THE Association for nepal
and himalayan studies

Celebrating 50 Years of Scholarship and Networking

Executive Council

The Executive Council of the ASSOCIATION FOR NEPAL AND HIMALAYAN STUDIES (ANHS) is responsible for the general management of Association affairs. It will consist of a minimum of nine and maximum of fifteen chosen by the Executive Council according to the procedures and criteria outlined below. Officers, including the President, the Secretary/Treasurer, and Committee members and Chairs, shall be elected by the Council from its own membership. The Editor or Co-Editors of the HIMALAYA will serve as ex-officio Council members.

President
Judith Justice, Professor
Institute of Health and Aging | University of California, San Francisco

Treasurer
John Metz, Associate Professor
Department of History and Geography | Northern Kentucky University

Secretary
Katharine Rankin, Professor
Department of Geography and Planning | University of Toronto

Members
Mabel Denzin Gergan, Assistant Professor
Department of Asian Studies| Vanderbilt University

Ariana Maki, Associate Director
Tibet Center and Bhutan Initiative | University of Virginia

Galen Murton, Assistant Professor
School of Integrated Sciences | James Madison University

Dinesh Paudel, Associate Professor
Sustainable Development Department | Appalachian State University

Milan Shrestha, Senior Lecturer
School of Sustainability | Arizona State University

Rupak Shrestha, PhD Candidate
Department of Geography | University of Colorado Boulder

Anna Stirr, Associate Professor
Asian Studies Department | University of Hawai'i at Manoa 


Ex-Officio Members [Editors of HIMALAYA]

Jeevan Sharma, Senior Lecturer
School of Social and Political Science | The University of Edinburgh

Michael Heneise, Associate Professor
Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology | UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

ANHS COMMITTEES

Each committee will elect its own Chair and will be responsible for specific ANHS functions. Members may be appointed to the standing committees from the general membership. The Chair of each committee will be responsible: for calling meetings and/or initiating communication between members on current committee business; for communicating progress reports to the President in timely fashion; for communicating with others as required by the functions of the committee; and, for reporting to the Council and ANHS membership at their meetings.

AWARDS COMMITTEE

The James Fisher Prize for First Books on the Himalayan Region
Katharine Rankin, Chair
Rupak Shrestha

The Dor Bahadur Bista Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper 
Dinesh Paudel, Chair
Mabel Gergan
Judith Justice
Milan Shrestha

The Senior Fellowship Award


COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE
Milan Shrestha, Chair
Mabel Gergan
Ariana Maki
Rupak Shrestha
Anna Stirr

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Mabel Gergan, Chair
Judith Justice
Galen Murton
Dinesh Paudel
Katharine Rankin
Rupak Shrestha

CONSTITUTION REVIEW COMMITTEE
John Metz. Chair
Galen Murton
Katharine Rankin

KATHMANDU RESEARCH CENTER COMMITTEE
Judith Justice. Chair
John Metz
Dinesh Paudel
Katharine Rankin
Rupak Shrestha

MEMBERSHIP AND POLICY COMMITTEE
Galen Murton, Chair
Judith Justice

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