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Dr. Ramesh Sunam


Dr. Ramesh Sunam is an interdisciplinary researcher and policy expert with a social science background. His research focuses on international migration (both regular and irregular), poverty, food security, and human dimensions of environmental change. Dr. Sunam has published 20+ peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals, including the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, the Journal of Peasant Studies, and the Anthropological Forum. Dr. Sunam earned Ph.D. from the Australian National University (ANU), Australia.

Research Project

JSPS Early Career (Wakate): Precarious and Positive Inclusion in Asian Transnational Labour Migration


  • Sunam, R. 2020. Transnational Labour Migration, Livelihoods and Agrarian Change in Nepal: The Remittance Village. London: Routledge.

  • Sunam, R.K. Barney, K. and McCarthy, J.F. 2021. Transnational Labour Migration and Livelihoods in Rural Asia: Patterns of Agrarian and Forest Change. Geoforum. 118: 1-13.

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