Kabir is smiling at the camera with his arms crossed in a black and white photo

Kabir Mansingh Heimsath

Assistant Professor with Term of Anthropology, Director of Asian Studies

JR Howard 371, MSC: 60
Office Hours:

Mon/Wed 2-3pm drop in (email for appointment at other times)


Tibet and Himalayan studies; space/place and visual theory; borderlands; experiential learning

Academic Credentials

DPhil 2011 Social Cultural Anthropology & MSc 2005 Visual Anthropology at University of Oxford

MA 1996 Religious Studies at University of Washington

BA 1991 Religious Studies at University of California, Berkeley


Visual anthropology
Space, Place and Landscape
Tourism in Asia
Religion and Modernity
Cyborg Anthropology

Ethnographic Methods


- Infrastructure and Tourism in the Himalaya
- Development Studies
- Contemporary Art in Tibet
- Urban Studies
- Contemporary Buddhist Practice