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Lecture Series LI

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Lecture Series LI
Ulrike Muller-Boker
The Multi-local Livelihoods of Bajhangis

5:30 pm • 23 February, 2012 (Thursday) • Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikuti Mandap

In Nepal, international labor migration to India and overseas as well as internal migration to the Nepalese lowlands are of a high socio-economic significance. However, little evidence has been generated about the potential linkages between international and internal migration. This lecture sheds light on migration practices of people moving from a village of Bajhang district to Delhi and to Terai.  The lecture shows the crucial role that social relations play in channeling internal migration to specific destinations. Finally, it examines how migration strategies adopted over generations create multi-local social networks rooted in the family’s place of origin

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Ulrike Müller-Böker
is professor of Human Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Zurich in Switzerland and head of National Centre of Competence North-South program component ‘institutions, livelihoods, conflicts’. Within the broad field of Human Geography, her research concentrates on social geography and development studies. Fields of competence include: the analysis of institutional dimensions of livelihood strategies; the impact of globalization processes; local resource-use conflicts; labor migration patterns; nature conservation; and development and participation processes focusing on South Asia, Central Asia and Switzerland.

Prof Müller-Böker’s publications include: Social networks and migration: Women’s livelihoods between Far West Nepal and Delhi (2010); Objectives of public participation: Which actors should be involved in the decision-making for river restorations? (2007); “But now men also listen to the women”: Women’s-Development Approach in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project, East Nepal (2007); Reflections on the Himalayan Landscape: An interview with Harka Gurung, a leading authority on the Himalaya (2005); and Addressing Nepalese Migrant Workers’ Needs (2005). Her latest publication is: Intergenerational linkages between internal and international migration of rural-to-urban migrants in Far West Nepal (2011).

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