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Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography
Contact Info

  • Ph.D. Global Studies, University of Bern (Switzerland)
  • M.A. Social Anthropology, Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • B.A. Religion, Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Department of Geography and Planning (2021-2023)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Geography (2020)
  • Resident Director, Heidelberg University, South Asia Institute, Kathmandu Office (2014-2019)
  • Executive Committee Member, Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) (since 2023)
  • Editorial Board Member, Roadsides (since 2018)
  • Book Reviews Editor, HIMALAYA (since 2021)
Research Interests
  • Citizenship and belonging (in relation to Indigenous and ethnic identities)
  • Conservation areas and national parks
  • Conflict and social/political mobilization
  • Development discourses and practices
  • Environmental and climate justice
  • Indigenous law and legal systems
  • Local governance
  • Roads and infrastructures
  • Sustainable futures
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
Courses Taught
  • GEOG 200: Geography, The Global Dimension
  • GEOG 350: Environmental and Climate Justice
  • ISAT 160: Problem Solving Approaches in Science and Technology

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