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Kathryn March

Professor Emerita

Mcgraw Hall, Room 227
Cornell-Nepal Study Program


Research Focus

  • anthropology, gender and social change in Himalayan Asia
  • the political and economic pressures on local ethnic communities
  • the different ways in which people relate their own experiences and reflections to larger cultural and esthetic frameworks, such as those of ritual, religion and song


  • Anthropology

Graduate Fields

  • Anthropology
  • Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture
  • Asian Religions
  • Asian Studies
  • Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
  • International Development
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender studies
  • Public Affairs



Academic Articles

1999 Local Production/ Local Knowledge: Forced Labor From Below. Studies in Nepali History and Society 4(1):5-64.

1983 Weaving, Writing, and Gender. Man, New Series 18(4):729-744.


2002 If Each Come Halfway: Meeting Tamang Woman in Nepal. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (CUP).

1995 Mutual Regards: America and Nepal Seen through Each Other’s Eyes. Kathmandu: Jivan Support Press.


2003 Two Houses and the Pain of Separation in Tamang Narratives from Highland Nepal. In Songs, Stories, Lives: Gendered Dialogues and Cultural Critique. Gloria Goodwin Raheja ,ed. Pp 134-172. New Delhi: Kali for Women.

1998 Engendered Bodies, Embodied Genders. In Selves in Time and Place: Identities, Experience, and History in Nepal. Debra Skinner, Alfred Pach III, and Dorothy Holland, eds. Pp 219-236. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

1998 Hospitality Women, and the Efficacy of Beer. In Food and Gender: Identity and Power. Carole Counihan and Steven L. Kaplan. Pp. 45-80. London: Routledge.