Bandita Sijapati completed her PhD from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, New York. Her research interests include migration, transnationalism, citizenship, political psychology, research methodology, and civil conflicts. She holds a master's degree from Columbia University and a bachelor's from Macalester College, Minnesota.
Her most recent publications include ‘Learning Democracy: International Education and Political Socialization’ (with M. Hermann) in S. Brown (ed), Transnational Transfers and Global Development (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011); ‘In Pursuit of Recognition: Regionalism, Madhesi Identity and the Madhes Andolan’ in M. Lawoti and S. Hangen (eds), Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict: Identities and Mobilization after 1990 (Routledge, 2012); and ‘Being and Belonging: Mapping the Experiences of Nepali Immigrants in the United States’ in J. Pfaff-Czarnecka and G. Toffin (eds), Facing Globalisation in the Himalayas: Belonging and the Politics of the Self (Sage, forthcoming), and ‘Nepali Transmigrants: An Examination of Transnational Ties among Nepali Immigrants in the United States’, European Bulletin of Himalayan Research (Autumn 2009-Spring 2010). She has also co-authored the books: Trafficking and Forced Labour in Nepal: Review of the Literature (Kathmandu 2011) and A Kingdom under Siege: Nepal's Maoist Insurgency, 1996-2004 (London 2005); and has presented papers at a number of venues, including Cornell University, Columbia University, City University of New York, The New School for Social Research and CNRS.
Nabin Rawal has a master's degree in Anthropology from Tribhuvan University and is associated with the Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University. His research interests include pharmaceuticals and health, development and trafficking.
Amrita Limbu received her master's degree in South Asian Studies from Pondicherry University, India. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights. She worked briefly in Samudayik Sarathi Nepal, a non-government organization dedicated to promoting social and political awareness, as a Project Officer overseeing proposal writing before joining Social Science Baha in 2010. At Social Science Baha she was involved in the research project "Trafficking and Forced Labour: Literature Review and Gaps Analysis" in the capacity of a Research Associate. She has also co-authored the book Trafficking and Forced Labour in Nepal: A Review of Literature (Kathmandu, 2011).
Prakriti holds a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Economics from Brown University, Rhode Island, U.S.A. She worked as a consultant for UNDP collaborating with the Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal in developing the analytical framework for the first Annual Household Survey before joining the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility.
Roojaa Bajracharya holds a master's degree in International Development from the University of Bath, UK and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Mumbai University, India. Before going for her master's degree she had worked for Social Science Baha as an Assistant Program Manager. She has also worked for the Interdisciplinary Analysts (IDA) for Governance Baseline Study of HRGGP-III, ESP Extended Phase and RDIF-II (Phase II) as a consultant before joining the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility.
Sampreety Gurung holds a bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Women's Studies from Wesleyan College, Georgia, U.S.A. She has previously worked as the Program Manager for the South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children Regional Secretariat and as the Project Assistant for ADB/UNESCAP’s JFICT 9068 Empowering the Rural Areas through Community e-Centers under the SASEC Program in Nepal. Her research at the Centre focuses on issues pertaining to gender and migration.
Sanjay Sharma received his bachelor's degree in Social Work from Kadambari Memorial College, Kathmandu. He completed a one-year course in Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences from the Nepa School of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2010. He has also co-authored CESLAM's first Working Paper Enumerating Migration in Nepal: A Review.