Nadine Plachta, Postdoctoral Fellow


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Global Studies, University of Bern (2018)

Other Degrees:
MA Social Anthropology, Heidelberg University
BA Religious Studies, Heidelberg University

Honours & Awards:
- Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Nordic Institute for Asian Studies (NIAS) SUPRA Nordic Scholarship

Katharine Rankin

Contact Information:

Research Interests:

  • State formation, citizenship, and belonging
  • Conflict and political mobilization
  • Territory and land use
  • Disasters and environment
  • Infrastructure development
  • Borders and borderlands
  • Regional specialization: Northern South Asia, Nepal

Selected Publications:

Special issues

Kobi, Madlen and Nadine Plachta (eds). 2020. Architecture and/as Infrastructure. Roadsides 4.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Plachta, Nadine. 2020. Narrating Disasters: The Complexities of Citizenship and Belonging in Times of Crisis. SINHAS: Studies in Nepali History and Society 25 (1): 143–173.

Kobi, Madlen and Nadine Plachta. 2020. Introduction: Architecture and Urban Infrastructure Landscapes. Roadsides 4: 1-7. DOI: 10.26034/ roadsides-202000401

Dutto, Andrea Alberto and Nadine Plachta. 2020. Cycleways: Historical Infrastructures for Sustainable Mobilities. Roadsides 4: 61-67. DOI: 10.26034/roadsides-202000408

Plachta, Nadine and Subas Tamang. 2019. Labor Geographies: Uneven Infrastructures in Nepal’s Rana Period. Roadsides 2: 25–33. DOI: 10.26034/roadsides-2019008

Book chapters

Plachta, Nadine and Galen Murton. (Forthcoming). The Tibetan Frontier: From Regional Boundaries to Disputed Borders. In Jelle Wouters and Michael Heneise (eds), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Highland Asia. London: Routledge.

Murton, Galen and Nadine Plachta. (Forthcoming). China in Nepal: On the Politics of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Development. In Joseph Chinyong Liow, Liu Hong, and Gong Xue (eds), Research Handbook on the Belt and Road Initiative. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Plachta, Nadine. 2021. Post-Disaster Economies at the Margins: Development, Profit, and Insecurities Across Nepal’s Northern Borderlands. In Michael Eilenberg and Mona Chettri (eds), Development Zones in Asian Borderlands. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 187–210.