Sangseraima Ujeed, Assistant Professor of Tibetan Buddhism, received her MSt and DPhil degrees in Oriental Studies from the Department of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. Her main research focus is the trans-national, trans-regional, and cross-cultural aspects of the Wider Tibetan Buddhist Sphere. Of specific interest to her work are lineage literature, life writing, translation, monastic and reincarnation networks, and identity formation in Tibet and Mongolia during the Early Modern period. Her research materials employ Classical Tibetan, Classical Mongolian, Manchu and Chinese sources, paying particular emphasis to the contributions made by ethnically Mongolian monk-scholars. 

"I am thrilled to be joining the academic community of the University of Michigan, especially as a member of the ALC that is home to scholars working on the most diverse and exciting range of research topics in Asia I have come across to date in North America. I am still wrapping my head around and calming my excitement about being part of the lineage of past and present Buddhologists at UM who shaped and are continuing to shape the field in remarkable ways. Given the unprecedented time the world is facing, I particularly feel grateful for how supportive absolutely everyone at the University, the Department and the International Center has been in making my physical arrival possible and exceptionally smooth despite everything that is going on. I can't wait to meet all the faculty and the students and to work together to broaden our shared intellectual horizons."

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