Book Chapters

2019. “Thangmi Wedding Ritual Texts” in Ritual Speech in the Himalayas: Oral Texts and Their Contexts. Martin Gaenszle, ed. Harvard Oriental Series 93. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 105-145. Co-authored with Mark Turin, Bir Bahadur Thami, and Hikmat Khadka. Click here to access the chapter. Click here for full citation details.
2019. “Identity, Society, and State: Citizenship and Inclusion in Nepal” in The Politics of Change: Reflections on Contemporary Nepal. Deepak Thapa, ed. Kathmandu: Social Science Baha. 83-108. Co-authored with Janak Rai. The chapter and full book is available in English and in Nepali. Click here for full citation details in English, and in Nepali.
2018. “Time, Oral Tradition, and Technology” in Memory. Philippe Tortell, Mark Turin, Margot Young, eds. Vancouver: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and University of British Columbia Press. 197-206. Co-authored with Andrew Martindale and Mark Turin. Click here to access the chapter. Click here for full citation details and access to the full, open-access book.
2018. “Temple Building in Secularising Nepal: Materializing Religion and Ethnicity in a State of Transformation” in Tolerance, Secularization, and Democratic Politics in South Asia. Humeira Iqtidar and Tanika Sarkar, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 75-107. Click here to access the chapter. Click here for full citation details.
2017. “The Properties of Territory in Nepal’s State of Transformation” in Trans-Himalayan Borderlands: Livelihoods, Territorialities, and Modernity. Dan Smyer Yü and Jean Michaud, eds. Amsterdam: Amsterdan University Press. 65-83. Click here to access the chapter. Click here for full citation details.
2017. “Citizenship, Gender, and Statelessness in Nepal: Before and After the 2015 Constitution” in Understanding Statelessness. Tendayi Bloom, Katherine Tonkiss and Philip Cole, eds. London: Routledge. 135-152. Click here to access the chapter. Click here for full citation details.
2014. “Circular Lives: Histories and Economies of Belonging in the Transnational Thangmi Village” in Facing Globalisation: Belonging in the Himalayas, Gérard Toffin and Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, eds. Delhi: Sage Publications. 63-95. Click here to access the chapter.
2014. “Living Practical Dharma: Chomo Khandru and the Himalayan Bon Tradition” in Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism Through Biography. Todd Lewis, ed. Wiley-Blackwell. 246-256. Click here to access the chapter.
2013. “‘Jatiya sanghiyatabad’ ra sakaratmak kadamlai alagyaune kam” [Separating ‘ethnic federalism’ and affirmative action] in Asamanta ra sakaratmak kadam [Inequality and affirmative action]. Kathmandu: Social Science Baha. 94-98. Co-authored with Louise Tillin. Click here to access the chapter.
2012. “Restructuring the State, Restructuring Ethnicity: Situating Nepal in Contemporary Social Scientific Debates” in Ethnicity and Federalisation in Nepal. Chaitanya Mishra and Om Gurung, eds. Kathmandu: Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Trivhuvan University. 224-237. Click here to access the chapter.
2011 “Synthesizing Practice and Performance, Securing Recognition: Thangmi Cultural Heritage in Nepal and India” in Ritual, Heritage and Identity: The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World. Christiane Brosius and Karin Polit, eds. London: Routledge. 202-245. Click here to access the chapter.
2011 “The Formation of Political Consciousness in Rural Nepal” in Windows into A Revolution: Ethnographies of Maoism in India and Nepal. Alpa Shah and Judith Pettigrew, eds. Delhi: Social Science Press. 60-88. Click here to access the chapter.
2010 “Creating ‘Civilized’ Communists: A Quarter Century of Politicization in Rural Nepal” in Varieties of Activist Experience: Civil Society in South Asia, David Gellner, ed. Delhi: Sage Publications. 46-80. Click here to access the chapter.
2010 “Nepal’s Two Polities: A View from Dolakha” in In Hope and Fear: Living Through the People’s War in Nepal, Prabin Manandhar and David Seddon, eds. Delhi: Adroit Publishers. 200-213. Co-authored with Mark Turin. Click here to access the chapter.
2009 “Ethnic (P)reservations: Comparing Thangmi Ethnic Activism in Nepal and India” in Ethnic Activism and Civil Society in South Asia, David Gellner, ed. Delhi: Sage Publications. 115-141. Click here to access the chapter.
2006 “Barbarians at the Border and Civilising Projects: Analaysing Ethnic and National Identities in the Tibetan Context” in Tibetan Borderlands. (Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, 2003). Christiaan Klieger, ed. Leiden: Brill. 9-34. Click here to access the chapter.
2006 “Living Practical Dharma: A Tribute to Chomo Khandru and the Bonpo Women of Lubra Village, Mustang, Nepal” in Women’s Renunciation in South Asia: Nuns, Yoginis, Saints and Singers. Meena Khandelwal, Sondra L. Hausner, and Ann Grodzins Gold, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 69-93. Click here to access the chapter. Also published in 2007 in Delhi by Zubaan (Kali for Women).
2004 “The Path to Janasarkar in Dolakha District: Towards an Ethnography of the Maoist Movement” in Himalayan People’s War: Nepal’s Maoist Rebellion, Michael Hutt, ed. London: Hurst & Co. 77-109. Co-authored with Mark Turin. Click here to access the chapter.
2004 “Nepalka gauma rajnitik chetana nirman: sthaniya itihasle sikaeko path [The Formation of Political Consciousness in Rural Nepal: Lessons from Local History” in Samabesi loktantra-ka adharharu [The Foundations of Inclusive Democracy], Mohan Mainali, ed. Kathmandu: Social Science Baha. Click here to access the chapter.
2002 “Embodied Ancestors: Territory and the Body in Thangmi Death Rituals” in Territory and Identity in Tibet and the Himalayas. Katia Buffetrille and Hildegard Diemberger, eds. Leiden: Brill. 233-252. Click here to access the chapter.
1999 “Appropriate Treasure: Reflections on Women, Buddhism, and Cross-Cultural Exchange” in Buddhist Women Across Cultures. Karma Lekshe Tsomo, ed. Albany: SUNY Press. 221-238. Click here to access the chapter.