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Cameron Foltz*

Columbia University

SRG

Received Sylff fellowship in 2022
Academic supervisor: Gray Tuttle
Current affiliation: Columbia University

Academic Achievements, Social Engagement Initiatives:
Fulbright-Hay Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad in Taiwan (2023)

Cameron Foltz is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University who researches Tibetan monasteries and their pastoralist parishioners in the late Qing and Republican periods. His work focuses on how the establishment of grassland monasteries shaped notions of place and territory among Tibetan pastoralists by mediating with local deities; implicating communities in reciprocal relationships with the monastery through religious ritual, offerings, and commerce; and integrating pastoralist communities into larger religious networks through affiliation with large monasteries and important religious leaders in farming regions. He received an M.A. in the History and Ethnography of Religion from Florida State University in 2018.

Summary of Support Program Activities:
He received a grant to conduct research in Beijing and Qinghai Province.

To contact this fellow, email the Sylff Association at sylff[a]tkfd.or.jp (replace [a] with @).

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