My research examines the politics of recognition in Nepal. I am interested in understanding the ways in which identities are shaped, articulated, and negotiated by different actors against the backdrop of state-restructuring debates and to what end. In my current work, I broadly investigate the claims and grievances of various actors involved in the Madhes Andolans against the Nepali state.
Identity politics, critical toponymies, regionalism, nation-building, social movements, South Asia, Nepal.
Karki, D and Speck, S (2018). Review of White Sun (Seto Surya) by Deepak Rauniyar, Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, 38 (2).
Karki, D (2016). Incomplete Revolution. In Murthy, L & Varma, M (Eds.), Garrisoned Minds: Women and Armed Conflict in South Asia (pp. 143-158). New Delhi, India. Speaking Tiger.
GEO 199: Small Group Teaching (FS 2017)
GEO 299: Small Group Teaching (HS 2016/ HS 2017/HS 2018/ HS 2019)
GEO 728: International Organisations Geneva Excursion (FS 2019)
07.2019 Symposium on the History of Geography: Geographies of Identities and Imaginations. Dublin, Ireland.
04.2019 17th Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) Nepal Study Days. Edinburgh, Scotland.
06.2018 Young South Asia Scholars’ Meet (YSASM) on Claims-making: Discourses and practices in South Asia. Zurich, Switzerland.
09.2017 11th European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS) Doctoral Workshop Program. Naples, Italy.
Op-Ed editor, The Kathmandu Post
Researcher, Interdisciplinary Analysts
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility
Programme Associate, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment
Programme Assistant, Jagaran Nepal
M.A in Development Economics (South Asian University, India)
M.A in Rural Development (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
B.A in Development Studies (Kathmandu University, Nepal)