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Assistant Prof. Tina Shrestha

Tina Shrestha has a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from Cornell University. She is Assistant Professor at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS), Waseda University. Her research includes asylum legalization in North America and migration infrastructures interconnecting Southeast and East Asia. She is currently researching on the role of the Nepali state and private agencies, including language institutions and educational consultancies, facilitating migration to Japan. Her recent publication includes "Aspirational Infrastructure: Everyday brokerage and foreign-employment recruitment agencies in Nepal" (Pacific Affairs 91, 4 [2018]), and is a guest co-editor of a special issue journal “Introduction: Practices of Brokerage and the Making of Migration Infrastructures in Asia" (Pacific Affairs 91, 4 [2018] with Brenda S.A. Yeoh).