Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2016 Dorjé Tarchin, the Mélong, and the Tibet Mirror Press: Negotiating Discourse on the Religious and the Secular in TibetHimalaya, the Journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies. 143-162.
2016 Theorizing the Secular in Tibetan Cultural WorldsHimalaya, the Journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies. 12-21.
2009 Rekindling Ashes of the Dharma and the Formation of Modern Tibetan Studies: The Busy Life of Alak Tseten ZhabdrungTrace Foundation.


Year Title
2017 The Revival of the Tulku Institution in Modern China: Narratives and PracticesThe Tulku (sprul sku) Institution in Tibetan Buddhism. Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines.
2016 Maps and Territory in the 1950s: The Writing of the Dan tig dkar chag - A Guide to Dan tig MonasteryTrans Himalayan Tibet: History, Language and Literature, Traditional & Contemporary. London, UK: Manakin Press.
2014 Thu’u bkwan’s Literary Adaptations of the Life of Dgongs pa rab gsalTrails of the Tibetan Tradition: Papers for Elliot Sperling. Dharamsala, India: Amnye Machen Institute.

Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Religious Studies & Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University 2011
  • M.A. in Eurasian Studies, Indiana University 2003
  • B.A. in Chinese Studies, Australian National University 1994
  • Full Name

  • Nicole Willock