Peer Reviewed Articles

2016 “Nepal’s Ongoing Political Transformation: a Review of Post-2006 Literature on Conflict, the State, Identities, and Environments”. Modern Asian Studies 35 50(6): 2041-2114. Co-authored with Luke Wagner, Jacob Rinck, Amy L. Johnson, and Austin Lord. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2015 “Regionalism, Mobility, and “the village” as a Set of Social Relations”. Critique of Anthropology 35 (3): 318-337. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2015 “Restructuring States, Restructuring Ethnicity: Looking Across Disciplinary Boundaries at Federal Futures in India and Nepal”. Modern Asian Studies 49 (1): 1-39. Co-authored with Louise Tillin. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2014  “Reframing Ethnicity: Academic Tropes, Political Desire, and Ritualized Action Between Nepal and India” American Anthropologist. 116(2): 279-295. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2013 “Himalayan Border Citizens: Sovereignty and Mobility in the Nepal-Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China Border Zone”. Political Geography. In the special issue “Borders in South Asia” edited by Jason Cons and Romola Sanyal. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.04.00. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2013 “The Practices, Policies and Politics of Transforming Inequality in South Asia: Ethnographies of Affirmative Action” Focaal—Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 65: 3-12. Introduction to guest edited special issue “Toward an Anthropology of Affirmative Action”. Co-authored with Alpa Shah. DOI:10.3167/fcl.2013.650101.  Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2013 “Developing a Culture of Marginality: Nepal’s Current Classificatory Moment”. Focaal—Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. 65: 42-55. In the special issue “Toward an Anthropology of Affirmative Action”, guest edited by Sara Shneiderman and Alpa Shah. DOI:10.3167/fcl.2013.650105. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2012 “Nepal & Bhutan in 2011” Asian Survey (yearender edition). 52 (1): 138-146. Co-authored with Mark Turin. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2010 “Are the Central Himalayas in Zomia? Some Scholarly and Political Considerations Across Time and Space” in a special issue of the Journal of Global History entitled Zomia and Beyond. Jean Michaud, ed. 5 (2): 289-312. DOI:10.1017/S1740022810000094. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2010 “‘Producing’ Thangmi Ritual Texts: Practice, Performance and Collaboration” in a special issue of Language Documentation and Description produced by the World Oral Literature Project. Mark Turin and Imogen Gunn, eds. 8: 159-174. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2009 “The Formation of Political Consciousness in Rural Nepal” Dialectical Anthropology 33 (3-4): 287-308. DOI 10.1007/s10624-009-9129-2. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2008 “Reservations, Federalism and the Politics of Recognition in Nepal” in Economic and Political Weekly. 43(19): 39-45. May 10 – May 16, 2008. Co-authored with C. Townsend Middleton. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2006 “Revisiting Ethnography, Recognizing a Forgotten People: The Thangmi of Nepal and India” in Studies in Nepali History and Society. 11 (1): 97-181. Co-authored with Mark Turin. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2006 “Seeking the Tribe: Ethno-politics in Darjeeling and Sikkim” in Himal Southasian. March-April 2006. 19 (2): 54-58. Co-authored with Mark Turin. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2005 “Agency and Resistance in the Thangmi-Newar Ritual Relationship: An analysis of Devikot-Khadga Jatra in Dolakha, Nepal” in The European Bulletin of Himalayan Research. 28: 5-42. Click here to access the article.
2005 “Swapping Identities: Borderland Exchanges along the Nepal-TAR Frontier” in Himal Southasian. November-December 2005. 18 (3): 32-33. Click here to access the article.
2004 “Relationships, Complicity and Representation: Conducting Research in Nepal during the Maoist Insurgency” in Anthropology Today. 20 (1): 20-25. co-authored with Judith Pettigrew and Ian Harper. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2004 “Women and the Maobadi: Ideology and Agency in Nepal’s Maoist Movement” in Himal Southasian, January 2004. 17 (1): 19-29. Co-authored with Judith Pettigrew. Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2003 “Violent Histories and Political Consciousness: Reflections on Nepal’s Maoist Movement from Piskar Village” in Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies. 23 (1): 38-48. ” Click here to access the article. Click here for full citation details.
2000 “Preliminary Etymological Notes on Thangmi Clan Names and Indigenous Explanations of their Provenance” in The Journal of Nepalese Literature, Art and Culture. 3 (2): 69-83. Co-authored with Mark Turin. Click here to download the PDF