Calum Blaikie is a postdoctoral researcher at the ISA. His work explores the interface of medical, pharmaceutical, economic, political and environmental anthropology, primarily concerning Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan medicine) in Himalayan India and Nepal. After gaining his PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent (UK), his research has focused on the sourcing, production, circulation and regulation of Tibetan medicines; shifts in the way Sowa Rigpa is taught, practiced and legitimized; and the integration of Sowa Rigpa practitioners into public healthcare. He is co-editor (with Stephan Kloos) of a volume entitled Asian Medical Industries: Contemporary Perspectives on Traditional Pharmaceuticals (2022, Routledge), which examines the emergent dynamics of traditional pharmaceutical industries in China, India, Japan, Mongolia and Nepal. He is currently leading the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project Integrating Traditional Medicine: Sowa Rigpa and the State in India, focusing on Sowa Rigpa institutions as contested sites of political representation and for the negotiation of state–ethnic minority relations. He has published extensively in leading journals such as Current Anthropology, Social Science & Medicine, Anthropology & Medicine, East Asian Science, Technology & Society, Asian Medicine, and Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry.