Melvyn C. Goldstein is a social anthropologist specializing in Tibetan society, history, and contemporary politics (among other concentrations). He has conducted research in Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region of China) on various topics, including nomadic pastoralism, impacts of reform on rural Tibet, family planning and fertility, modern Tibetan history, and socio-economic change. Additionally, he has conducted research in India, northwest Nepal, western Mongolia, and inland China.
Goldstein's current projects include:
Drepung Monastic Voices: An ethnographic oral history of life and ties in Tibet's largest monastic city at the twilight of traditional society
Tibet in Flux- A concise history of Sino-Tibetan relations in modern times
Tibetan Oral History Archive Project (TOHAP) for the Library of Congress