Dr. Tenzin Oesel

Dr. Tenzin Oesel

Assistant Professor in Political Science

Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: 7490924368

 Academic Background

  • 2021: Ph.D. degree awarded in Diaspora Studies, Central University of Gujarat, thesis titled “Negotiating Modernity: A Case Study of Tibetan Diaspora in India.”
  • 2013-2015: M.Phil. in Diaspora Studies, Central University of Gujarat, dissertation titled “Modernity and Cultural identity of Tibetan Diaspora in India.”
  • 2010-2011: M.A in Political Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
  • 2007-2009: B.A in Political Science, Madras Christian College.

Paper Presentations

  • Paper entitled “Encountering Modernity: Locating Cultural Identity of Tibetan diaspora in India” 1st Tibetan Young Research Scholar Conference organised by the Tibet policy Institute, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamshala, 2016.
  • Paper entitled “Modernity and Diaspora: A State-less Tibetan Diaspora in perspective” three-Day International Conference on “Transnationalism, Culture and Diaspora in the Era of Globalisation” organised by Centre for study of Diaspora, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2018.
  • Paper entitled “Modernity and Diaspora: Perspective of Tibetan Diaspora” Two-Day International conference on “Migration, Diaspora and Nation building: Opportunities and Challenges” UGC human resource development Centre and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2018.


  • Oesel, T. (2015) Encountering modernity: locating cultural identity of Tibetan diaspora in India. Tibet policy Journal (72- 79)
  • Oesel, T. (2019) Modernity and Diaspora: A State-less Tibetan Diaspora in Perspective ‘Scholars Impact’ Quarterly a UGC Approved Journal (50-53).

Work Experiences

  • Visiting Fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute, Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamshala.
  • Led the research project entitled “Gender Biases and Stereotypes in Tibetan Diaspora: A Study on Familial Relation” at the Women’s Empowerment Desk, Central Tibetan Administration.

Current Research Interest

  • Modernity, Culture and Society in Tibetan Diaspora