PAPER ABSTRACT

S. No.PresentersAffiliationAbstract
1Abha LalIndependent Researcher based at Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, Nepal and Desk Editor at The RecordWhen There Was a King There Was Unity: An Exploration of Nostalgia for the Monarchy
6Anisa BhutiaPhD Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, IndiaKalimpong and Its Cosmopolitan Enclave: ‘Lost Town’ in the Eastern Himalayas
8Anup Shekhar ChakrabortyAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Political Studies, Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata, IndiaEnduring Islam and ‘Muslimness’ in Trans-Himalayas: Some Reflections from the Case of the Gorkha Muslims and Tibetan Muslims in the Eastern Himalayan Town of Darjeeling, India
4Amanda Taylor, Claire Blaser, and Martin Brooks*Postgraduate (MA) Student, SOAS, University of London, London, UK; *Postgraduate Associate, SOAS, University of LondonNew Insights into Colonial Encounters in the Himalaya
5Amar BKPhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAGender and Suffering among Urban Woman in Nepal
2Aidan Seale-FeldmanPostdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Bioethics Program, University of Virginia, Virginia, USAThinking with Ghosts: Bhut laagyo, Hysteria, and the Politics of Conceptualization
3Alfred PachProgram Coordinator, RENEW International, New Jersey, USAReligion and Ritual in Contemporary Nepali Society: Expanding and Transforming Continuities in Khalikhane Ritual Practices
9Austin LordPhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University, New York, USAUnsecured Volumes: Prognostic Politics and Infrastructural Futures in Nepal
12Bryony WhitmarshAssociate Dean (Global Engagement), Faculties of Creative and Cultural Industries and Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UKFrom Darbar to Sañgrahalaya: Creating New History in the Narayanhiti Palace, Nepal
11Bhim Narayan RegmiLecturer, Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NepalAdditional Official Language Policy of Nepal: A Review
13Chiranjibi BhandariAssistant Professor, Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NepalRevisiting Ex-Combatants: Past Assumptions and Present Realities
16Dipak Bahadur AdhikariLecturer of Economics at Patan Multiple Campus, Lalitpur, NepalInformal Economy and Its Contribution to Poverty Reduction in Urban Area of Nepal
17Harsha Man MaharjanResearcher, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, NepalFrom Media Accountability to Violence: Audience Participation and Opposition in the Proposed LED Bulb Procurement Episode on Social Media
18Isha GhartiPhD Candidate, Chiangmai University, Chiangmai, ThailandDevelopment and Shifting Identities of Nepal’s Marginalized Communities
20Jinglu Song, Bo Huang, and Rishikesh PandeyDepartment of Urban Planning and Design, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Hong Kong; Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.; School of Development and Social Engineering, Pokhara University, Pokhara, NepalThe Determinants of Disaster – Resilience in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal: An Assessment of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience in Nepal after 2015 Earthquake
19Jeevan Baniya, Tracy Ghale, Nilima Rai*, Amit Gautam*, and Lacchindra MaharjanAssistant Director, Senior Research Associate, *Research Associate, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, Nepal; Save the Children, Kathmandu, NepalWhy Children Matter: Vulnerabilities and Needs of Children in Disasters
21Katherine ChengMA Student in Development Studies, York University, Ontario, CanadaGlobal China or South-South Neighbour? A Case Study of Health Aid from Beijing to Kathmandu
24Lata Gautam, Agatha Grela, Jaya Satyal, and Sharad GajuryalSchool of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK; School of Human and Social Sciences, University of West London, London, UK; Annapurna Neuro Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal; Central Ayurveda Hospital, Kathmandu, NepalUnderstanding the Nature of Sexual Assault Cases in Nepal Through a Forensic Lens
28Mitra PariyarPostdoctoral Research Fellow (Leverhulme), Kingston University, London, UKDalit Conversion: Nepal’s Silent Enlightenment
29Mizuki WatanabeAssistant Professor, Faculty of International Tourism Management, Department of International Tourism Management, Tokyo University, Tokyo, JapanThe Social and Economic Life of Indian Muslim Migrations in Kathmandu
43Manoj Suji*, Nilima Rai,* and Sambriddhi Kharel*Research Associate, Social Science Baha; Board Member, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, NepalRole of Actors and Institutions in Translating the 2030 Agenda for Gender Equality Commitments in National Discourse: A Case Study of Nepal
23Krishna Adhikari, Gopal Nepali, and David N. GellnerResearch Fellow, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Samata Foundation, Lalitpur, Nepal; Professor of Social Anthropology, University of OxfordDalits in the School Curriculum in Nepal
30Nabin Maharjan and Richard C. MitchellPh.D. Candidate, Child and Youth Studies Department, Brock University, Ontario, Canada; Professor of Child and Youth Studies, Child and Youth Studies Department, Brock UniversityThe UNCRC and Global Childhoods: Transdisciplinary Reflections from Nepal
31Narendra Bahadur SaudProject Coordinator at Pro Public (NGO) and Faculty (Part-time) at White House Graduate School of Management, Kathmandu, NepalStorytelling and Realization:  An Organic Way to Collective Consciousness and Social Cohesion
32Nokmedemla LemturPhD Student, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Georg-August Universtität Göttingen, GermanyLabour in the High Himalayas: Recruitment and Agency of Mountaineering Expedition Labour on Nanga Parbat and Everest (1922 – 1939)
33Obindra B. Chand, Shophika Regmi, Abriti Arjyal, Chandani Kharel, and Sushil C. BaralQualitative Research Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Research Coordinator, Research Manager, Managing Director, HERD International, Kathmandu, NepalUse of Data for Decision Making in Planning Process of Local Health System in Nepal: A Critical Note on Problems and Prospects
34Pearly WongPhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USADevelopment (In)Convenience: Agrarian Change and the Experience of Development in Dakshinkali, Nepal
36Prem Phyak and Bal Krishna SharmaAssistant Professor and Head, Department of English Education, Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Idaho, USAEntangled Relationship between Neoliberalism, English and Ethnolinguistic Activism in Nepal
37Pritisha ShresthaPhD Student, Rhetoric and Composition, Syracuse University, New York, USABold, Brahmin and Banned: Recovering History’s Unsung Rhetoric of a Revolutionary Woman of Nepal
35Pooja Chaudhary, Dogendra Tumsa*, Bipin Upadhyaya*, and Sanjaya MahatoAdvocate affiliated with the Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu, Nepal; *Statistician, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, Nepal; Independent ResearcherThe Untouchables: Prevalence of Sexual Relationship during Menstrual Period
40Ravindra Nyaupane, Mike Pretious, and Suvash KhadkaPhD Candidate, Swansea University, Wales, UK; Senior Lecturer, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland; University of South Wales, UKIssues in the Development of Community-Led Tourism in Nepal – the Example of Dhorpatan
41Richard BownasAssociate Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado, USAMeasuring Caste Discrimination in Urban and Rural Nepal: Some Empirical Approaches
38Rajeev RaiPhD Student, Department of International Relations, Sikkim UniversityOpening of Sikkim as a sbas yul[1]: Examining the Historical Narratives and Its Acceptance
44Samjhana ShakyaGraduate Assistant and PhD Candidate, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas, USAPerspectives of Service Providers of Criminal Justice System on Help Seeking and Service Utilization Behaviors of Domestic Violence Survivors in Nepal
49Sara BertottiPhD Candidate in Law and Graduate Teaching Assistant, PG course International Protection of Human Rights, SOAS, University of London, London, UKTranslating Hybridity and Change: The 2006 Comprehensive Peace Accord of Nepal
53Shak Bahadur BudhathokiEducation Coordinator, MercyCorps Nepal, Patan, NepalImproving Learning Outcome through School Improvement Plan (SIP)
54Shangrila JoshiThe Evergreen State College, Washington, USANeoliberalization, Climate Change, and Community Forestry in Nepal
55Shobhit ShakyaJunior Research Fellow and PhD Student, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, EstoniaGuthis Abroad: Catering to the Social Needs Amongst the Newar Diaspora
50Saroj G.C.Course Facilitator, Masters in Philosophy, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Nepal Open University, Kathmandu, NepalNation Narrated in Government School Textbooks of Nepal
47Sanjaya Mahato, Rupesh Kumar Sah, and Pooja ChaudharyFinal Year PhD Student at GSSR, Warsaw, Poland; Under Secretary, Federal Parliament Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal; Advocate affiliated with the Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu, NepalLegislators’ Engagement in Policy Making and Post-Legislative Scrutiny in Nepalese Parliament Since 1991
45Sanjay SharmaPhD Student, National University of Singapore, SingaporeIndustry Under the Open Sky: A Political Economy of Brick Kilns in Nepal
46Sanjay SharmaPhD Student, National University of Singapore, Singapore‘Invisible Counterparts’ of the ‘Warrior Gentlemen’: Tracing Out the Mobilities of Gurkha Women
57Sujit ShresthaPostdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Georgia, USAIs Land to Male as Shelter is to Female? Gendering the Politics of Land and Shelter in Kathmandu’s Sukumbasi Settlements
51Sauharda Rai, Bonnie Nicole Kaiser, and Brandon A. KohrtPhD Student, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington - Seattle, Washington, USA; Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of San Diego, California, USA; Charles and Sonia Akman Professor of Global Psychiatry, The George Washington University, Washington DC, USARecovery Narratives in Global Mental Health: Understanding the Benefits and Harms of Mental Health Service User’s Storytelling in Nepal
48Sapana Basnet Bista, Shaurabh Sharma, Rose Khatri, and Padam SimkhadaPhD Researcher, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK; Inclusion Project Manager, Humanity and Inclusion International, Bangladesh; Programme Leader, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University; Professor of International Public Health, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores UniversityIndiscriminating Earthquake Discriminatory Aid: Effectiveness of Blanket Approach to Aid Distribution to People with Disabilities
52SeSe MaMaster’s Student, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, JapanCentering Himalayan Stray Dogs: Reframing the Narrative of Non-Human Being Subjectivity and Agency
56Stefanie LotterSenior Teaching Fellow, Anthropology, SOAS, University of LondonCollecting Loss and Displaying Absence: Curating the Earthquake
42Sabin NinglekhuEarth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeHeritage and its Discontentments: Reclaiming Newar Urbanism
59Thomas RobertsonExecutive Director, U.S. Educational Foundation (Fulbright Nepal), Kathmandu, NepalChanging Kathmandu: Land, Water, and Public Space Through the Decades
60Toya Nath BhattaraiPhD Candidate, Kathmandu University, School of EducationControversy Over Medium of Education in Nepal: Some Milestones
58Tek Bahadur DongOneSeed Expeditions, Regional Director for Nepal and BhutanCultural Tourism: An Ethnographic Study of Home-Stay in Briddim, Rasuwa, Nepal
61Wolfram SchaffarAffiliated Researcher, Senior Research Fellow, International Institute for Asia Studies (IIAS) Leiden, The NetherlandsGross National Happiness, Law and Transformation: Comparative Aspects of Local Alternative Development Paradigms
63Yasuko FujikuraResearch Fellow of JSPS, Institute of Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Kyoto, JapanDealing with Marginality: Gender and Caste in Western Nepal
62Yangchen Dolker Gurung and Khem ShreeshResearch Associate, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, Nepal; Independent ResearcherSummer Farmers, Winter Traders: Transient Migrants of Mustang
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