Department ofHistory

Ugyan Choedup

Ugyan Choedup

108 Weaver Building

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 865-1367


Graduate Student in Department of History
M.Phil, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2015
MA, University of Warsaw, 2011; Panjab University, 2012
BA, Mangalore University, 2010
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I am a graduate student in the Departments of History at The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. program. My research focuses on the issues of identity, nationalism, and modernity in the context of early exile Tibetan history (1950s—1980s). I am particularly interested in understanding the historical processes from the perspective of the margins. I have previously worked on the history of exile Tibetan Bonpo community and presented a paper on the same titled “Construction of Hegemonic National Identity in Exile: A Case Study of Exile Bon Community” at International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS), Bergen, Norway, 2016.