Sociology Graduate Fulbright Winner: Kamryn Warren

USEF Nepal 2015-2016 Fulbright Student Research Grantees

USEF Nepal 2015-2016 Fulbright Student Research Grantees
[Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Jai Raj Awasthi, Samantha Day, Ashley Hagaman, Nicole Ide, Benjamin Linder, Devon McMahon, Kamryn Warren, Tristram Perry U.S Cultural Affairs Officer, and Dr. Laurie Vasily Executive Director USEF Nepal]
Graduate Student Kamryn Warren has been awarded a Fulbright dissertation grant to conduct her research in Nepal on the Llohtschampa refugees—Bhutanese of Nepali origin–Nepal. Kamryn also
received the Human Rights Institute’s Graduate Research Fellowship for 2015-16. Additionally, before leaving for Nepal, Kamryn was invited to attend the UCLA NEH Summer Seminar “The Cross-Border
Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, and their Homelands”
with full funding!

Below is a short passage about her journey thus far:


I’m happy to report that I am alive and well in Nepal and settling in to my year of data collection while on my Fulbright research grant.  It will no doubt be a change of pace to not be hanging in Manchester Hall with everyone but I look forward to catching up with you all upon my return.  As for now, I am working in the Kathmandu valley and will soon be moving to my primary field site in eastern Nepal near the refugee camp I will be working in.  I am joined in Nepal by a group of five other Fulbright researchers where I am the sole representative of Sociology in the cohort so I am working hard to keep the good name for us Sociologists out here in the field. I would like to thank all of the faculty, staff, and other grads who have extended encouragement and support in my process of getting here.  I wish you all a good year and hope to hear from some of you soon and, of course feel free to email or keep in touch.


Congratulations, Kamryn! We wish you the very best on your travels and look forward to seeing you in 2016.