The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya – Kathmandu, Nepal

Selected Papers

Amrit Kumar Bhandari
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara
The Quest of Urban Materiality in an Urban Neighborhood: A Case of Butwal, Nepal
Aniket Alam
Associate Professor, Human Sciences Research Group, IIIT-Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Aman Kant Panta
Research Assistant, ICSSR Project: ‘Change and Continuity in a Trans-Himalayan Buddhist Community: A Study of Monasteries in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India’
Kesang Thakur
Research Assistant, ICSSR Project: ‘Change and Continuity in a Trans-Himalayan Buddhist Community: A Study of Monasteries in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India’
Neekee Chaturvedi
Associate Professor, Department of History and Indian Culture, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
Losing a Home, Finding a Nation: The Curious History of Hurling Village in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Anish Kumar Thokar
PhD candidate, Central Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
Activism of Ethnic Social Movements for Constitutional Reform: An Analysis of Tamang’s Movement in Nepal
Anisha Bhattarai
Senior Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Kiran Giri
Station Manager, BMHD Television, Kathmandu
Toilet as the Mainland of Institution: A Study of Toilets in Tribhuvan University
Anup Shekhar Chakraborty
Assistant Professor, Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata, India
Ambiguous Sexualities and Pink Migrations: In the Realm of the Politics of Sexualities, Regimentation and Control among Gorkhas in North-Eastern India
Gautam Chandra Roy
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, B. N. College, Dhubri, Assam, India
“Cross-Border Nationalism” and Emerging Transnational Identity: The Rajbanshis of Indo-Nepal-Bangladesh Borderland
Ishwor Adhikari
PhD Scholar, Economics, South Asian University, New Delhi
Anirban Dasgupta
Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, South Asian University, New Delhi
The Conundrum of Labor Shortage in a Labor Surplus Economy: An Investigation of Nepal
Ivan Deschenaux
ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Methodology, London School of Economics
Replication Reconsidered: Anti-Casteist Norms and Prejudiced Behaviour
Kalyan Bhandari
Lecturer in Events, Hospitality and Tourism, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, UK
National Symbols and the Political Agency of Tourism
Khem Shreesh
Editor, Social Science Baha
Apathetic and Impassive: The Nepali State in Crises
Kumud Rana
Universty of Glasgow
Transnational AIDS Networks, Regional Solidarities and the Configuration of Metis in Nepal
Mayank Shah
Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Kumaun University, Nainital, India
Mountains of Risk: The Many Faces of Vulnerability in the Central Himalayas
Pramod R. Regmi
Academic-International Health and Global Engagement Lead (Department of Nursing), Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
Shovita Dhakal Adhikari
Lecturer in Criminology, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
Nirmal Aryal
Post-doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
Edwin van Teijlingen
Professor, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
Sharada Prasad Wasti
Senior Research Fellow, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
Shreeman Sharma
Department of Conflict, Peace & Development Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Moral Panic and Othering Practices during Nepal’s COVID-19 Pandemic
Prem Phyak
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language, Identity, and Nepali Youth in Hong Kong
Rajya Laxmi Gurung
Senior Researcher, Dignity Without Danger, Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University
Stefanie Lotter
Senior Teaching Fellow and Research Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK
From Fear to Shame: Socio-Political Influences on Menstruation Practice in Dailekh, Jumla and Achham
Ram Gurung
Lecturer, Saraswati Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
COVID-19 Pandemic and Challenges of Students for Alternative Learning at University Education in Nepal
Roji Maharjan
Student, Tribhuvan University
Newar Women of Kirtipur: Analyzing Their Collective Identity
Samuele Poletti
Postdoctoral fellow, Laboratoire d’ethnologie et de sociologie comparative (LESC), Université Paris Nanterre
A Promise of Unconditional Acceptance: Conversion to Christianity and the Struggle for Being in Sinja, Nepal
Sanjay Sharma
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
“Lahure Nabhai Marne Chhaina”: Locating Lahure Aspirations through Wholesome Memes
Shak Bahadur Budhathoki
Education Coordinator, Mercy Corps, Nepal
The Contents and Relevancy of Social Studies and Life Skills Education Curriculum
Steve Folmar
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, USA
Groupism in Dalit Lived Experience
Subhash Nepali
Economist and Policy Adviser, United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office, Kathmandu, Nepal
Caste and Ethnicity Based Earning and Access: Discrimination in Nepal’s Labour Market
Swati Condrolli
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Notes on a Himalayan Town: A Tibetan Community’s Perspective
Tracy Fehr
PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Nepal’s Post-Earthquake Development Surge: The Unintended Local Impacts of Reconstruction
Vishnu Tandon
PhD Candidate in Political Science, École Des Hautes Études En Sciences Sociales (EHESS) , Paris, France
Participatory Planning in a Federal Setting of Nepal: New Trends of Participation During the COVID-19 Pandemic