Dr Uma Pradhan

Research Disciplines:
  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • Development Studies
Research Keywords:
  • Nepal, ethnicity, education, nationalism
Countries:
  • Nepal, South Asia
Research Cluster:

 

Selected Publications

 

Monograph (under contract). New Languages of Schooling: Nationalism, Minority Identity, and Education in Nepal, Cambridge University Press. 

Forthcoming, 2018       Simultaneous identities: ethnicity and nationalism in mother tongue education in Nepal. Nations and Nationalism Journal.

Forthcoming, 2018       Education ethnography: anthropological knowledge production in education, Oxford Research Encyclopaedia in Education (co-authored with Karen Valentin).

Forthcoming, 2018       From Language to Script: Constructing linguistic authority through language contact in schools in Nepal, In (Eds.) Mark Turin and Selma Sonntag, Politics of Language Contact in the Himalayas, Cambridge:      Open Book Publishers.

2017                 Constructing knowledge, contesting legitimacy: knowledge-making in mother-tongue education schools in Nepal’, Ethnography and Education 12(3): 381-394.

2018                 National education system in Nepal: between the ‘local’ and the ‘global’, In H. Letchamanan (Ed.) Education in South Asia, London: Bloomsbury Publications (part of Education Around the World Series), pp 165-183.

2016                 New languages of schooling: dynamics of ethnicity and education in Nepal, HIMALAYA, The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies 36(2): 9-21.

2006                 Pluralism and civil society partnerships: perspectives from Nepal and Uttar Pradesh’, Contemporary South Asia 15(1): 55-75. (co-authored with Indrajit Roy) 

2007                 The child-to-child approach to community and health development in South Asia. Children, Youth and Environments, 17(1): 257-268. 

2006                 ‘Sorry Kids, You are girls: gender bias in education, Combat Law, 5 (1): 80- 81. 

 

Selected Talks

 

2018                 Education ethnography: anthropological knowledge production in education, Education and Ethnography conference, University of Oxford. 18-20 Sept 

2018                 Social and political transformation in Nepal: ethnographic perspectives on state-citizen relations, Workshop co-organised with Karen Valentin (14-18 May).

2017                 Nation and nationalism in mother-tongue textbooks in Nepal, Panel: Nationalism and Education in Nepal, Himalayan Studies Conference, University of Colorado Boulder, USA (September 1-4)

2017                 ‘What is South Asia?” South Asia political thought seminar series, University of Oxford (November 20)

2017                 Becoming ‘eligible’: documents, intermediary actors, and the state in education scholarship programmes, Panel: Public Finance Dynamics in School Education in Nepal, Himalayan Studies Conference, University of Colorado Boulder, USA (September 1-4) and Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and Himalaya, Kathmandu (26-28 July).

2016                 ‘Durga Kami: caste and education in Nepal’, Caste in South Asia Conference, Oxford (July 2016)

2016                 ‘New languages of schooling’, Martin Chautari Research Centre, Nepal (4 March)

2015                 ‘Constructing knowledge, contesting legitimacy: knowledge-making in mother-tongue education schools in Nepal’, Ethnography and Education Conference, University of Oxford, UK (September 5-8).

2014                 ‘Deficit discourse in minority language education’, British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) thematic group meeting, University of Leeds, UK (July 2014).

2014                 ‘Learning the new Nepal: reconstituting educational space in multi-lingual schools in Nepal’ paper presented in British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) Conference, University of Bath, UK (September 2014).

2014                 ‘Ethnicity, equality and education in Nepal’ work in progress presented QEH DPhil Seminar Series, University of Oxford, UK (July 2014).

  • Simultaneous identities: ethnicity and nationalism in mother tongue education in Nepal

    PRADHAN, U
  • National education system in Nepal: between the ‘local’ and the ‘global’

    PRADHAN, U
    Edited by:
    Letchamanan, H
  • Contesting knowledge, constructing legitimacy: knowledge making in mother-tongue education schools in Nepal

    Pradhan, U
  • New languages of schooling: Ethnicity, education, and equality in Nepal

    Pradhan, U
  • The Child-to-Child Approach to Community and Health Development in South Asia

    PRADHAN, U
  • Pluralism and civil society partnerships: Perspectives from Nepal and Uttar Pradesh

    Pradhan, U, Roy, I
  • More
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