Sambriddhi Kharel received a PhD in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her
The dissertation examined "The Dialectics of Identity and Resistance among Dalits in Nepal.’ She
completed her Masters in Sociology and a Women’s Studies Certificate from the University of Louisville,
KY, USA. Her research interests lie in understanding social inequalities through intersectionality.
paradigm, i.e., the dynamic interaction of caste, class, race, ethnicity, gender, and region.
Her most recent research examined the enabling and constraining factors in translating the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Agenda from a gender equality and empowerment perspective She has also undertaken research in
collaboration with SOAS, University of London, focused on working conditions and the agency of women
construction workers in Nepal.
As a researcher at Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, her research projects included gender and
Nepal’s transition from war South Asia State of the Minorities Report 2016, Nepal Country Chapter,
Mental Health and Psycho-social Support Project Evaluation Study in Nepal, Assessment of Women at
Risk Post-Earthquake 2015 and Study on Impacts of Migration on the Forestry Sector, Forest Management
and forestry institutions in Nepal. She has represented interdisciplinary analysts as a gender and
Social Inclusion (GESI) expert for the Local Governance Perception Surveys III, IV, and V.
also taught sociology and gender courses at Pokhara University, Tribhuvan University, and Nepa School.
of social sciences and humanities in Nepal. She mostly undertakes projects related to social inequalities.
as an independent gender and social inclusion consultant. She has published in peer-reviewed