Mount Ti-se (Kailash), Tibet
part of a monastery, Sikkim
monastery facing lake Manasarovar, Tibet

Education

04/2012 – 01/2016
PhD Tibetan Studies and Philosophy, LMU Munich, Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies; supervised by Prof. Dr. Franz-Karl Ehrhard and Prof. Dr. Petra Maurer.
04/2008 - 02/2012
M.A. Tibetan Studies, LMU Munich,
minor subjects: Sociology, Philosophy.

Research Experience

10/2016 - 09/2017
Postdoctoral Research Project, LMU Munich, Glorious Riceland, gateway to Tibet. Northern Sikkim in Tibetan and Western travel reports. Sponsored by the Bavarian Gender Equality Grant (BGF) and the women’s representative LMU Munich.
08/2014
Visiting Research, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok, Sikkim (India), Documentation of monasteries following the Barawa (’Ba’-ra-ba) tradition in Sikkim for dissertation project.
07/2012 - 09/2013
Co-Organisation of an International Workshop, LMU Munich, Reading Outside the Lines: A Workshop on the Intersection of Buddhist Art and Texts, September 13-15, 2013, Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies.
08/2010 - 09/2010
Proof-reading, LMU Munich, Comparison and proof-reading of Tibetan texts from the canon, DFG-project of Dr. Hiromi Habata: Die Legende vom Lebensende des Buddha: Ein Beitrag zur Überlieferungsgeschichte. Kritische Edition und Analyse der Mahāyāna-Fassung.
04/2010 - 05/2010
Visiting Research, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok, Sikkim (India), Fieldwork and Studies related to the Tibetan master Könchog Gyaltsen (dKon-mchog rgyal-mtshan, 1601-89), part of M.A.’s project.
10/2009 - 02/2010
Internship, Five Continents Museum Munich, formerly State Museum for Ethnology (Völkerkundemuseum), department southern Asia, supervisor: Dr. Wolfgang Stein.

Lectures

09/2017
La tradizione 'Ba' ra ba, un ramo dei bKa' brgyud pa, Procida, Italy, conference on the occasion of the foundation of an Italian society for Tibetan, Himalayan and Mongolian Studies (AISTHiM)
07/2017
Tibetan troops fighting the “enemy of Buddhist doctrine” (bstan dgra): The ‘Ba’ ra ba master Rig ‘dzin chos dbyings rdo rje (1772-1838) depicts the invasion of the Gorkhas, Paris, Symposium "The Ganden Phodrang Army and Buddhism".
05/2017
Entstehung und Verbreitung einer vergessenen Lehrtradition: die Barawa Kagyü, Bonn, Germany, Lecture at the 67th open lecture event of the German-Tibetan society (Deutsch-Tibetischen Kulturgesellschaft e.V).
04/2017
Sacred landscape and the creation of a pilgrimage site: The Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim (India), The New School, New York, conference "Mountains and Sacred Landscapes", International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC).
03/2017
Taming of Demons and Animal Sacrifice: The Synthesis of Buddhism and Shamanistic Traditions in Northern Sikkim, LMU Munich, workshop "Evolving through Context: The Transformation of Buddhism(s) and their Legitimation(s)", Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies.
11/2012
Die buddhistische Lehrtradition der Barawa Kagyü in Sikkim – von den Anfängen bis heute, Bonn, Germany, Lecture at the 58th open lecture event of the German-Tibetan society (Deutsch-Tibetischen Kulturgesellschaft e.V).
06/2012
Kailash – der heilige Berg Tibets, Residenzschloss Oettingen, Germany, Lecture in course of the supporting programme of the exhibition Faces of Buddha (’Gesichter des Buddha’).
10/2011
Der Kult des Padmasambhava im tibetischen Kulturraum, Residenzschloss Oettingen, Germany, Lecture in course of the supporting programme of the exhibition Faces of Buddha (’Gesichter des Buddha’).

Teaching Experience

2017/18
Lecturer for Classical Tibetan in combination with Sikkim Studies at the LMU Munich
04/2014 - 01/2015, 10/2010 - 02/2012
Tutorials in Classical Tibetan I and II at the LMU Munich