Distinguished University Professor and John Reynolds Harkness Professor; Co-Director, Center for Research on Tibet; Professor of International Health, School of Medicine
Mather Memorial Building Room 241
Ph.D., 1968, University of Washington, Anthropology
M.A., 1960, University of Michigan, History
B.A., 1959, University of Michigan, History
Dr. Goldstein is a socio-cultural anthropologist specializing in Tibetan society. His topical interest include family and marriage (polyandry), cross-cultural and global aging, population studies, cultural ecology and economic development/change. He has conducted research in Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region of China) on a range of topics including nomadic pastoralism, the impact of economic reforms on rural Tibet, family planning and fertility, the revival of Buddhism, modern Tibetan history, and socio-economic change. His has also conducted research in India (with Tibetan refugees), in northwest Nepal (with a Tibetan border community in Limi), in western Mongolia (with a nomadic pastoral community in Hovd province), in Kathmandu on family planning and intergenerational relations, and in eastern China on modernization and the elderly).
Dr. Goldstein’s current projects include: Editor of a large online Tibetan Oral History Archive with the Asia Division of the Library of Congress, an oral history of monks in Drepung Monastery in the traditional society, a longitudinal study of the impact of China’s reform policies on Tibetan nomads, and a study investigating modernization and changing patterns of the elderly and intergenerational relations in farming Tibet.
CO-DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON TIBET