Uma Pradhan is a Lecturer at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society. Uma’s research explores cultural and material dimensions of education, through ethnographic research in Nepal and South Asia. Prior to joining UCL, Uma was Departmental Lecturer in South Asian Studies at the University of Oxford, where she held Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship from 2018 till 2021.
She is a co-convenor of Education.SouthAsia Network, an interdisciplinary network of researchers and practitioners working on/in South Asia. Education.SouthAsia organises i) annual themed conference, ii) monthly research seminar series, and iii) blog series called ThinkPiece.
Uma co-hosts a podcast series – Nepal Conversations, which is available on YouTube, Spotify, and Soundcloud. She is also committed to public engagement through other multi-media projects such as documentary and photo essays.
At UCL, She is part of Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) and Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World.