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

Selected Papers

SN Presenter/Affiliation Abstract
Sanjaya Aryal
Senior Research Officer, University of Essex, UK
Aaron Wyllie
Lecturer, University of Essex, UK
Kathryn Chard
Liliane Silva
Senior Research Officer, University of Essex, UK
Evidence on the Relationship between Breastfeeding and Long-Term Outcomes
Rita Baramu
Programme Manager, Body & Data, Nepal
Neha Gauchan
Programme Coordinator, Body & Data, Nepal
Digitization of Identities in Nepal: Interests & Implications
Prakash BK
PhD candidate, University of Notre Dame, USA
Caste in Mental Health Service and Policy in Nepal
Richard Bownas
Professor, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Hindutva in Nepal: A Political Sociology Analysis of its Prospects
Shak Bahadur Budhathoki
Member, Lifelong Learning Mandala, Nepal
The State of Policy and Practice on Complaint Response Mechanism in Nepal’s Community Schools
Nimesh Dhungana
Lecturer, University of Manchester, UK
Sanjay Sharma
National University of Singapore
Kripa Basnyat
National Project Coordinator, International Labour Organization
Narayan Adhikari
CEO & Director, Accountability Lab Nepal
Prekkshya Bimali
Flora Cornish
Disaster as a Catalyst for Injustice: Experiences of Nepali Foreign Labour Migrants during Covid-19
Apolline Dupuis
MA student
Bimla Gurung
Lecturer, Morgan International College, Nepal
Claire Martinus
Lecturer, University of Lille, France; Lecturer, University of Mons, Belgium
Challenges of Nepali Women in Production Sector in Kathmandu
Amit Gautam
Research Officer, Social Science Baha
Jeevan Baniya
Assistant Director, Social Science Baha
Forging Paths: Understanding Rohingya Refugees’ Livelihood Challenges in Nepal
Suman Gyawali
MEAL Officer, The Leprosy Mission Nepal
Participatory School Self-evaluation as a Tool for Transformative School Performance
Michael Hutt
Emeritus Professor, SOAS, UK; Research Affiliate, University of Oxford, UK
Of Ploughmen and Drummers: Dalit Consciousness in Nepali-Language Literature
Shubha Kayastha
Executive Director, Body & Data, Nepal
Shambhawi Paudel
Programme Officer, Body & Data, Nepal
Privacy in the Digital Age and as Understood by Marginalized Groups in Nepal
Phoenix Kenney
PhD candidate, University of Cambridge, UK
Language of Instruction Communication: A ‘Soft Skills’ Approach to Understanding English Language Abilities among College Students in Kathmandu
Niraj Lawoju
MA, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Culture Loss and Changes after Earthquake-Related Residence Shift
Mahendra Lawoti
Professor, Western Michigan University, USA
Emergence and Consolidation of Multiparty System in Nepal: Causes and Consequences
Sita Mademba
Senior Research Associate, Social Science Baha
Reimagining and Reviving Resistance: An Anthropological Study of the Limbu Community’ Chasok Celebration
Binita Magaiya
Researcher, Social Science Baha
Stefanie Lotter
Senior Research Fellow, SOAS, UK
“Muchuk and Mukundapur: How Two Communities Engage with Mukundasen’s Legacy”
Sanjaya Mahato
Faculty, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Institutional and Procedural Bias for Women Access to Electoral Candidate: A Case of Nepali Congress Party in Nepal
Pragya Paneru
Lecturer, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Prativa Paneru
Lecturer, Trinity College, Nepal
From an Elderly Middle-Aged Man to ‘A Scientist May Be Anyone’: DAST in Nepalese Context
Lokranjan Parajuli
Senior Researcher, Martin Chautari, Nepal
Radio as a Propaganda Tool: The History of Broadcasting in Nepal/i
Mitra Pariyar
Research Fellow, Kingston University, UK (Last affiliation)
Stifled Aspirations: Dalits in Contemporary Nepal
Komal Phuyal
Lecturer, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Structural Drives and Common Sense: Building Conflict in Select Stories from B. P. Koirala and Guru Prasad Mainali
Uma Pradhan
Lecturer, University College London, UK
(Re)Constructing a ‘Good’ School:  Perspectives on Educational Transformation in Post-earthquake Nepal
Niki Rai
Research Scholar, B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi, India
Voices of the Silenced: A study of the survivors and witnesses of 27th July 1986 in Kalimpong
Kumud Rana
Lecturer, Lancaster University, UK
Decoloniality, Queerness, Indigeneity: Thinking through the indigenous queer and the queerly indigenous in Nepal
Chinmaya Shah
Secretary and Programme Coordinator, Institute of Himalayan Environmental Research and Education, India
Chitra Rawat
Research and Operations Manager, India Migration Now
From Far West to Neglected North: Intra-Himalayan Migration from Sudurpaschim Province to Uttarakhand
Rinzing Ongmu Sherpa
PhD candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
The Construction of Sherpa Identity in Darjeeling: A Sociological Study
Paulina Stanik
PhD candidate, University of Warsaw, Poland
Two Sides of the Same Coin? Gurkhas and Indians in Polish World War Two Memoirs
Bhuwan Thapa
Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, USA
Ujjwal Upadhyay
Senior Program Coordinator, National College, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Indresh M Sharma
Senior Research Coordinator, National College, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Urban Green Space Is a Critical Nature-Based Infrastructure for the Climate Resilience of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Chandra Upadhyay
Assistant Professor, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Pull and Push Factors of Nepali Students’ International Migration
Claire Willey-Sthapit
Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, USA
Beyond Coping: Survivors’ Strategies in Response to Domestic Violence
Ramawatar Yadav
Former Vice-Chancellor, Purbanchal University, Nepal
Toward a Historiography of Lexicogenesis in Maithili – With Special Reference to the Hitherto Unstudied and Unpublished Hand–Written British Library, London MS. of Henry Thomas Colebrooke’s Comparative Vocabulary (1807 CE)
Li Zhinong
Professor/Vice President, School of Ethnology and Sociology, Yunnan University, China
Wu Di
PhD candidate & Research Assistant, Yunnan University, China
Living by the Border: A Study of Nepal’s Limi People and Their Trade: Life on the Sino-Nepal Border
Rosy Chamling
Head, Department of English, Sikkim University, India
Prayash Gupta
Assistant Professor, Sikkim Manipal University, India
Bhaskar Chettri
PhD candidate, National Institute of Technology Sikkim, India
Panel: Nepali Diasporic Identity in the Context of Multiculturalism
Sanjaya Aryal
Senior Research Officer, University of Essex, UK
Aaron Wyllie
Lecturer, University of Essex, UK
Kathryn Chard
Liliane Silva
Senior Research Officer, University of Essex, UK
Poster Presentation: Evidence on the Relationship between Breastfeeding and Long-Term Outcomes