Manoj Suji has a master’s in anthropology. He is currently involved in the research project Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction with the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Social Science Baha. His prior research engagements were in 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, and foreign employment. These projects were in collaboration with several universities including University of Edinburgh, University of York, Aarhus University, and development partners such as the World Bank, UN Women, and The Asia Foundation. He has also presented research papers in international conferences in Sweden and Nepal.
Manoj has worked in a research team focusing on the impact of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal on health services delivery and medical decision-making and maternal and child health with Disaster Research Centre, University of Delaware, USA. He has also worked as an intern researcher on social inclusion and rural energy (micro-hydro) at the Asian Development Bank, Nepal. He has published on humanitarian aid and the role of NGOs, maternal and child health, Infant and Young Children Feeding in Emergencies (IYCFE), social inclusion, and the 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.