Dulam Bumochir

National University of Mongolia



Dulam Bumochir is a Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology of the National University of Mongolia, and a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology of the University College London (UCL). His Ph.D. is in Philology from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (2000), and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (2006). His research area is broad; he started his career exploring folk and shamanic practices, rituals, and chants. In 2000, he expanded his research to a new field in Qinghai, China, focusing on sincerity, performance, and power of respect in the social production of ethnic identity, politics, and state amongst minority Mongol pastoralists. Currently, he examines environment and nationalism in Mongolia. He elaborates “environment” to be a neoliberal asset and political instrument widely engaged in multiple local, national, and global discourses.