Manoj Suji is an anthropologist and currently involved in the Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction research project with University of British Columbia, Canada, and Social Science Baha. He holds Masters in Anthropology and he has been involved in several research projects focused on post-earthquake rehabilitation and reconstruction, disaster risk reduction, heritage reconstruction, gender equality and social inclusion, Sustainable Development Goals, maternal and child health, governance of infrastructure and natural resources, foreign labour employment in collaborative projects with several universities including University of Edinburgh, University of York, Aarhus University and development partners such as the World Bank, UN Women, The Asia Foundation. He has also presented research papers in international conferences in Sweden and Nepal.
He also worked with Disaster Research Centre, University of Delaware, USA, in a research team focusing on the impact of 2015 Earthquake Nepal on health services delivery and medical decision-making and maternal and child health. He has also worked at Asian Development Bank Nepal as an intern researcher on social inclusion and rural energy (micro-hydro). He has published on humanitarian aid and role of NGOs, maternal and child health, Infant and Young Children Feeding in Emergencies (IYCFE), social inclusion, Dalit social movement.
His recent journal articles include Dalit Social Movement in Nepal: A Gender Perspective (Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 46(2): 253-281); Maternal perceptions of infant feeding and health in the context of the 2015 Nepal earthquake; Reconstructing Nepal: Post-Earthquake Experiences from Bhaktapur, Dhading and Sindhupalchowk; Trauma, Victims, Time, Changing Organizations and the Nepal 2015 Earthquake; and A Country of Minorities. He occasionally writes for the Kathmandu Post.