Associate Professor
Philosophy & Religious Studies

Dr. Nicole Willock

9018 Batten Arts & Letters
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Religious Studies & Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, (2011)

M.A. in Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, (2003)

B.A. in Chinese Studies, Australian National University, (1994)

Articles

Willock, N. (2016). Dorjé Tarchin, the Mélong, and the Tibet Mirror Press: Negotiating Discourse on the Religious and the Secular in Tibet. Himalaya, the Journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies 36 (1) , pp. 143-162.
Willock, N. and Gayley, H. (2016). Theorizing the Secular in Tibetan Cultural Worlds. Himalaya, the Journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies 36 (1) , pp. 12-21.
Willock, N. (2009). Rekindling Ashes of the Dharma and the Formation of Modern Tibetan Studies: The Busy Life of Alak Tseten Zhabdrung. Trace Foundation (6).

Books

Willock, N. (2021). Lineages of the Literary: Tibetan Buddhist Polymaths of Socialist China. Columbia University Press.

Book Chapters

Willock, N. (2020). “Tibetan Buddhist Scholars and the Cultural Revolution: Narratives of Spiritual Achievement and Supporting Tibetan Culture.” Conflicting Memories: Retellings of Tibetan History under Mao (pp. 485-505) Leiden: Brill .
Willock, N. (2017). The Revival of the Tulku Institution in Modern China: Narratives and Practices The Tulku (sprul sku) Institution in Tibetan Buddhism (pp. 183-201) Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines.
Willock, N. (2016). Maps and Territory in the 1950s: The Writing of the Dan tig dkar chag - A Guide to Dan tig Monastery Trans Himalayan Tibet: History, Language and Literature, Traditional & Contemporary (pp. 239-252) London, UK: Manakin Press.
Willock, N. (2014). Thu’u bkwan’s Literary Adaptations of the Life of Dgongs pa rab gsal Trails of the Tibetan Tradition: Papers for Elliot Sperling (pp. 577-592) Dharamsala, India: Amnye Machen Institute.
  • 2017: Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Office of Research
  • 2017: Research Fellowship in Buddhist Studies, Ho Family Foundation/ American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS)
  • 2016: Wabash Center, Summer Fellowship Grant for integrating teaching and research, Wabash Center
  • 2015: Pre-Tenure Religion Faculty at Universities and Colleges, Wabash Center
  • 2012: Columbia University, Library Research Award, Columbia University
  • 2010: Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Indiana University, Department of Religious Studies
  • 2009: Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Indiana University, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2008: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship , Fulbright-Hays
  • 2005: Fellowship for Language Area Studies (FLAS) for Tibetan language, Indiana University
  • 2004: Fellowship for Language Area Studies (FLAS) for Tibetan, Tibet University; Lhasa, People’s Republic of China
  • 2004: Fellowship for Language Area Studies (FLAS) for Tibetan language, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 2003: Fellowship for Language Area Studies (FLAS) for Tibetan language, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 2003: Fellowship for Language Area Studies (FLAS) for Tibetan language, Rangjung Yeshe Institute; Boudha, Nepal
  • 2002: Recruitment Fellowship, Indiana University