Bandita Sijapati completed her Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Her research interests include migration, transnationalism, citizenship, political psychology, research methodology, and civil conflicts. She holds a Master's degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor's from Macalester College, Minnesota.
Her most recent publications include ‘Nepali Transmigrants: An Examination of Transnational Ties Among Nepali Immigrants in the United States’, European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, 35-36, Autumn 2009-Spring 2010, ‘Public Discourse and Action to Address Madhesi Exclusion’ (forthcoming) and ‘Public Discourse and Action to Address Muslim Exclusion’ (forthcoming). She is also the co-author of A Kingdom under Siege: Nepal's Maoist Insurgency, 1996-2004 (London 2005) and has presented papers at a number of venues, including Cornell University, Columbia University, City University of New York, The New School for Social Research and CNRS.