Rashmi Sheila-Dangol

Rashmi is a PhD student interested in understanding women’s movement and resistance practices in an authoritarian regime. She has experience working in civil society organizations and research institutions in Nepal, India and Afghanistan. She has conducted research on different women’s issues including discriminations against women in South Asia, identity and representation of street gangsters, and migrants and diaspora. Her writings have appeared in various magazines, journal, edited volumes and online portals/blogs.

Education & Training

  • MA, Sociology, South Asian University (SAU), 2015
  • MA, Anthropology, Tribhuvan University (TU), 2012

Representative Publications

2018. “Celebrating Womanhood: Politics Behind the Portrayal of Women in Art,” in Silence No Longer: Activism of Ashmina, Ashmina Ranjit, ed. Kathmandu: Vajra Books.

2018. “Laxmi Prasad Devkota,” in Encyclopedia of South Asian Thinkers, Dev Pathak and Sanjeev Kumar, eds. New Delhi: Sage.

2016. “Identity and Representation of Gangsters and Gangs,” Studies in Nepali History and Society 21(1): 61–83. (Peer reviewed)

Research Interests

  • Women’s movement and resistance practices
  • Women’s rights
  • Women and popular media
  • Violence and suffering