Nomadic Encounters features multimedia about nomadic families in Mongolia. It grew out of my 2007 Fulbright Award to experience and record the feeling of living on the move in Mongolia's immense spaces.

Over the course of almost 2 years, I lived with different families and recorded the sounds of them at work, at play, and at rest. This site contains excerpts from that research - articles, prose vignettes, work-in-progress multimedia programs and an overview of multimedia collected.

UPDATE (1/2013)

• This year, we will be transitioning to a new project site: 
Stories from the Steppe (

• On the Move in Mongoliasound portraits of Mongolian women is available both as an AUDIO documentary and MULTIMEDIA documentary.

Produced for Outer Voices. 
Big thanks to The Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund and The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation for supporting post-production costs. 

Listen to my interview on KUNM's Women's Hour, hosted by Carol Boss

• Visit my personal website:

• Read vignettes on my Stories from the Steppe Blog

Watch an Audiovisual program:
Camels in the Gobi

A Happy Day in Hovsgol

Herding with Ulaanaa

Read an article about horse-riding in Hovsgol province (published in Time Out Mumbai)

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Read about other Sounds and Stories:
Spring in Hentii, 
Summer in Hovsgol
Autumn in the Gobi
Winter in Bayan-Olgii