Dominique Townsend is Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Bard College in Annandale on Hudson, NY. Her primary research interests include Tibetan Buddhist history, aesthetics, cultural production, poetics, and translation theory. Columbia University Press will release her first scholarly monograph, A Buddhist Sensibility: Aesthetic Education at Tibet’s Mindröling Monastery, in March 2021. She is also a poet and published a book of poems called The Weather & Our Tempers with Brooklyn Arts Press in 2013. She has an MTS from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD from Columbia University.