Dambar Chemjong is currently a Ph.D. student in anthropology at Cornell University. His research interests include land, territoriality, indigeneity, naming and nation. He is currently conducting field research among the Limbus in Nepal. He completed his Master's degree in anthropology from Tribhuvan University (1996) and an M.Phil. in social anthropology from University of Bergen, Norway (2002). He has been teaching anthropology at the Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Tribhuvan University since 1996. He has co-authored a book entitled Issues and Experiences: Kamaiya System, Kanara Andolan and Tharus in Bardiya (2000). He frequently writes on indigeneity, nation, land ownership and the politics of indigenous peoples in Nepal.