Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Kathmandu Branch Office
SAI


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Nadine Plachta, Ph.D.

Resident Representative:

Office: +977 1 553 72 04
Mobile: +977 98 18 765 225
E-mail: plachta@sai.uni-heidelberg.de
Meetings by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

 

Ph.D.

   Doctoral Program Global Studies

   Center for Global Studies, Walter Benjamin Kolleg,
   University of Bern

   Dissertation:Himalayan Borderland Communities:
   Identity, Belonging, and Place among the Tsumpas

2018

M.A.

   Social Anthropology

   South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University

2009

B.A.

   Religious Studies

   Institute for the Science of Religion, Heidelberg University

2007

 

 

Academic Employment

 

Resident Representative

    Kathmandu Office, South Asia Institute,
    Heidelberg University

 

since 2014

Local Administration

   Kathmandu Research Unit “Documents on the History of
   Religion and Law of Premodern Nepal,”
   Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

 

since 2014

Research Associate

    Center for Buddhist Studies, Kathmandu University

 

2012

Teaching Associate

    Institute for the Science of Religion and
   Central Asian Studies, University of Bern

 

2009-2014

 

 


Selected peer-reviewed publications

 

Peer reviewed book chapters and articles

2019

In press. Plachta, Nadine. An Open Road? Imaginaries of Modernity and Mobility in Tsum. The Highlander Journal 1(1) (with Konstantin Ikonomidis).

2019

In review. Plachta, Nadine. Ruptures, 3 Years on. Narrating Territory, Sovereignty, and Disaster at the Nepal-China Border. SINHAS: Studies in Nepali History and Society, Special Issue: Nepal Geographies (expected fall 2019).

2016

Plachta, Nadine 2016. Redefining Monastic Education. The Case of Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery in the Kathmandu Valley. In Jessica Birkenholtz and Megan Sijapati (eds), Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya. New York: Routledge, pp. 129-146.

Opinion pieces

 

2018

Plachta, Nadine. Von alten und neuen Wegen in Tsum. In Titus Arnu (ed.), Tsum Gl├╝ck. Ein entlegenes Tal im Himalaya. Munich: Sieveking Verlag, pp. 17-25.

2015

Plachta, Nadine. Lapchi Relief Project.

2015

Plachta, Nadine. Rebuilding Tsum.


Service

Roadsides

   Editorial team member

   A collaborative online publishing platform on infrastructure

   in Asia

 

since 2018

SAI Help Nepal

   Co-founder, project coordinator

   Post-earthquake relief and recovery efforts in urban

   and rural areas of Nepal

 

2015-2018

Goethe Zentrum Kathmandu

   Vice President

   German language, culture, and events

 

2014-2018


Interests

 

Ethnicity and governance

Infrastructure, connectivity, and mobility

Architecture and build environment

South Asian borderlands

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