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

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

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University (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 (2008)

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

MA in English, Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Pokhara University (2005)

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

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

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