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About Me

Growing up in rural Northwest Georgia gave me itchy feet. As a first generation college student in New York City, I was restless to see more of the world, leading me to summers in the Intermontane West and a semester in Nepal. I have since made Nepal a second home. My academic and professional life is oriented around my research and ethical commitments to Nepal and the wider Himalaya. I am currently based in Northeast England and welcome opportunities to engage with others devoted to supporting rural futures in South Asia.     






Barnard College

Department of Anthropology

New York, NY



Yale University

Combined Degree Anthropology and Environment

New Haven, CT

Recognition and Grants


David M. Shneider Award, American Anthropological Association, 2020

Britain Nepal Academic Council Dissertation Prize, 2021

External Grants

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2013-2018

National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, 2016-2018

Winner Gren Foundation, 2016-2018 

Personal Development


Fulbright Student, Nepal

10 month ethnographic research 

Tamang territorialization and federal autonomous regions


The Carter Center, Nepal

Peace and Democracy Program

Identity Politics and Constitution Writing

Amy Leigh Johnson

Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

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