School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

Elliot Sperling

On behalf of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies I am writing to express our shock at the sudden passing of our long-time and only recently retired colleague Elliot Sperling.  He was a beloved member of our department who played a crucial role in furthering the excellence of our program, above all in his specialty of Tibetan Studies, for more than a quarter of a century.

We express our deepest condolences to his family and all those who knew him and had the pleasure of working with him.

Toivo Raun, Acting Chair

Elliot’s biography as it appeared in the 2015 Retired Faculty Official Biographies


Department of Central Eurasian Studies
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