Nepal: Rebuilding from Disaster, Preparing for the Future

I joined colleagues Nimesh Dhungana (Manchester), Katie Oven (Northumbria), Shobhana Pradhan (BBC Media Action – Nepal), and Romola Sanyal (LSE) in this roundtable conversation hosted by the LSE South Asia Centre about disaster governance in Nepal, and how the earthquakes of 2015 have shaped policy to mitigate future disasters.

Relational Transformations: Living Political and Environmental Change in Nepal

As part of the Un/Predictable Environments Conference in May 2021, I presented my paper “Relational Transformations: Living Political and Environmental Change in Nepal” which draws from my long-term ethnographic work with community members in Dolakha, Nepal. You can find a recording of the event here under the section “Paper Session 13: Managing Change Amidst Uncertain […]

Jaat ko Prashna: A Discussion on Pipal ko Bot Podcast

My discussion on the Pipal ko Bot podcast about the interaction of Maoist agendas with Dalit and Indigenous movements in Nepal.

A Discussion about the Disaster Studies Manifesto hosted by the Disasters Deconstructed Podcast

With colleagues Jeevan Baniya (Social Science Baha, Nepal), Katie Oven (Northumbria University, UK), Mukta Tamang (Tribhuvan University, Nepal), and other colleagues from around the world, I participate in this two part discussion reflecting upon the ethics of disaster research through a set of reflections about the Disaster Studies Manifesto. Please listen to S3E11 – Manifesto […]

National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Conference Presentation

On August 25th, 2020, I presented a co-authored paper titled ‘House, Household and Home: Revisiting Social Science and Policy Frameworks through Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Experiences in Nepal’ stemming from an SSHRC Partnership Development Grant at the web-based ‘National Symposium on Nepal’s Reconstruction (NSNR-2020) hosted by the Government of Nepal’s National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). The theme of […]

“India at a Crossroads” podcast discussion on Trending Globally: Politics and Policy

My discussion with Sahana Ghosh about why protests erupted across India in late 2019/early 2020.

Disaster Preparedness: What Can We Do Better?

My interview with CTV Global News discussing disaster preparedness and the UBC roundtable event.

Roundtable Discussion on Earthquake and Tsunami Aftermaths

The roundtable event held on November 21 at UBC brought together diverse approaches to understanding the social elements of disaster aftermaths – with the hope of producing useable knowledge to prepare for future disasters. Speakers shared their anthropological research in India, Sri Lanka, and Japan, followed by a response focused on Vancouver from the city’s […]

Sister School Partnership between Bayview School (Vancouver, Canada) & Sundrawati School (Dolakha, Nepal)

A group of students from Bayview have become penpals with students at Sundrawati to learn about the devastating effects of Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes.