PhD Candidate

Phurwa is a PhD candidate in Geography working with Dr. Emily Yeh. He is receiving graduate training in political ecology, critical development studies, and Indigenous geographies. His research examines intersecting questions of state-making, Indigeneity, and multispecies worldmaking; specifically, as they transpire in contestations over yartsa gunbu at the interface of inter/national conservation agendas, climate change, and Indigenous environmental governance in Dolpo, Nepal.