I am studying Mongolian history and philology with Prof. Atwood here at Penn. I am writing my dissertation on the Cult of Chinggis Khan, with a special focus on the period before 1636.
The Cult of Chinggis Khan has a large body of transmitted texts, and a major part of my dissertation is to produce a critical edition of this material. I regularly update my GitHub page with my newest collation of the transcribed text. I have been using the TEI method to encode these texts, and will eventually make this repository of text easily accessible through extensive indexing and other ways of improving searchability. I am concurrently working on their translations to English as I compile the hypertext edition.
These texts are of special importance because they contain the only written material from Mongolia from a period from which no other texts have survived -- from the late 15th to early 16th centuries. The prayers passed down to our time include a great variety of language, and so it is possible to tease apart the time-depth of each piece, at least in relative terms.
MA: SOAS - University of London (2015)
BSE: Princeton University (2010)
Mongolia, Mongol Empire, post-Imperial Mongolia, philology, religion, kingship, identity formation, empires, political and economic history, etc.,
Teaching Fellow (a.k.a. TA):
Fall, 2018: EALC001, Introduction to Chinese Civilization (Prof. Paul Goldin)
Spring, 2019: EALC002, Introduction to Japanese Civilization (Prof. Ayako Kano)
Fall, 2019: EALC001, Introduction to Chinese Civilization (Prof. Hsiao-wen Cheng)
Spring, 2020: EALC004, Introduction to Mongolian Civilization, Penn Global Seminar (Prof. Chris Atwood)
Also, I worked as a Faculty Leader for the the Lauder Institute's spring break program "LIV" in 2019 and 2020. For this, I led MA/MBA students on an educational trip to Mongolia!
Association for Asian Studies
Central Eurasian Studies Society
American Center for Mongolian Studies