Mark Liechty is a cultural anthropologist with a joint appointment in History and Anthropology. He is a South Asianist whose research focuses on Nepali history and society.
His research and teaching interests include class theory and social organization, mass media, consumer culture, cultural history, social and cultural theory, tourism, youth culture, globalization, and South Asian history. Recent publications include: Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017), The Global Middle Classes: Theorizing Through Ethnography (Santa Fe: SAR Press, 2012), Out Here in Kathmandu: Modernity on the Global Periphery (Kathmandu: Martin Chautari Press, 2010), and Suitably Modern: Making Middle Class Culture in a New Consumer Society (Princeton University Press, 2003).
Liechty is currently working on a history of hydropower development in Nepal.
He also serves as co-editor of the Nepal Studies journal Studies in Nepali History and Society.
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