Amar Bahadur BK

  • PhD Student - Cultural

Amar BK is a cultural anthropologist interested in social inequality (particularly caste, gender, and class), social movements, and political anthropology. His Ph.D. dissertation research examines the relationship among caste, religion, and politics in Nepal, with a specific focus on how Dalit women empower themselves and envision an equal, caste-less society through their participation in a faith-based group. His research interest integrates with his involvement in Dalit advocacy and activism. Prior to beginning his Ph.D., he worked for various NGOs and INGOs in Nepal in the areas of gender equality, social inclusion, and human rights.

Degrees and Education

MA, Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2005 )


Civil Society Scholar Awards, Open Society Foundations (2018)


Amar BK (2013) “The Stigma of the Name: The Making and Remaking of a Dalit Identity in Nepal” Baha Occasional Papers 6, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu.

Amar BK (2008) “Sanskritization and Caste Opposition: A Shift from Ritual to Politico- Economic Power” Himalayan Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 3:1-10.