What does Nepal’s future look like? Join us for this informative presentation on Nepal.
A talk by UBC Professor Sara Shneiderman
Date: March 25, 2015
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm – talk at 7:00 pm
Location: Tsengdok Monastery, 1502 Angus Drive, Vancouver
Cost: By Donation (proceeds to the READI Nepal Education Project in Humla)
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In this talk, anthropologist Sara Shneiderman will share her research on Nepal’s political transformation. From the Maoist-state civil conflict that ended in 2006, through two elections, several ethnic and regional identity-based movements, to an ongoing constitution-drafting process, Nepal has experienced dramatic upheaval and change over the last several decades. Illustrated with recent photographs from her visits to rural and urban areas of the country, Professor Shneiderman will highlight the key issues under debate in the state restructuring process, and consider how they affect the daily life and aspirations of Nepali citizens.
Professor Shneiderman is a socio-cultural anthropologist working in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, and China’s Tibetan Autonomous Region. Her research explores the relationships between political discourse, ritual action, and cross-border mobility in producing ethnic identities and shaping social transformation. Current research projects include an ethnography of “post-conflict” state restructuring in Nepal, and an exploration of trans-Himalayan citizenship across the historical and contemporary borders of India, China, and Nepal.