Dawn A. Murray, PhD, Professor in the Environmental Studies Department will hold an in-store book signing event for her new book Monpa Medicinal Plants: Indigenous Knowledge from a Himalayan Healer at Chaucer’s Bookstore on September 12, 2022. Murray’s book emerged from her six months of teaching in Bhutan and six months in Costa Rica.
Monpa Medicinal Plants: Indigenous Knowledge from a Himalayan Healer is about the Monpas, the Indigenous people of Bhutan, and their intimate relationships with the plants, the land, and cultural practices. Murray’s book illuminates the Himalayan medicinal plants that the Monpas use for healing, sharing generational knowledge about their ecosystem.
Murray has been collaborating with the Tribal Trust Foundation as a board member and the Director of International Education & Research for over ten years. Her book project was sponsored by the Tribal Trust Foundation and the Tarayana Foundation.