Geographical Diversions: Tibetan Trade, Global Transactions. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013 (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation) (Shortlisted [4 out of 197 entries] for Best Book in the Social Sciences, ICAS Book Prize, 2015)


“Air Pressure: Temporal Hierarchies in Nepali Aviation” Cultural Anthropology, 36 (1): 83-109, 2021. 

“Aeromobilities’ Extra-Sectoral Costs: A Methodological Reorientation,” with Weiqiang Lin, 2020. Mobilities, DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2020.1764261

“Lag” Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, October 24, 2017

“Vulnerabilities, Complicities and Injustices: ‘Tim-adical’ Actions for Change in the Neoliberal Academy.” With the Tim-adical Writing Collective, ephemera Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, pp. 221-234. 

“Global Encounters, Local Places: Connected Histories of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and the Himalayas,” with Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Jayeeta Sharma and Markus Viehbeck. Transcultural Studies No. 1, July 2016, pp. 43-53.

“‘From Heavy Beads to Safety Pins: Adornment and Religiosity in Hindu Women’s Pote Practices” with Megan Sijapati, Material Religion Vol 12, Issue 1, 2016, pp. 1-25.

“Whose Security?: Regionalisation and Human Security at Borderland Airports in Asia” with Hasse van der Veen, Etnofoor Vol 2, Issue 2, 2015, pp. 37-52.

“Yak Tails, Santa Claus, and Transnational Trade in the Himalayas” The Tibet Journal, Vol. 39, Issue 1., Spring/Summer 2014, pp. 145-155.

“The Border Worlds of Wim van Spengen,” Himalaya, Vol 33, Issues 1&2, Fall 2013, p 106. (Introduction to van Spengen’s “Beyond Annapurna or How to Interpret Success in Himalayan Trade”)

“Trading places: New Economic Geographies of Trade Across Himalayan Borderlands,” Political Geography, Vol. 35, 2013, pp. 60-68.

“From Loom to Machine: Tibetan Aprons and the Configuration of Place” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 30, Issue 5, 2012, pp. 877-895.

“What Can We Do? The Challenge of Being New Academics in Neoliberal Universities” (with the SIGJ2 Writing Collective), Antipode, Vol. 44, Issue 4 (September) 2012, pp. 1055-1058.

“Silk Roads and Wool Routes: Contemporary Geographies of Trade between Lhasa and Kalimpong” India Review, Vol. 7, Issue 3, 2008, pp. 200-222.

“Measuring International Collaboration.” with Itty Abraham. International Collaboration: Lessons from the Past, SSRC Working Paper Series, Vol. 3, 2000, pp. 11-16.

The above also in Items and Issues, Vol. 1, Issue 1. New York: SSRC, 1999, pp. 6-8.

“‘It Is Always There’: Materiality and Belief in Hindu Women’s Pote Practices” with Megan Sijapati, Journal of Material Religion (forthcoming)

“Vulnerabilities, Complicities and Injustices: ‘Tim-adical’ Actions for Change in the Neoliberal Academy.” With the Timadical Writing Collective, ephemera (forthcoming)

Book Chapters

“Lag: Four-Dimensional Bordering in the Himalayas” In Voluminous States: Sovereignty, Materiality, and the Territorial Imagination, edited by Franck Billé. Durham, NC: Duke University Press (forthcoming August 2020).

“Cross-Border Commodities: Processual Histories, Commodity Chains, and the Yak Tail Trade,” In Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands, eds. Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer, and Alessandro Rippa, 2018, pp. 106-113.

Wool, Toothbrushes, and Beards: Kalimpong and the ‘Golden Era’ of Cross-Border Trade” In Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands: Kalimpong as a “Contact Zone” ed. Markus Viehbeck, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Press, 2017, pp. 205-222. (open access)

“The Mobile and the Material on the Sino-Indian Border” In The Art of Neighbouring: Making Relations Across China’s Borders, Edited by Martin Saxer and Juan Zhang. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017, pp. 145-163.

“Tracing Trade: Contemporary Transformations of Space and Place in the Himalayas” In Tracing Connections: Explorations of Spaces and Places in Asian Multilocalities, Edited by Hendryk Alff and Andreas Benz. Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin, 2014, pp. 41-52.

“Towards a Geographical Anthropology of Trade in the Himalayas.” In Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia: Traders and Trade Routes of Central and Inner Asia, Then and Now, Edited by Michael Gervers, Uradyn Bulag, and Gillian Long. Toronto: CIAS, 2007, pp. 189-206.


Review of “Taming Tibet”, Emily Yeh. Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 74, Issue 4, pp. 1029-1030.

Review of “Minor Transnationalism,” edited by Francoise Lionnet and Shu-mei Shih.  Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, Vol. 15, Issue 6, 2008, pp. 650-652.

Multimedia Review of “Music of the Silk Road” and “The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan,” (with Evan Rapport) Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 8, Issue 3, 2007, pp. 275-277.

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