Interim Dean School of Humanities & Global Studies/Professor of Anthropology & International Studies
Year Joined RCNJ: 2002
- B.A., Trinity College, CT
- M.A., and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Cultural Anthropology; International Studies
- Ethnic Politics and Social Movements in Nepal
- Transactional Organizations and Cuisine in the Nepali Diaspora
- Co-Authored with Ruma Sen. “Negotiating Time and Space on a Study Abroad Program in South India.” Journal of Cultural Geography1 (2016):62-79.
- “Global Gurungs: Ethnic Organizing Abroad” in Gerard Toffin and Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, eds. Facing Globalization in the Himalayas: Belonging and the Politics of the Self, pp. 264-285. New Delhi and Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2014.
- Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal: Identities and Mobilization. Co-edited with Mahendra Lawoti. Routledge, 2013
- The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Nepal: Democracy in the Margins (Routledge, 2009)
- Creating a New Nepal: The Ethnic Dimensions. East West Center Washington, 2007.
Recent Conference Presentations
- “The Momo Matrix: The Evolution of Nepali/Himalayan Restaurants in New York,” South Asia Institute, University of Texas Austin, December 2016.
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