Publications

 

Books

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

Articles

“Air Pressure: Temporal Hierarchies in Nepali Aviation” Cultural Anthropology, 36 (1): 83-109, 2021. (Open Access) https://journal.culanth.org/index.php/ca/article/view/4170 

“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 https://culanth.org/fieldsights/lag

“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. http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/vulnerabilities-complicities-and-injustices-%E2%80%98tim-adical%E2%80%99-actions-change-neoliberal 

“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. http://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/journals/index.php/transcultural/article/view/23542

“‘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. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17432200.2015.1120089

“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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0962629812001588

“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. http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=d11210

“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. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01011.x/full

“Silk Roads and Wool Routes: Contemporary Geographies of Trade between Lhasa and Kalimpong” India Review, Vol. 7, Issue 3, 2008, pp. 200-222. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14736480802261541

“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.

Book Chapters

“Onwards and Upwards: Aerial Development Zones in Nepal,” In Development Zones in Asian Borderlands, edited by Michael Eilenberg and Mona Chettri. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021, pp. 55-71.

“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, 2020, pp. 78-90.

“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.

Reviews

2020    Review of “Trading Caterpillar Fungus in Tibet,” Emilia Sulek. International Institute for Asian Studies, The Newsletter, No. 87, p. 23.

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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