Pasang Yangjee Sherpa

Program Director (2017-2018)


Pasang is an anthropologist from the Everest region in Nepal. She was a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the Pennsylvania State University (2013-2015), and a postdoctoral fellow at The New School (2015-2016) before joining the Nepal Studies Initiative, initially as a visiting scholar. She previously served as an executive council member of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies, and a board member of the Resources Himalaya Foundation in Kathmandu. She has a decade of field-based research experience studying human dimensions of climate change, indigeneity, and development in the Himalaya. She is the recipient of the 2014 Senior Fellowship award from ANHS.


  • Washington State University, PhD, 2012