Our team

  • Arjun Kharel

    Research Coordinator

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    Arjun Kharel Arjun Kharel holds a PhD and a master’s degree in sociology from Kansas State University, USA. He also completed a master’s degree in english and a bachelor’s degree in english and political science from Tribhuvan University. More >
  • Bhimkala Limbu

    Senior Research Associate

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    Bhimkala Limbu Bhimkala Limbu holds a master’s degree in anthropology from Tribhuvan University, and a bachelor’s degree in english and sociology from Mahendra Multiple Campus, Dharan, Nepal. She is involved in research relating to migration, labour, and gender, among others. More >
  • Binod Dulal

    Research Associate

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    Binod Dulal Binod Dulal has a master’s degree in sociology from the Central Department of Sociology at Tribhuvan University, and has specialisation in gender and development studies. He also obtained his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Tribhuvan University. Binod has recently been involved in research on migration and gender-based violence. More >
  • Bipin Upadhyaya

    Statistician

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    Bipin Upadhyaya Bipin Upadhyaya completed his master’s degree in statistics from Tribhuvan University. His master’s dissertation studied the effect of major variables in the production of vegetables in Nepal by applying the Cobb-Douglas production function. More >
  • Dogendra Tumsa

    Statistician

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    Dogendra Tumsa Dogendra Tumsa (Limbu) completed his master’s degree in statistics from the Central Department of Statistics, Tribhuvan University. He has previously worked as a field supervisor, data entry operator, and enumerator on various projects carried out by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, and CARE Nepal. More >
  • Jeevan Baniya

    Assistant Director and Researcher

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    Jeevan Baniya Jeevan Baniya has an MA from GSIS Ajou University, South Korea, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo, Norway. He has been serving as a faculty member at Tribhuvan University where he teaches master's and PhD degree courses and supervises students in dissertation work. More >
  • Manju Gurung

    Senior Research Associate

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    Manju Gurung Manju Gurung holds master’s degree in sociology from Tribhuvan University, and bachelor’s degree in education from Maiya Devi Girls College, Bharatpur, Chitwan. She has conducted numerous research studies in the area of women and migration. More >
  • Rajita Dhungana

    Research Officer

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    Rajita Dhungana Rajita Dhungana has a master’s degree in development studies from Kathmandu University. Prior to working at CESLAM, she worked at a non-government organisation in programmes related to migration and emergency relief response. More >
  • Ratna Kambang

    Senior Research Associate

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    Ratna Kambang Ratna Kumari Kambang completed her master's degree in Sociology from Tribhuvan University. She has extensive research experience in a wide range of topics including labour migration, disaster, and gender. More >
  • Sadikshya Bhattarai

    Senior Research Associate

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    Sadikshya Bhattarai Sadikshya Bhattarai holds a master’s degree in forest and nature management from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She conducted comparative research on household and intra-household approach for quantifying household income in rural Chitwan in Nepal as part of her studies. More >
  • Shalini Gupta

    Research Associate

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    Shalini Gupta Shalini Gupta has a keen interest in issues of accountability in governance in Nepal. At CESLAM, she is currently engaged in research focusing on agriculture and labour migration, as well as educational migration from Nepal. She is also the Managing Editor of the Social Science Baha Newsletter (bi-monthly). More >
  • Sudeshna Thapa

    Research Officer

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    Sudeshna Thapa Sudeshna Thapa is a human rights lawyer and holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Lund University, Sweden. Her area of interest and specialisation include international migration and labour laws. She has previously worked as research assistant to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics. More >
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