Ankita Shrestha


Host Institute


University of Oslo

Ankita Shrestha Topic Climate change adaptation programmes and political violence in Nepal.



Andrea Nightingale, Karen O’Brien 

Secondment 1 Institute of Development Studies



Lyla Mehta, Lars Otto Naess

Secondment 2 University of Vermont



Ingrid Nelson




Ankita Shrestha has an undergraduate degree in English Literature and History from Paris-Sorbonne University and a postgraduate degree in South Asia and International Development from the University of Edinburgh.

She is interested in the study of power relations that influence and determine natural resource governance and state formation. Her PhD research project will look closely into the role of political subjectivities in shaping decisions on who governs whom. She will examine how power struggles produced in the discursive field of climate change adaptation programmes legitimize certain knowledge and practices while delegitimizing others, and how the consequences of struggles thus produced ultimately determine priorities for coping with climate change in Nepal.