June 13 2024

Anya Bernstein on Religion and Politics of Buryat Buddhists

Interview with Kristian Petersen

Author Anya Bernstein with Kristian Petersen talks about her award-winning book, Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism, an ethnography that examines how Buryat Buddhists have negotiated their cultural, political, and religious identities in response to socialism, nationalism, territory, and Tibetan traditions.

Bernstein's book won the AAR's 2014 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Analytical-Descriptive Studies category.