I have recently completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Essex. My work is part of a growing area of academic scholarship, which challenges the dominant ‘human trafficking’ narratives/discourses. My doctoral research is aimed at exploring the responses to child trafficking in South Asia particularly in Nepal. This research looks at the issues of child trafficking in Nepal by taking a critical stance on the concept of trafficking, by looking at the ways national and international legislations formulate this concepts and how in turn this is made sense of in practice by various law enforces and implementation agencies, including international non-government organisations (INGOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
I have several years of professional work experience in the field of sexual reproductive health, gender, and human rights issues working with various I/NGOs in Nepal.
I currently teach Policy, Punishment and Society at the University of Essex and I am also a visiting lecturer in Criminology at the University of Roehampton.