Dr. Sambriddhi Kharel holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh (USA). She conducted her research on the Dialectics of Identity and Resistance among Dalits in Nepal and completed her Master's in Sociology from the University of Louisville (USA). Currently, she is an adjunct professor and a senior research fellow at Nepā School of Social Science and Humanities.
Dr. Kharel has worked as a gender consultant and researcher on many projects, and was a visiting lecturer for the TU M.Phil. program, Department of Education in 2012. She also taught at the University of Pittsburgh from 2003 to 2010. Her research interests include social inequalities and the interaction of caste, class, race, ethnicity, gender and religion. Dr. Kharel is also interested in the gender dimension of crisis management: how gender relations position women and men differently before, during and after crisis periods, and how to identify and evaluate strategies used by women and men to survive and to respond to crisis.