publications & presentations

Talking about technology and pedagogy at Emory University, 2018 (photo credit: Anandi Silva Knuppel)

articles & book chapters

other publications



presentations & invited lectures:

  • “Making Sense of Space and Time with Digital Tools in the Classroom” (April 7, 2018) Emory Digital Humanities Symposium: DH for the Study and Teaching of South Asia, Atlanta, GA
  • Panelist, “Responses to Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation”(November 18, 2017) American Academy of Religion annual meeting, Boston, MA
  • “The Roots of Compassion: Leaning Into Our Own Discomfort” (April 16, 2016) Five College Conference for Compassionate Leadership, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • “How to Win Debates and Influence History: A Case-Study from 15th-Century Tibet” (February 2016) South Asia Alumnae Lecture Series, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
  • “Rhetoric and Marginalization Through a Tibetan Buddhist Perspective” (November 2015) American Academy of Religion annual meeting, Atlanta, GA
  • “Tibetan Buddhists on Knowing How: Intellectualists, Anti-Intellectualists, Both, or Neither?” (February 18, 2015) American Philosophical Association Central Division, St. Louis, MO
  • “We Are What We Pretend To Be: Constructing Identity Through Argument in Tibetan Buddhism” (Invited lecture, September 4, 2014) Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • “Accounting for Appearances in Go rams pa bSod nams Seng ge’s dbu ma’i spyi don(August 23, 2014) 17th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Vienna, Austria
  • “Thinking the Unthinkable: Rational Analysis, Nonconceptuality, and the Philosophy of Gorampa Sonam Senge” (Invited lecture, July 30, 2013) Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • “The Two Truths: The Scaffolding of Madhyamaka” (Invited lecture, November 12, 2012) International Buddhist Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • “Madhyamaka in Tibet and Beyond: History, Development, Innovations” (Invited lecture, November 11, 2012) International Buddhist Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • “Nonimplicative Negation and Paraconsistency in Gorampa’s spros pa dang bral ba” (November 2011) American Academy of Religion Buddhist Philosophy Group, San Francisco, CA
  • “What Does it Mean if Emptiness is Really Empty?” (Invited lecture, April 3, 2011) International Buddhist Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • “Why Study Gorampa? – On His Influence in Tibet, and Why He Should Be Influential in the West” (Invited lecture, March 20, 2011) International Buddhist Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • “The Suppression and Resurgence of Gorampa’s Philosophy” (March 11, 2011) Fulbright South and Central Asia Conference, Goa, India
  • Toward a Development of Western Madhyamaka: Who Does Nāgārjuna Want Us To Be?(April 2010) Madhyamaka and Methodology Symposium, Smith College, Northampton, MA
  • “How Do Buddhas Experience Emptiness, and What Does It Mean For the Rest of Us?”(September 7, 2009) International Seminar of Young Tibetologists, Paris, France
  • “Affirming and Negating Negation: Cataphatic and Apophatic Treatments of the Catuṣkoṭi,” (November 2008) American Academy of Religion Buddhist Philosophy Group, Chicago, IL
  • “Gorampa, Negation, and the Tetralemma: A Critique of Tsongkhapa’s Approach to Emptiness,” (April, 2008) Stanford Graduate Religion Conference on Transcendence, Stanford, CA