Phurwa Gurung
PhD Student of Geography • Political Ecology • Development • Indigenous Geographies • Nepal and the Himalayas • MA University of Colorado, 2020

Thesis title: "Mountains are Commons, Grasses are Divided": Indigenous Environmental Governance Between Conservation and Democracy

Faculty Advisor: Emily Yeh

Recent Publications:

  • Gurung, Phurwa (2022) Governing caterpillar fungus: Participatory conservation as state-making, territorialization, and dispossession in Dolpo, Nepal. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.
  • Gurung, Phurwa and Bauer, Ken (2022) Infrastructures of Change: Development among Pastoralists in Dolpo (1990–2020). In The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Highland Asia, eds. J.P. Wouters and Michael T. Heneise. doi: 10.4324/9780429345746-14
  • Gurung, Phurwa (2021) Challenging Infrastructural Orthodoxies: Political and Economic Geographies of a Himalayan Road. Geoforum 120 (March): 103-112.

Updated November 2022