Advisor: Jennifer Fluri
Dissertation Title: The Border Came Between Us: Securing Development, Surveillance and Securitization, and Refugee Memory and Placemaking in Nepal
I am a Human Geographer interested in questions of sovereignty, territory, power/violence, nationalism, (im)mobilites, and placemaking. My dissertation research examines how Chinese extra-territorial sovereignty viz-a-viz development and military aid in Nepal produces new modes of Tibetan refugee subjectivities. Despite attempts by Nepal and China to restrict Tibetan engagement in political life, I investigate how Tibetans make do through everyday mobilities, circumambulation, place making, and memory.
For 2021/22, I am a Pre-Doctoral fellow at Eckerd College in the Political Science department and the International Relations & Global Affairs program. I commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion in pedagogical practices at Eckerd by teaching three courses thematically based on borders, belonging, and citizenship at global and local scales. At CU Boulder, I have taught courses Human Geographies, Mountain Geography, and World Regional Geography.
I graduated with a PhD in Geography in August 2022. I am currently applying to tenure-track and postdoctoral positions in Human Geography, International/Global Studies, Political Science, and Asian Studies.
- Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2020
- AAS China and Inner Asia Council Research Travel Grant, $2000, AAS, 2018
- NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (NSF-DDRI) Award, $15991, 2017
- AAG Asian Geography Specialty Group Runners Up Graduate Student Paper, AAG, 2017
- Executive Committee Member, Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Jan 2018 - Present
- AAG Political Geography Specialty Group Student Board Member, May 2020 - April 2021
- Graduate Coordinator, Tibet Himalaya Initiative, CU, Aug 2016 - Sept 2017; Jan 2019 - Dec 2020
- Editorial Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Bhutan and Himalaya Research, 2019-Present