Field: East Asian Religion
Advisor: Gray Tuttle
Email: st2855@columbia.edu

Sonam Tsering received his Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies from Central University for Tibetan Studies and Master in Theological Studies from Harvard University. He has served as managing editor of Tibet Journal for several years and worked on various translation projects. Having completed his Master of Philosophy at Columbia University, Sonam is currently studying the role of texts in the formation of the Gelukpa School of Buddhist thought in Tibet during the fourteenth-fifteenth centuries for his doctoral dissertation. His latest publication is a critically annotated translation titled Arya Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland: Buddhist Polity on Life and Liberation (LTWA 2014). Sonam is also working on a project on Tibetan history during the seventh and eighth centuries.