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Saint Joseph's University
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Russia, Mongolia, Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Baltic states, Siberia, Buddhism, Tuva, Kalmykia, Buryatia
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Recent Publications

“Buddhism and the Siberian Buryat Chronicles: Stories of Origin, Rivalry, and Negotiation in the Russian Empire,” History of Religions 60/2 (2020): 81-102, DOI: 10.1086/710574


“The All-Buryat Congress for the Spiritual Rebirth and Consolidation of the Nation: Siberian Politics in the Final Year of the USSR,” Journal of Eurasian Studies (2020), DOI: 10.1177/1879366620902863


“The Repression of Buryat Buddhism in the 1930s: Competing

Narratives of Soviet and Western Histories During the Cold War,” Mongolian Studies 38 (2020): 31-46.


“Free Time is Not Meant to be Wasted: Educational, Political, and Taboo Leisure Activities among the Soviet Buryats of Eastern Siberia,” Nationalities Papers 47/4 (2019): 660-673.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Genocide, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Women