The Wenner-Gren Institutional Development Grant supports universities across the world as they develop their doctoral programs in anthropology and related sub-fields. An IDG was awarded to Tribhuvan University in Nepal, where their Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology is working in close partnership with the Dept. of Anthropology at Cornell University. An important component of the award is that faculty and students in Nepal have the opportunity to spend a semester at Cornell. The Visiting Fellowship in fall 2011 went to Mr Uddhav Rai whose PhD dissertation topic is “Food Security and Exclusions among the Chepangs in Nepal.” On his return to Nepal, Wenner-Gren wanted to find out more of his impressions of his stay at Cornell.
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