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Submissions from 2014

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Modern Portraits of Childbirth in Exile in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala: A Melding of Tradition and Innovation, Luna Adler, Barnard College

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Government Efforts and Personal Opinion Explain the Medicalization of Pregnancy and Childbirth Through Time in Lower Mustang, Nepal, Ruth Baker, Bates College

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Is the Smartphone Smart in Kathmandu?, Seth Bird, Trinity College

Livelihood Strategies of People in the Himalayan Region of Nepal: A Study in the Villages of Eastern Manang, Prashanta Chhetri, Lehigh University

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ནང་པ Inside Self & Other : An interdisciplinary discussion on “Enemy” in the Tibetan Exiled Community, Mallory Feldman, Tufts University

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Educated Identities: An examination of the effects schooling has on the individual, Conor Floyd, St. Michael's College

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The Sacred Practice of Patra, Rob Granfelt, Macalester College

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Cracks in the Pavement The Street Boys of Kathmandu , Mike Greenwald, Wesleyan University

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Immaterial Traditions: Evolving Values in the Practice & Preservation of Bhutanese Calligraphy, Madeline Johnson, Bennington College

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An Examination of Governmental and Nongovernmental Organizations in Nepal: A Partnership in Managing and Eliminating Waste in the Solukhumbu, Kristen Kelliher, Bates College

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Dating in Dharamsala The Tibetan Exile Dating experience, Ben Kingstone, College of Wooster

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Communicating a Healthier Tomorrow An Analysis of the Integrative Healthcare System in Bhutan and Patient Healthcare Seeking Patterns, Drew Maakestad, College of Wooster

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Organic Agriculture in Bhutan: Barriers Going to 100%, Mark McCrae-Hokenson, Macalester College

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A New Generation of Buddhist: The Views and Practice of Tibetan Youth , Carey Reich, Colorado State University

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he Creators A Look at the Changing Work of Potters and the Future of Their Craft in Thimi, Nepal, Natalie Silver, Bates College

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Education in Ladakh: An Overview of the Interactions Between an Indigenous Community and Their Government., Emma Stahl, University of Oregon

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Layers of Home: Dharamsala and the Changing Home of Tibetans, Lydia Talen, University of North Carolina

Submissions from 2013

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What Happens After Chelibeti Bechbikhan: A Study of the Reintegration and Rehabilitation Process for Women who Have Been Trafficked or Sexually Exploited in Nepal, Mary Mackenna Bowles, Rollins College

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Production, Culture, and Representation: An Anthropological Exploration of Food in Kathmandu, Nepal, Blair Brady, Tufts University

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Evolving Stages: Duty and Fate in the Construction of Tibetan Tradition, Divya Chandramouli, Mount Holyoke College

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The Social Lives of Pots and Potters in the Kathmandu Valley, Briana Foley, Reed College

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From Exquisite to Extinct: Linguistic Human Rights in the Tibetan Diaspora || Tibetan Pragmatics, Standardization Ethics and Obligatory Bilingualism, Camille Zora Inge, Barnard College

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Stories of the Stars: The History and Folklore of Tibetan Ethnoastronomy, Mara Johnson-Groh, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Bhikshunis and Breaking Barriers: The Changing Status of Women in Monastic Life, McKenna LeClear, University of Tulsa

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Oxen and Elephants: An Examination of Approaches to Enlightenment and Dialogue Between Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Alexander Macmillan, Middlebury College

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Upload Complete Syncing the Thunder Dragon: An Analysis of Bhutanese Media and its Influences on a Changing Culture, Brian McQueen, St. Michael's College

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Blood, Self-sufficiency, and the Government Dime, Elijah Ober, Bowdoin College

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Preserving Tradition: Analyzing the Commoditization of Cultural Identity Through Beauty Pageants Among Ethnic Minority Groups in Kathmandu, Martha Oster-Beal, College of Wooster

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Illuminating rlung: The Vital Energy of Tibetan Medicine, Alma Rominger, Tufts University

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A Village National: The Transformative Potential of Fortifying the Preexisting Structures of an Organic Nepal, Alexandra Sarazen, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Beyond Ramaluk: Towards a more Inclusive view of Identity in the Tibetan Diaspora, Shani Shih, George Washington University

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From Pokhara to Kandahar: The Two Hundred Year Journey of the Force That Made Nepal Famous, Elijah Wohl, Macalester College

Submissions from 2012

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Refractions: Poems Through the Prism of Proscription, Kayla Ahmed, George Washington University

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Bent out of Shape Embodied Knowledge in the Art of Copper Repoussé, Tierney Brown, George Washington University

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Lost in Translation Teaching, Translation, and Transliteration Of Amchi Medicine in Nepal, Hannah McGehee, Dartmouth University

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Hydro Power, People Power: Hydroelectricity’s Potential for Community Development, with a Focus on the Khimti 1 Project, Amelia Prior, George Washington University

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Inferno in the Land of Snows: A Holistic Investigation of Tibetan Self-Immolation Through a Tibetan Perspective, Eric Regalbuto, DePaul University

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Christianitea: The Evolution of a Religious Identity on Tea Plantations in Darjeeling, Traci Spacek, Beloit College

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Chogyal's Sikkim: Tax, Land & Clan Politics, Hong Tran, Yale University

Submissions from 2011

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Tattered: Why the Tibetan Carpet Industry of Nepal Is Declining, and How To Mend It, Dustin Becker, The George Washington University

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Above the Mukpa: The Shifting Ground of Khumbu's Sacred Geography, Noah Brautigam, Middlebury College

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Validating the Culture of Agriculture: Farmers Groups and Organic Agriculture Mitigating Rural to Urban Migration in Bhutan, Emma Dosch, Allegheny College

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Claiming MANASLU: The Agency of a Rural Community in Nepal’s Developing Mountain Tourism Industry, Sierra Gladfelter, Temple University

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We Are What We Eat: A Sherpa Cookbook, Renee Horen, University of Richmond

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When Mountain Bellies Grow Round: Localized Knowledge and Behaviors Facilitating Pregnancy and Childbirth in Phaphlu, Nepal, Cailin Marsden, Marlboro College

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Narrative, Embodiment, and Choice: An Ethnographic Study of Identity and Abortion in a Community of Tibetan Exiles, Shannon Ward, Wellesley College

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Like the Roar of a Thousand Thunders: Instrumental Music and Creativity in Tibetan Buddhist Ritual, Eben Yonnetti, Siena College

Submissions from 2010

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A Trekker’s Guide to the Khumbu Himalaya: Trailside Geology Along the Everest Base Camp Trek, Brigit Anderson, Bates College

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Frontier: The Making of the Northern and Eastern Border in Ladakh From 1834 to the Present, Jonathan M. Deng, Washington University in St. Louis

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Goiter Belt: A Critique of Health Care and Universal Salt Iodization in the Tsum Valley, Julian Goetz and Vanessa Soetanto, Binghamton University, Williams College

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Views From the Road: An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Development in Lower Mustang, Tracy Pecher, Fordham University

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The Tibetan Jewish Youth Exchange: The Importance of Youth in Exile and Diaspora Communities, Jade Sank, Brandeis University

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Border Conflict and Tibet: The Asian Giants and Their History of Power Struggle, Evan Towt, Franklin & Marshall College

Submissions from 2009

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Churning the Ocean of Milk: The Role of Vocal Composition in Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Music, Gabriel Gordon, Wesleyan University

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Reserved Women: The Implementation and Efficacy of a Reserved Seat Quota for Women in the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Carolyn Griffiths, Bates College

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“I Didn’t Feel Like Living”: The Prevalence, Perceptions, and Prevention of HIV/AIDS Among Tibetan Refugees in Kathmandu, Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver, Wesleyan University

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Know Your Enemy: Tibetan Perceptions of and Approaches to Chinese Studies in Exile, Katherine Mechling, Wesleyan University

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Colorful Nothing: Mind & Matter in the Madhyamaka, Jimmy Pianka, Tufts University

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Tibetan Carpets…Or Are They? An Analysis of the Carpet Industry in Kathmandu, Nepal, Swetha Ramaswamy, The George Washington University

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History of Tibetan and Exile Radio, Irene Richardson, Tufts University

Submissions from 2008

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Taming the Mind: Current Mental Health Treatments and Obstacles to Expanding the Western-Model in a Tibetan Exile Community, Dylan Brock, New York University

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Tibetan Medicine: Carving a Niche in the Modern Medical and Scientific Community, Devon Marie Fitzgerald, Kenyon College

Submissions from 2007

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Changing Channels: The Bhutanese Middle Path Approach to Television, Kate Linthicum, Barnard College

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Priming the Printing Press: The Growing Print Media in Bhutan, Philippa Wood, George Washington University

Submissions from 2005

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Avoid Cold: A Brief Look at Tibetan Medical Practice and Ideals Compared to Modern Allopathic Medical Treatment Through a Study and Analysis of the Essential Tremor, Graham Brant-Zawadzki, Stanford University

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“Oh Uncle Pema!” The Role of Musical Agency in the Creation of a Modern Tibetan Identity, Tracy Ellwanger, New York University