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Susan Hangen

Susan HangenDean School of Humanities & Global Studies/Professor of Anthropology & International Studies

Year Joined RCNJ: 2002

Contact Information


  • B.A., Trinity College, CT
  • M.A., and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Interests:

  • Cultural Anthropology; International Studies

Research Interests:

  • Ethnic Politics and Social Movements in Nepal
  • Transactional Organizations and Cuisine in the Nepali Diaspora

Scholarly Activity:

  • 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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