Ankita Shrestha

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Sociology and Human Geography
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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Harriet Holters hus 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1096 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic Interests

I am currently interested in theorisations, debates, and empirical understandings of state and power broadly situated in the disciplines of political geography, political sociology, and intellectual history. My PhD project attempts to study the concept of state and its many loci in Nepal, where political-historical established notions of state and its 'government' are challenged. My research methodology centres on the study of the concepts of state and government through an ethnography of the 'political subject'.

My academic interests have included critical development theories, postcolonial and decolonial theories, poststructural critiques of historiography, continental political and moral thought, philosophy of language, and literary criticism.


BA English Literature and History - Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV

MSc South Asia and International Development - University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science


Book Chapters

Ojha H. R., Ghate, R., Dorji L., Shrestha, A., Paudel, D., Nightingale, A., Shrestha, K., Watto, M. A., Kotru, R. (2019). Governance: Key for Environmental Sustainability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. In: Wester P, Mishra A, Mukherji A, et al. (eds) The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 545-578.


  • Nightingale, Andrea; Lenaerts, Lutgart; Shrestha, Ankita; Lama, Pema Norbu & Ohja, Hemant R. (2019). The Material Politics of Citizenship: Struggles over Resources, Authority and Belonging in the New Federal Republic of Nepal. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.  ISSN 0085-6401.  42(5), s 886-902 . doi: 10.1080/00856401.2019.1639111 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
Published Sep. 13, 2018 1:09 PM - Last modified Aug. 3, 2020 3:00 PM