Tashi Rabgey is a lecturer and director of the UVa Contemporary Tibetan Studies Initiative. She studied law at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge where she specialized in critical international legal theory and completed a thesis on China’s compliance with the international legal regime on women’s rights. She spent a further year pursuing advanced studies in comparative Chinese law at the Center for Asian Legal Studies at the University of British Columbia before undertaking a Ph.D. in anthropology and Tibetan studies at Harvard University. She has received numerous academic awards and fellowships, including the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) IDRF Doctoral Research Fellowship and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Doctoral Fellowship.