She is the first woman in Nepal to get her PhD in English Literature and now she specializes in Asian Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Dr. Sangita Rayamajhi, is a Senior Professor with more than two decades of teaching at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. She is the first woman in Nepal to get her PhD in English Literature and now she specializes in Asian Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
She was the founding faculty and Vice Provost (Pro Vice Chancellor) for International Faculty Exchanges and Programs at the Asian University for Women, Bangladesh 2009-2015. She acquired her Post Doc. “Cultural Memories as Reflected in Dramaturgy: Nepali and American Women’s Experiences” from Pomona College of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA., USA. She is the recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship and Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowship (SRF).
She has several books to her name, Can a Woman Rebel? Who is the Daughter of Nepal? All Mothers are Working Mothers (a play) and a co-authored book Women’s Roles in Asia (Women’s Roles through History), ABC CLIO, Greenwood, 2013. Her most recent book, Women and Violence around the World, (co-author and co-editor) is for the same publisher, Nov. 30, 2019. At present she teaches a course on Gender and Sexuality/South Asian Studies to MPhil students, at the Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research (IACER). She is the Director of Center for Advanced Studies in South Asia (CASSA) and South Asian Foundation for Academic Research (SAFAR).