Jeevan Sharma received his PhD on Migration and Social Transformation from the Graduate School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh (2007). He studied Community Organization and Development at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and Social Work at St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu. Currently, he is Lecturer in South Asia and International Development and Programme Director of the MSc programme in South Asia and International Development. Prior to this, he worked as a Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor at Feinstein International Center of Tufts University (Boston) where he conducted extensive fieldwork on the Maoist insurgency as well as migration and social change in western Nepal, and taught graduate courses at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
His current areas of research include marginal areas in South Asia, armed conflict and social transformation, labor mobility, transnationalism, livelihoods adaptation, international aid policy and practice, research collaboration and governance, and socio-cultural knowledge and planning.
His recent works include chapters in the upcoming volumes Borderlands in Northern South Asia (David Gellner, ed.) and Belonging in the Himalayas (Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Gerard Toffin, David Gellner, eds.). His articles have been published in, among others, Economic and Political Weekly, Gender, Development and Technology and Contributions to Indian Sociology.
He has also served as reviewer of research applications (ESRC/AHRC) and manuscript reviewer of journal articles and book drafts.