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Justice, Protection, and Government of the People: A Two-Year Research and Orientation Programme on Protection and Democracy in a Post-COVID World (2021-2023)


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Justice, Protection, and Government of the People: A Two-Year Research and Orientation Programme on Protection and Democracy in a Post-COVID World (2021-2023)

Visiting Fellowship 

CRG will be hosting four distinguished Visiting Fellows from Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Afghanistan, in Kolkata with the support of the Institute for Human Sciences [IWM], Vienna. CRG Visiting Fellows invited this year are activists, human rights advocates, academicians and scholars from South and South-East Asia, working on bringing up issues relevant to justice, protection, and government of the people. The Visiting Fellowship is from 10-20 November 2022, winding up with CRG’s Seventh Annual Research and Orientation Workshop and Conference on Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants, 14-19 November 2022 in which the Visiting Fellows will be presenting their research. The brief profiles of the CRG Visiting Fellows 2022 are given below:

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Daniiarova Gulzina Mamatalievna is a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Osh State University, Kyrgyzstan. Gulzina reads lectures on migration processes in Central Asia for international relations students. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences from Osh State University. She is a researcher in the National Academy of Science of the Kyrgyz Republic. Her research currently focuses on the impact of migration policy liberalization under the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Currently she is conducting a research on problems and perspectives of labor migrants from Kyrgyzstan to Russia.

EEU: Problems and Perspectives of Labor Migrants from Kyrgyzstan to Russia




Man Bahadur Karki is a dedicated Human Rights Officer at the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal. With his core duties focused on receiving, investigating, and conciliating complaints related to allegations of human rights violations, Mr. Karki has been stationed in the remote and geographically challenging Karnali Province region, where he is actively involved in addressing day-to-day human rights-related issues at the provincial and community level. Mr. Karki holds a Master's degree in Conflict, Peace, and Development Studies from Tribhuvan University and has five years of teaching experience at Mid-Western University. He is an active member of civil society, engaging in the promotion and protection of human rights. Additionally, Mr. Karki has participated in election observation missions at the national and international levels. He has received the NOMA scholarship for academic degree studies and the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) fellowship programme at Brown University. With his extensive knowledge, experience, and dedication to promoting and protecting human rights, Mr. Karki is committed to making a positive impact in the field of human rights in Nepal.

The Human Rights Challenges of Nepali Migrant Workers in India's Informal Unskilled Sector: A Case Study of the Karnali Region, Nepal


Franz Graf holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology and teaches at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. He is Fellows Program Coordinator at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and conducted extensive fieldwork on the revitalisation of Mexican healing practices in the context of transnational appropriation and also on the entanglement of values, meanings and the environment among modern Pagans and other “earth lovers” in South West England. He has published his research in German-language and international anthologies, including Emerging Socialities and Subjectivities in Twenty-First-Century Healthcare (2017, Amsterdam University Press) and Heilung in den Religionen (2012, LIT Verlag). He is also editor of the anthology Ritualisierung—Mediatisierung—Performance (with Martin Luger and Philipp Budka, 2019, Vienna University Press).

Teaching Local Anthropology on Climate: An Example of Field Schools in the LTSER Region Neusiedler See-Seewinkel



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