Dr. Nicole Willock

Nicole Willock is an associate professor of Asian Religions at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Translating from Tibetan and Chinese languages, her research focuses on the intersections of Tibetan literature, especially poetics, and intellectual history. She is the recipient of FLAS fellowships, the Fulbright-Hays DDRA, and the American Council of Learned Societies’ (ACLS) Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowship in Buddhist Studies. Her articles include “Thu’u bkwan’s Literary Adaptations of the Life of Dgongs pa rab gsal” (2014); “Maps and Territory in the 1950s: The Writing of the Dan tig dkar chag—A Guide to Dan tig Monastery,” (2016) and “‘Avadāna of Silver Flowers:’ A Discussion on Decolonization and Anti-Colonial Translation Practices for Tibetan poetry,” co-written with Gedun Rabsal, in the Journal of Tibetan Literature (2022). Her first book is Lineage of the Literary: Tibetan Buddhist Polymaths of Socialist China (Columbia University Press, 2021).

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