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Dr. Krishna Adhikari, Senior Research Officer

Email:krishna.adhikari@anthro.ox.ac.uk

Krishna Adhikari is affiliated to the CNSUK as a senior researcher and member. In 2007 he joined the CNSUK as a researcher and member, and between 2010 and 2011 he was its Executive Director. Currently he is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA), the University of Oxford, and the Co-Investigator on the ESRC funded research project, 'Caste, Class, and Culture: Changing Bahun and Dalit Identities in Nepal'. Since 2011 he has been a post-doctoral researcher at the ISCA and from October 2009 he was a team member and research associate researching diaspora religion. He has conducted several researches on rural and international development, focusing on Asia and Nepal, and Diaspora Nepali communities in the UK. In 2007 he obtained his doctorate from the International and Rural Development Department of the University of Reading. Previously, he worked for 12 years in Nepal at various governmental and non-governmental organisations. His research interests include: caste and ethnic relations and identity politics; education, employment, and social mobility; migration and diaspora communities; poverty and exclusion; social capital and community-based institutions; international and rural development; collective action and the governance of natural resource management.

PhD, International and Rural Development Department, University of Reading UK. (2006)

International Masters of Science in Social Work, Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2001) (With Distinction).

Masters of Business Administration, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. (1995)

Caste and ethnic relations and identity politics; education, employment, and social mobility; migration and diaspora communities; poverty and exclusion; social capital and community-based institutions; international and rural development; collective action and the governance of natural resource management.

Current research projects: 

Co-investigator ESRC funded project "Caste, Class, and Culture: Changing Bahun and Dalit Identities in Nepal" (2014-2017), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. 

Academic Concept, Advice, and Support to Bigh Lottery funded project "Ethnic Minority Social Mobility: A Case Study of Recent Migrants from Nepal" (2015-2016), Centre for Nepal Studies UK.

 

Technical/Academic Advisor. "Media Survey 2014  with Nepali Community in the UK."  Federation of Nepali Journalists< UK Chapter. (Full reporting and publication of the Survey undergoing)

 

Coordination of Scholarships:

CNSUK’s Motilal Singh Master’s Dissertation Scholarship 2016, and co-supervising the receipient Ms Shruti Shrestha at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Master's Program is Social Work. 

 

PhD Supervision:

Bhola Nath Adhikari, on Cultural Practices of Natural Resource Management: A Case Study of Buddhist Community in Hills RegionLumbini Buddhist University, Nepal

 

Advisor 

Research Committee, TU, Machhaputchhre Education Campus. 

 

Organiser (or member of organasing team ) of events 2016-2017:

Departmental seminer, Trinity Terms, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME), University of Oxford. 

BNAC's 15th Nepal Study Days, 12-13 April 2017.  Bournemouth University, Liverpool UK. 

The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya 2017. 26-28 July 2017, Kathmandu. Social Science Baha, Kathmandu

Interaction Programem on 200 Years of Nepal-Britain Relations. 16 March 2016 (Co-organised with the Embassy of Nepal and FNJ UK).  

International Conference on: CIRCUITS OF LABOUR, OBLIGATION, AND DEBT: International Labour Migrants, their Families, and the ‘Migration Industry’ in Nepal University of Oxford, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology13-14 March 2017

BNAC's 14th Nepal Study Days, 14-15 April 2016. Liverpool John Moore University, Liverpool UK. 

BNAC Bicentenary Workshop and Public Lecture on Britain-Nepal Relations, 23 March, 2016. SOAS, London. 

The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya 2016. 27-29 July 2016, Kathmandu. Social Science Baha, Kathmandu

Selected recent publications

2016  Adhikari, K.P. (with  Laksamba, C.K., and Dhakal, L.P.). Fairly Dynamic: A Case Study of Nepali Migration in Fairfax Road, Farnborough. NRN Voice, (December 2016), pp. 86-90.

2016  Adhikari, K.P. (with Gellner, D.N., Hausner. S.L, and Laksamba, C.K.)  “Shrines and Identities in Britain’s Nepali Diaspora,” Diaspora: A Journal of Transanational Studies, 19 (1 (2010)), pp. 116–146.  

2016 Adhikari, K.P. Blog. A Nepali in Victorian England- Motilal Singh: soldier, crossing sweeper, chronicler. http://migrationmuseum.org/a-nepali-in-victorian-england/ (16/11/2016).

2016 Adhikari, K.P. (With Laksamba, C.L.) Defeating the UndefeatedTha Kathmandu Post. (24 Oct 2016)

2016 Adhikari, K.P. (with Gellner D.N.). Ancestor Worship and Sacrifice: Debates over Bahun-Chhetri kul puja in Nepal. In D. N. Gellner, S.N. Hausner, and C. Letizia, eds.  Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 226-261.

2016 Adhikari, K.P.  Vidhyalayama Bhasanbaji: Anutpadak Sanskritiko Punarutpadan [Reproduction of unproductive culture through excessive lecturing at formal functions in schools]Shikshak (Centenary Issue, Srawan 2073 VS). www.teacher.org.np

2016 Adhikari, K.P. (with Gellner D.N.).  New Identity Politics and the 2012 Collapse of Nepal's Constituent Assembly: When the dominant becomes ‘otherModern Asian Studies 50(40) PP. 2009-2040.  available on CJO2016. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X15000438

2015 Adhikari, K.P.. Rural Development Policies, CBOs and their Sustainability In Nepal. In A. Adhikari and G.P. Dahal, (with K. Subedi, I. Mahat, and B. Regmi) eds. Sustainable Livelihood Systems in Nepal: Policies, Practices and Prospects. Kathmandu: IUCN and CFFN. pp: 237-263

2015 Adhikari, K.P.. 2072 Saalko Bhuinchalo, Bhogai ra Anubhuti: Paradesh ra swodesh. Nirupan [In Nepali] (Occasional Publication of Nepal Intellectual Council, Kaski). Special Issue 1 (Nov 2015).PP 134-144. (The 2015 Earthquake, experience and perception; In abroad and in Nepal.). 

2015 Adhikari, K.P. . A Non-Gurkha’s Account of Gurkha Campaigns for Equal RightsYuva Awahan. 5(5) pp 16-26.

2015  Adhikari, K.P. (23-29 June). CNSUK’s School Support Mission to Nuwakot: A Day’s Note.  Europeko Nepali Patra 9(47)pp 17.

2014 Adhikari, K.P. (with Hausner, S.L) (2014). BNAC Nepal Study Day, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford, 24-25 April 2014European Bulletin of Himalayan Research. 44:97-98

2014 Adhikari, K.P. (with Laksamba, C.K.) (2 Feb). British bigotry: The UK government should acknowledge its unfair treatment of the Gurkhas and compensate for itKathmandu Post. 

2013  Adhikari, K.P.  Genealogy of Adhikari Families Originating from Serachaur, Kaski, with Family Directory (in Process). Dhikurpokhari: Adhikari Kul Service Foundation [In Nepali]

2013  Adhikari K.P. The Multi-dimensional Religious Practices of Nepalis: A Brief Analysis. Diaspora Journalism. 1(1). [In Nepali]

2013  Adhikari K.P. (with Laksamba, C.K,  Dhakal, L.P. and Gellner, D.N.) British Gurkha Pension Policies and Ex-Gurkha Campaigns : A Review.  Reading: Centre for Nepal Studies UK

2013 Adhikari K.P. (22-28 Jan). Census Results: Demographic Confusions and Surprises. Europeko Nepali Patra Weekly. (333:16) 

2013 Adhikari K.P. (29 Jan-4 Feb). Census Results: Adjusting Estimated Nepali Population in the UK. Europeko Nepali Patra Weekly. (334:16) 

2013  Adhikari, K.P. Exaggerations and Politics of Nepali Population in the UK.  In Adhikari, T. and C. Kanel (eds) Our Services Souvenir. London: Gulmi Jilla Society UK. [in Nepali]

2013  Adhikari, K.P. The Mysterious Life of Motilal Singh as the First Nepali in England, and his Historical Publications (with Translation). Reading: Centre for Nepal Studies UK. [in Nepali]

2012. Adhikari, K. P. (Ed.) Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An OverviewReading:Centre for Nepal Studies UK

2012. Adhikari, K. P.  'Introduction' In K.P. Adhikari (ed.) Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An Overview, pp. 1-23. Reading: CNSUK.

2012. Adhikari, K. P.  'Social Organization and Integration' In K.P. Adhikari (ed.) Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An Overview,  Reading: CNSUK, pp. 24-53.

2012. Adhikari, K. P. (with Dahal, G.P. Dahal; Shrestha, R.B., & Bhandari, A.). 'Demography' In K.P. Adhikari (ed.) Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An Overview, pp. 123–50. Reading: CNSUK.

2012. Adhikari, K. P. (with Gellner, D.N). 'Conclusions: Pathways to Integration' In K.P. Adhikari (ed.) Nepalis in the United Kingdom: An Overview, pp. 123–50. Reading: CNSUK.

2012 Adhikari, K.P. (with Dahal, G.R.). South Asia Forest Tenure AssessmentEnvironment and Climate Series 2011/3. HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal.

2012 Adhikari, K.P. 2012. Entangled by Affection for the Motherland: The Nepali Community in the UK. Global Nepali (NRNA) 10(Mar–May): 9. [Nepali]

2012 Adhikari, K.P. (2012). The 10thBNAC Nepal Study Day. European Bulletin of Himalayan Research40: 104-6

2011 Adhikari, K.P. (2011). Why should we write 'NEPALI' in 2011 UK Census?Articles (www.cnsuk.org.uk)

2011 Adhikari, K.P. 2011 (Feb 2–8). ‘A Minister's Letter on Nepalis in Rushmoor: An Attempt for Genuine Help or A Recipe for Social Disharmony?’ Europeko Nepali Patra 240: 16 

2010 Adhikari, K. P. (with Goldey, P.A). Social Capital and its 'Downside': The Impact on Sustainability of Induced Community Based Organizations in NepalWorld Development, Vol. 38 (2).

2010 Adhikari, K. P. State of Integration of Nepalis is in the UK: Looking from the Prisms of Social Capital. Diaspora, Vol 3(1). NDFUK [Nepali].

2010 Adhikari, K.P. 2010. ‘Nepalese in the UK: A Glimpse’ Motherland. CAT, UK [Nepali] 

2008 Adhikari, K.P. (with Dahal, G.R.). Social Capital and Collective Action: The Case of Kalahan Forest Reserve in the Philippines. Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) Working Paper 79. Washington, DC: IFPRI.

2008 Adhikari, K.P. (with Dahal, G.R.)Trends and Impact of Forest Tenure Reforms in Asia: Cases from India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal and the Philippines. Forest and Livelihood Journal Vol. 7 (1): 19-26.

2008  Adhikari, K.P. (2008) Travel To The USA: An ExperienceOutlook Nepal (online)

2007  Adhikari, K.P. (18 September 2008).  Too Late: Too CostlyOutlook Nepal (online).

2007 Adhikari, K.P. (with Risal, R.). Securing the Future? An Exploration of Prevalence and Sustainability of Community Based Institutions in Nepal. ISTR Conference VolumeV. California: ISTR.

2007 Adhikari, K.P. (with Basnet, S.R.). Do Development Interventions Empower Rural Women? Women Empowerment through Income Generating Programmes in Nepal. Journal of Global Management Research, December 2007.

2006 Adhikari, K. P. (2006). A Research Note on Status and Challenges of Institutionalization of Community Mobilization for Development in Nepal: Mobilizing Agency’s Perspectives. Swabalamban for Liberation from Deprivation. March: 69-72. [Nepali]

2006 Adhikari, K. P. (21 Feb. 2006)  Moriarty, Maoist and the Nepal ConflictNepalnews.com (Guest Column) 

2006 Adhikari, K. P. (13 Apr. 2006).  In Support of Democracy: Lets Salute the People in the StreetUnited We Blog for Decomcracy and Peace.

2006 Adhikari, K. P. (16 Apr. 2016).  Election as the Part of Regressive Roadmap. Nepalnews.com (Guest Column).

2005 Adhikari, K. P. (12 Oct. 2016)   Empty Rhetoric of Good GovernanceNepalipost.com

2004 Adhikari, K. P. (2004). Sustainability of Community Based Organizations in Nepal: An Analysis from Agency’s Perspectives. Swabalamban for Liberation from Deprivation. December: 76-80.  [Nepali]

1999 Adhikari, K. P. (1999). Marchwar Swabalamban Program: A Historical Achievement. Swabalamban for Liberation from Deprivation. 1(1):32-38. [Nepali]

1996 Adhikari, K.P. (1995, 23 June). Serachaurka Krishakko Mehant Herna Belyatka Mantri Aaye. [British minister came to see the hardwork of farmers of Serachaur].Deurali Weekly Rural Newspaper 2(11)

 

LATEST CONFERENCE  PRESENTATION (2016-17)

2017 (With Sapkota, B.) Fiji Nepalis: Reviving connections lost for over a century, BNAC 15th NSDs, University of Bournemouth, 12-13 April 2017. 

2017  (With Laksamba, C. and Dhakal, L.P.). Navigating between two cultures: Nepali youth in the UK. BNAC 15th NSDs, University of Bournemouth, 12-13 April 2017. 

2017 (with Gellner D.N.) International Labour Migration from Nepal and Changing Caste-based Institutions and Inter-caste Relations. International Conference on: CIRCUITS OF LABOUR, OBLIGATION, AND DEBT: International Labour Migrants, their Families, and the ‘Migration Industry’ in Nepal University of Oxford, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology13-14 March 2017

2016   (With Gellner D.N.) The NRN Movement and the Question of Citizenship.  Symposium Nepal on the Move: Conflict, Migration and Stability, Kathmandu 16-17 March 2016.

2016   The First Nepali in England: Motilal Singh and PM Jang Bahadur Rana. BNAC Bicentenary Workshop on Britain-Nepal Relations, SOAS London, 23 March 2016

2016    (With Gellner D.N.). Taking Bourdieu to Nepal: Adapting Distinction to a South Asian Context. BNAC's 14th Nepal Study Days, Liverpool John Moore University, Liverpool UK, 14-15 April 2016.

2016     (With Laksamba, C.K., Dhakal, L.P.). Which direction are we going? Social Mobility of Nepali Community in the UK: A Case Study of Fairfax Road Farnborough, UK.  BNAC's 14th Nepal Study Days, Liverpool John Moore University, Liverpool UK, 14-15 April 2016.

2016     (With Gellner D.N.). Taking Bourdieu to Nepal: Adapting Distinction to a South Asian Context. British Sociological Association, Bourdieu Study Group Annual Conference 2016, University of Bristol, UK, 4-6 July 2016.

2016  (With Gellner D.N.). From Zamindars and Dacoits to Co-ops and Democratization: Marchawar since the 1970s. Dynamic Borderlands: Livelihoods, Communities and Flows 5th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network Social Science Baha Kathmandu, Nepal 12-14 December, 2016.

2016  Alturism and Selfishness. Reflection of Some Experiences on Nepal's Earthquakes Responses from Abroad and In Nepal. Nepali Anthropology: Second Annual Conference 2016 (Earthquake, Post-disaster Reconstruction and the State in Nepal.  Tribhuvan University, Centre Department of Anthropology, Kathmandu Nepal, 16-18 December 2016.

General Secretary, Britain Nepal Academic Council (2014-2018). 

Employment: Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

Member, Rural Self-reliance Development Centre (RSDC),Nepal. 

Campaigner and mobiliser: Community waste management and environmental cleanliness. See a progress report of the campain that led to the declaration of the 'first environment friendly ward' in Nepal.  Photos of declaration programme.