04 Apr 2019

Geographies of Nepal and the Himalaya

Double panel organized for the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.

Galen Murton


Geographers of Nepal and the Himalaya have been convening informally at AAG over the past two years to discuss common points of interest across different geographic subfields (physical geography, human geography, human-environment, GIS). The related themes of sustainability, disaster and infrastructure have emerged as both shared research interests for geographers of Nepal and the Himalaya, as well as key questions of global concern that can benefit from Himalayan perspectives.

The Nepal and Himalayan Geographies group invites proposals for short papers that stake out research directions and critical questions in Nepal and Himalayan geography at the interface of sustainability, disaster and infrastructure. Papers should clarify how critical conversations on Himalayan worlds can furnish insights on these key themes that will be of interest to wider communities of geographic scholarship.


  • Parveen Chhetri, California State University
  • Rajesh Bista and Conghe Song, University of North Carolina
  • Dhananjaya Katju, Texas A&M University
  • Rajiv Ghimire and Netra Chhetri, Arizona State University
  • Milan Shrestha, Arizona State University and Alton Byers, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Dikshya Devkota, Gorkha Foundation Nepal
  • Robert Beazley, Cornell University
  • Keshav Bhattarai, Mahmmud Yousef, and Sunil Lama, University of Central Missouri
  • Sabin Ninglekhu and Patrick Daly, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Pia Hollenbach, University of Zurich
  • Krishna K. Shrestha, University of New South Wales

Organizer and Chair

Galen Murton, LMU Munich and James Madison University

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