Alisha Giri awarded NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Anthropology PhD student, Alisha Giri, has received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

This grant will support Alisha’s dissertation research project, “Success and livelihood outcomes among transnational migrant returnees in Nepal.” This project studies the ways in which Nepalis returning from international labor migration reintegrate into their communities, sometimes after significant periods of time working abroad and sending remittances back to Nepal. The project was designed in response to local community interest during Alisha’s preliminary research visit. Ultimately, the project will generate new insights into anthropological theories at the intersection of culture, migration, and network studies.

Congratulations, Alisha!