Reading Group: U of T/McMaster University Yehan Numata Program in Buddhist Studies
Uranchimeg (Orna) Tsultem(Ph.D. in Art History, University of California, Berkeley) is Edgar and Dorothy Fehnel Chair in International Studies and Assistant Professor at Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and Design. Prior to Herron, she served as Co-Chair of the Mongolia Initiative Program at the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. Orna’s publications include her monograph A Monastery on the Move: Art and Politics in Later Buddhist Mongolia and her edited volume Buddhist Art of Mongolia: Cross-Cultural Connections, Discoveries and Interpretations, in addition to many exhibition catalogs, peer-reviewed research articles, and six non-refereed books. Orna also is an active curator who has shown contemporary art exhibitions internationally since 1997 at established venues and international biennales around the world.