Language and culture, Non-monastic rituals and ceremonies in Amdo
Sonam Tsering is the instructor in modern Tibetan language. He has taught Tibetan at SOAS, part of the University of London, in London; at the Institut National des Langues et Cultures Orientales (INALCO) in Paris; at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, and most recently at the University of Michigan. He also has run remote-teaching courses for students at Yale and Ohio State University via live video technology, and ran the Tibetan Study Abroad Program at the University of Michigan, taking under-graduate students to Northern India.
Originally from Rebgong (Qinghai, PRC), Sonam later lived in the Tibetan community in exile in India, where he co-founded and edited the independent Tibetan-language newspaper Bod kyi Dus bab (Tibet Times). In 1998, Sonam went to England, at the invitation of Professor Robert Barnett, to work and study, and obtained his BA in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London, in 2005.