Tibetans at UVa


The Tibet Center strives to be a point of connection for Tibetans living and working in the Charlottesville area. Below is a list of members of the Tibetan community in Charlottesville who are affiliated with UVa as either faculty, staff, visiting scholars, or students.

UVa has a number of affiliated faculty who are either primarily involved with Tibetan Studies or who have secondary interests in Tibetan Studies. The faculty here listed have long-term appointments at UVa, and either teach full-time or occasionally. They are a core part of the UVa community due their contributions of research, teaching, mentoring, and other activities, as well as their long-term and persistent commitments to Tibetans, and the University itself as a community and institution. As a collective, they are distributed across multiple disciplines and interests.

Damchoe Gyaltsen
Staff, Facilities Management Department
Dorjee Nargee Damdoo
Staff, Facilities Management Department
Visiting Scholar, Religious Studies
PhD Student, Religious Studies
Khanpo Ngawang Dorjee
Tibetan Cataloging and Bibliographic Assistant
Lobsang Tashi
Staff, Facilities Management Department
Nawang Thokmey
Tibetan Library Specialist, University of Virginia Library
Rabten Shatsang
Staff, Facilities Management Department
Tenzin Chime
Staff, UVa Medical Center
Tenzin Norzom
Undergraduate Student in Arts & Sciences
Tenzin Thosam
Circulation Technician, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Tenzin Yangdol
Staff at the UVa Medical Center
Tsewang Yangzom
Undergraduate Student, Nursing School

Past Tibetans at UVa

Tsetan Chonjore
Lecturer, East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Rinchen Dorje
Graduate Student, Religious Studies
Visiting Scholar, Religious Studies
Sherab Wangmo
Visiting Scholar, Religious Studies
Tashi Phuntsok
Visiting Researcher, Tibet Center
Tsering Tashi
Visiting Scholar, Religious Studies
Tashi Tso (Liu Yan)
Visiting Scholar, Religious Studies
Visiting Scholar, Religious Studies