Arjun Kharel holds both a PhD and a Master’s in sociology from Kansas State University, USA. He also completed a Master’s in English and a Bachelor’s in English and political science from Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. For his doctoral dissertation, he explored how/whether women’s participation in international labor migration restructures the dominant discourse on female migration in Nepal, ‘Female labor migration and the restructuring of migration discourse: A study of female workers from Chitwan, Nepal’.
At CESLAM, Arjun is engaged in planning and designing research projects, specifically related to labor migration. He also teaches sociology courses at Kathmandu University, and TU affiliated colleges in Kathmandu. He has taught Introduction to sociology, social problems, social stratification, and social change and development courses to graduate and undergraduate students in Nepal and the USA. Arjun’s areas of expertise include international development, migration, and social change, and his work has been published in national and international journals.