Institution: University of Virginia

Position: Ph.D. Candidate

Kali Nyima Cape (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. Candidate in Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia. She specializes in East Asia and her research focuses on the study of Tibetan Buddhism and women, gender and sexuality studies, Buddhism outside the monastery and Buddhist philosophy in the esoteric Tibetan Great Perfection movements in the fourteenth and seventeenth century. Her research has been funded by the Ford Foundation and Fulbright-Hays Scholarship and she is currently an adjunct faculty member at Dickinson College. She recently published an article on Tibetan consort culture, “Anatomy of a Ḍākinī: Female Consort Discourse in a Case of Fourteenth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Literature,” in the journal of dharma studies. Find out more about her research at

Kali Nyima Cape