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Ruth Gamble is a historian of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya. She is particularly interested in this region's environment, and its inhabitants' relationship to it. She was the inaugural fellow of Yale University's Himalaya Initiative and is now a David Myers Research Fellow at La Trobe University. She is researching and writing a history of the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River, and working as an environmental historian and cultural advisor in a multi-disciplinary project focused on rehabilitating the eastern Tibetan Plateau's peatlands.


  • –present
    David Myers Research Fellow, La Trobe University


  • 2014 
    Australian National University, PhD Asian Studies