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Sambriddhi Kharel

Sambriddhi Kharel
Adjunct Professor
sambriddhi.kharel(at)nepaschool.edu.np

Sambriddhi Kharel holds a PhD. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA (2010). She did her research on "The Dialectics of Identity and Resistance among Dalits in Nepal." She completed her Masters in Sociology from University of Louisville, KY, USA.  Currently, she is a Senior Research Fellow at Nepa School.   She has worked as a gender consultant and researcher on many projects. She was a visiting lecturer at TU MPhil program, Department of Education in 2012.  She has also taught at University of Pittsburgh during 2003- 2010.  She was won many awards including Andrew Mellon Pre-doctoral fellowship for 2008-2009. Some of her publications include “The Dialectics of Identity and Resistance among Dalits in Nepal: An Example of Qualitative Research Methodology.” Special Issue: Social Sciences Methodology. Contribution to Nepalese Studies. Vol. 39:57-84. November 2012.Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS). Kirtipur. Nepal and “The Struggle for Full Citizenship for Dalits in Nepal:  Approaches and Strategies of Dalit Activists,” in Dalits of Nepal: Towards Dignity, Citizenship and Social Justice. Himal Books: Kathmandu. November 2010.

Her research interests lie in understanding social inequalities through the intersectionality paradigm i.e.,the dynamic interaction of caste, class, race, ethnicity, gender and region. This paradigm attempts to illuminate the interlocking hierarchies of identity that characterize individual experiences and the production of social life.