Research

A complete current list of my publications, grants, conference talks, and other research activities may be found on my curriculum vitae.

WEB-BASED PUBLICATIONS

Erdenet Update: New 100%, Again Contested. Guest Blog Post for Mongolia Focus hosted by Professor Julian Dierkes, University of British Columbia, 2017

On The Scapegoating of Goat Herders for Air Pollution and Economic Crisis. With Andrei Marin. Op-Ed, The UB Post2017

“‘Shakhaanii Business’: Shared Debt, Privatization of Profit, and (Re-)Emergent Corruption Discourses in Mongolia,” Guest Blog Post for UCL Emerging Subjects Blog, hosted by Emerging Subjects of the New Economy research group, University College London, 2017

“Label of Erdenet ‘Nationalization’ Misleading: Many Fear Mongolian Government Decision Heralds Another Privatization, Securing of the Status Quo Possible,” Guest Blog Post for Mongolia Focus hosted by Professor Julian Dierkes, University of British Columbia, 2017

“Language and Learning: What, and How, to Learn from One Another through International Research Collaboration in Mongolia,” Field Note #6, American Center for Mongolian Studies, October 2016.

“Mongols on the International Film Stage: Negotiating the International Relations of Mongolia By Means of Their Understanding by Others,” Guest Blog Post for Mongolia Focus hosted by Professor Julian Dierkes, University of British Columbia, 2015

“Complicating Understandings of Mongolian Resource Nationalism Ahead of the Parliamentary Elections,” Guest Blog Post for Mongolia Today, hosted by Professor Julian Dierkes, University of British Columbia, 2012.

DISSERTATION

“Treasure Underfoot and Far Away: Mining, Foreignness, and Friendship in Contemporary Mongolia,” PhD Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University, 2015

INVITED TALKS

“Neighbors or Brothers?: Mongolian-Russian Relations as Negotiated on Mongolian Terms.” Institute for Asian Studies, UC-Berkeley, November 29, 2016.

“Shifting Scales of Belonging: Old and New Economic Intimacies of the 2016 Commodities Bust in Mongolia and Wyoming.” Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming, October 28, 2016

“Drinking Together: To Expand and to Risk the Workplace and the Household.” Emerging Subjects of the New Economy research group, Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK, March 2015

“Absent Corporations and Centralizing State Power in Contemporary Mongolia.” Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, Cambridge University, UK, March 2015

“Offering, Beckoning, and Selectively Extracting: International Relations of Value and Industrial Mining Technology in Mongolia.” Department of Anthropology, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, February 2015

BOOK REVIEWS

Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia: Buddhism, socialism, and nationalism in state and autonomy building, Ivan Sablin. Inner Asia 19.1. 2017

Mongolian Film Music: Tradition, Revolution, and Propaganda, Lucy M. Rees. Inner Asia 18:2. 2016

Faces of the Wolf: Managing the Human-Nonhuman Boundary in Mongolia, Bernard Charlier. With Rebecca Watters. Central Asian Survey 35, 3. 2016

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