Manju Gurung holds Master’s in Sociology from Tribhuvan University (TU), and a Bachelor’s in Education from Maiya Devi Girls College, Bharatpur, Chitwan. She has conducted numerous research studies in the area of women and migration. She has also administered capacity-building trainings workshops for data enumerators to enable them to conduct quantitative surveys.
Manju has extensive experience in the social sciences. She previously worked as a field researcher for the Centre for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA), a supervisor for the Central Bureau of Statistics during the 2011 National Census, a social mobiliser for Garibi Niwaran Bachat Tatha Rin Sahakari Sanstha, Chitwan, and as an ethnographic researcher in various projects. Her publications include Village profile of Talara (2014), and Migration and resilience: Experiences from Nepal’s 2015 earthquake (2015). Her main research interests are qualitative research methods and practice, and social and developmental issues.