Anthropology professor honored at Association of Asian Studies annual meeting

Melvyn C. Goldstein, the J.R. Harkness Professor in Anthropology and co-director of the Center for Research on Tibet, participated in a Roundtable Panel in his honor on March 16, titled, “A Quarter Century of Fieldwork in Tibet: A Panel in Honor of Melvyn Goldstein.”

Goldstein led the panel by discussing some of the changes and challenges in the practice of anthropology in Tibet. The panel honored him for his life of scholarly firsts, including earning the first PhD in the U.S. in Tibetan anthropology in 1968, signing the first research agreement with the Tibetan Academy of Social Sciences in 1986 and becoming the first western anthropologist to do fieldwork in the Tibetan Autonomous Region.