I am co-founder of the Open Insitute, where, as a faculty, I teach course on Research Epistemology and co-direct the Writing and Research Diploma Program.

My research interests include violent conflict and peace, peacebuilding, political economy of natural resources, environmental studies, and climate change and soical unrest.


Academic Background

Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University (January 2012- May 2019)

  • Dissertation: The “Local” and Peacebuilding: A Study on Community Forests Management in Myanmar’s Kachin State.
  • Committee: Dr. Susan F Hirsch (Chair), Dr. Terrence Lyons and Dr. John Dale 

MA in Conflict Resolution, University of Bradford, UK (September 2007- December 2008)

  • Thesis: Land: Environmental Sustainability and Human Security 
  • Supervisor: Dr. Jim Whitman

MA in English, Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Pokhara University (September 2002-May2005)

  • Thesis: Cultural Immensurabiilty in V.S. Naipal's In A Free State.

BA in English, Sociology and Anthropology, Tri-Chandra Multiple College (1999-2002) 


  • "Why can't we talk about conflict anymore," The Record, 16 October 2019.
  • "Thank you for your contribution!," The Record, 29 July 2019.
  • The New Federal Restructuring and Social Movements Demands: A Critical Study Community Forestry Policies and Practices in Nepal (2017). A Policy Briefing wrote for Alliance for Social Dialogue/Open Society Foundation. Identity Politics and Federalism in Nepal (2010). The International Crisis Group. 
  • Violence Against Women and Access to Justice in Nepal (2013). The Asia Foundation. 
  • The Reintegration of the Maoists Combatants: What Do We Need to Know? (2016). A book Chapter. 


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