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Jim Fisher

John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology, Emeritus, Sociology and Anthropology

Education & Professional History

Princeton University, B.A. (Philosophy)

University of Chicago, M.A., Ph.D. (Anthropology)

Research: South Asia, Nepal, Himalayas

Highlights & Recent Activity


Himalayan Anthropology

Trans-Himalayan Traders

Trans-Himalayan Traders Transformed


Living Martyrs

At Home in the World

Globalization in Nepal: Theory and Practice (Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture, 2011)

Grants: numerous

Current research: Sherpa diaspora

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

American Anthropological Association

Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies