Stacey Van Vleet
Stacey Van Vleet received her PhD from Columbia University in May 2015. Her research and teaching interests cover China and the Tibetan Buddhist world, from the period of Qing Empire (1644-1911) through the twentieth century. She is currently working on a book project, Plagues and Precious Pills: Medicine, Tibetan Buddhism, and the Politics of Learning in Qing China, that considers the role of medicine in exchanges between Qing cultures and in governing the social and natural worlds. She holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and studied at Tibet University (Lhasa) from 2004-2006. She also served as a Visiting Scholar at the Needham Research Institute (Cambridge, UK) in 2013. Her previous research in China, India, and Mongolia has been supported by the Social Sciences Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, and the American Council of Learned Societies.