Dolma Choden Roder is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Royal Thimphu College where she teaches undergraduate students. She earned her PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from Arizona State University. She is also involved in Riyang Books, a family run publishing house based in Thimphu. In this role she has edited a collection of Bhutanese poetry and a book documenting her ancestral home in Ogyen Choling, Bumthang.