Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology
Materiality, mobilities, gender, space, building practices, and the anthropology of architecture, anthropology of religion, Buddhist revivals and Buddhist nuns (Tibet and China)
Yasmin Cho is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Anthropology. She received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University in 2015. She is currently completing a book manuscript that addresses the political subjectivity and the mode of life led by young Tibetan Buddhist nuns in a mega-sized Buddhist encampment called Yachen Gar in northwestern Sichuan province, and explores their seemingly apolitical actions and endeavors, e.g., moving, building, meditating, and decorating within a highly politicized space and time. She joined Columbia in 2016 after finishing the postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan.