, and Rule,” Symposium on Environment, Society, and Development: Accumulation, Securitization and the Politics of Rule, NUI Galway, August 23, 2011
“’A Geographical Excuse’ and the Lhasa-Kalimpong Trade Route,” MIASU Lecture Series, University of Cambridge, March 1, 2011.
“‘Zomia,’ the Southeast Asian and Himalayan Massifs: Takes on Highland Transnational Spaces,” Asian Borderlands Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Nov 5-7, 2010
“Cartographic Anxiety: The Lhasa-Kalimpong Trade Route and the Production of Space,” for a panel on “The Production of Space: Social and Environmental Change Amidst Development in Tibetan Areas,” International Association of Tibetan Studies Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Aug 15-21, 2010
“Dispossession, Geographical Blindspots, and the Quest for Coherence in the Indo-Sino-Nepal Borderlands,” Panel on Axes of Dispossession: Conflict, Identity, and the Neoliberal Economy in South Asia, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2-6, 2009
“Geopolitics and Insecurity II: Encountering Productions of State Security” and “The 2008 Tibetan Uprising: Reflections One Year Later,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 22-27, 2009.
“Commodities and Connections,” Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation Scholars Seminar, October 22, 2008.
“Asian Traders and their Larger Counterparts: Continuity and Transformations,” Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 3-6, 2008.
“Of Silk Roads and Wool Routes,” Panel on Illicit and Informal Networks, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Nov 28-Dec 2, 2007