Yale Himalaya Initiative

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Sara Shneiderman

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Asst Prof Anthropology and South Asia Studies and South Asia Studies
10 Sachem St, New Haven, CT 06511-3707

Sara Shneiderman is a socio-cultural anthropologist working in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India and China (especially the Tibetan Autonomous Region). Her research addresses the relationships between political discourse, ritual practice, cultural performance and cross-border migration in producing contemporary ethnic identities. Sara has conducted extensive ethnographic research with the Thangmi, a Himalayan community of approximately 30,000 resident in Nepal, India and China. Her work focuses on the cross-border circulation of Thangmi people and their ideas about ethnic, national, religious and political identity. She has also published several articles on Nepal’s Maoist movement and current political transformation. She is also a founding member of the Digital Himalaya Project.