Published: Oct. 11, 2023
Phurwa Gurung

Phurwa Gurung was awarded a Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for his dissertation project, “Reordering highland territories: State-building, indigeneity and multispecies worldmaking in the Himalaya.”  It will support his ongoing field research in Dolpo, Nepal, which uses caterpillar fungus (yartsa gunbu) as a lens onto state building processes, indigenous territoriality, the political ecology of conservation, and non-human agency.” 

He got the announcement of the award at the end of September.