Scholars 2012
Last updated on 11 Sep, 2017

Mr. Seung (Sean) Yong Han
Ph.D. Student, School of Social and Family Dynamics
Arizona State University, Arizona, USA
Date: March 11-20, 2012
Seung (Sean) visited the Institute as a part of the project called "Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE),"  a collaborative research and training in social context, population processes, and environmental change, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This was his exploratory visit to become familiar with Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS) to gain insights about the interaction between people’s lives in Chitwan and environment surrounding them.

Dr. Nathalie Williams
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Date: April 10-18, 2012
Dr. Williams visited the institute to be familiar with the Chitwan area. This is her exploratory visit to learn about the data collection process for the research “Income, household diversification, and migration during contextual changes.” She plans to use this knowledge to implement this larger project to improve the design of agent-based modeling in Chitwan.

Mr. Austin Kozlowski
B.A. Sociology, Trainee at the Population Studies Center
University of Michigan, Ann Arobr, USA
Date: September 6-October 13, 2012
Austin is an undergraduate student of sociology at the University of Michigan.He is also a PIRE intern at the Institute for Social Research. Austin’s research interests are centered on the topics of economic development and social change. For his Honors Thesis in Sociology, Austin is exploring the relationship between modern farm technologies and market participation in Nepal using data from the Chitwan Valley Family Study. As part of his Honors Thesis, Austin spent five weeks performing interviews on-site in the Chitwan Valley.

Dr. Lisa Pearce
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Date: December 17, 2012-January 07, 2013
Dr. Pearce visited the institute to conduct an exploratory study on "Image of Water In Nepal." This is a photo expression and elicitation project. The purpose of this study is to provide detailed information on how water is important to people living in the Chitwan Valley. By having participants express their views of water and its uses through photography and discussion of those photos, researchers can better see the viewpoints of local residents.

Ms. Jessica Pearlman
Ph.D. Student, Department of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Ms. Pearlman visited the institute for an exploratory study on "Employment Patterns in the Chitwan Valley." She is interested to study the employment experiences of individuals living in the Chitwan Valley who work outside of agriculture of their own household. During her visit, Ms. Pearlman also co-taught the Survey Data Analysis course organized by ISER-N in collaboration with the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan, USA.

Ms. Erin Beth Reidy
Photographer, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Date: December 17, 2012-January 07, 2013
Ms. Reidy visited ISER-N with Dr. Pearce to assist on "Image of Water in Nepal" project as a photographer. She trained participants (ISER-N research staff) of the study on photographic techniques as well as interpretation of images. 

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