IAAS People

Leonard van der Kuijp

Professor Leonard W. van der Kuijp

Chair, Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Leonard van der Kuijp is professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies and chairs the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies. Best known for his studies of Buddhist epistemology, he is the author of numerous works on Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism.... Read more about Leonard W. van der Kuijp
Department of South Asian Studies,
1 Bow Street, Room 311,
Cambridge MA 02138
p: 617 496-6871
Mark C. Elliott

Prof. Mark C. Elliott

Director of Graduate Studies and Committee Member, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Mark Elliott has been at Harvard since 2003, having earned his B.A. and M.A. at Yale and his Ph.D. at University of California at Berkeley. Before...
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Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
2 Divinity Avenue, 134A, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617 496-6040
Janet Gyatso

Professor Janet Gyatso

Committee Member, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies
Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Harvard Divinity School

Janet Gyatso is a specialist in Buddhist studies with concentration on Tibetan and South Asian cultural and intellectual history. Her books include ...

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Cemal Kafadar

Professor Cemal Kafadar

Committee Member, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies
Prof. Kafadar is interested in the social and cultural history of the Middle East and southeastern Europe in the late medieval/early modern era. He... Read more about Cemal Kafadar
Robinson Hall
Room l-01
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-5389

Ms. Lei Lin

Graduate Student, Program on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Relations between Tibet and late imperial China; Qing expansion and administration in Inner Asia.

Mr. Zhouyang Ma

Graduate Student, Program on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Tibetan Buddhism’s expansion in Inner Asia and China; 12th-14th centuries; Sino-Tibetan relations; Khara-Khoto manuscripts.

Terry Martin

Professor Terry Martin

Committee Member, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies
Terry Martin is the author of The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the USSR, 1923–1939(Cornell UP, 2001) and co-editor (with Ronald... Read more about Terry Martin
Center for Government and International Studies-South Building
Room S328
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: p: 617-495-9895
Michael Puett

Professor Michael Puett

Committee Member, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, Harvard College Professor
(on leave academic year 2019-2020)
Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology.  He holds a joint appointment in the EALC and Anthropology departments. He is also a non-resident long-term fellow for programs in anthropological and historical sciences and the languages and civilizations of East Asia at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala. Puett joined the Harvard faculty in 1994 after earning his M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1994) from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. His interests focus on the inter-relations between religion, anthropology, history, and philosophy. In his research, Puett aims to bring the study of China into larger historical and comparative frameworks.... Read more about Michael Puett
David Roxburgh

Professor David Roxburgh

Committee Member, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
Department Chair, History of Art + Architecture
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History Islamic
After growing up in the Borders of Scotland, Roxburgh attended Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art where he completed the MA in Fine Art (1988)... Read more about David Roxburgh
485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138485 Broadway,
Cambridge,
MA 02138
Room 410
p: 617.496.1056