Suman Pant, PhD

Suman received her doctorate in public policy from Oregon State University, where she has taught undergraduate political science courses and graduate level research methods. Her dissertation examined Nepal’s community forestry to understand how historical institutions and social construction impacts the effectiveness of devolved governance and collective action. Her research and work intersect development, resource management, and gender issues in Nepal. She has also worked with various nongovernment organizations that work for Nepal’s disadvantaged children and women. She has widely traveled in Nepal as a researcher and field practitioner.


  • PhD, Oregon State University
Suman Pant, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

NEPAL: Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya

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