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I have broad research interests in applied anthropology, political and legal anthropology, transitional justice, the missing due to war and migration, activism, displacement, human rights, and violence with a focus on children and youth. My research in Nepal, funded by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, a Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, and a W.K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs, is published in peer-reviewed journal articles and academic news outlets. My book project examines transitional justice in Nepal, illuminating continued national policies of exclusion and highlighting the perceptions of Nepalis affected by conflict as children. In addition to research on transitional justice, disasters, ethnic federalism, and peace education in Nepal, I have conducted research in the United States on farmers' perceptions of state policy initiatives, media coverage of U.S. presidential candidates, predicting electoral outcomes of U.S. presidential primaries, and the impact of academic research on national policy makers. My current research examines what forms of governance are made possible by post-conflict contexts and how global articulations of nation-building intersect with conflict victims' demands for ethnic federalism in Nepal.
- Global Studies of Human Rights Practice
- Anthropology of South Asia
- Youth and Conflict
- Exploring Cross-Cultural Diversity
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- Women and Islam
- Human Rights
- Transitional Justice
- The Missing due to War and Migration
- Children/Youth and Armed Conflict
- Nepal, United States
2018 Billingsley, Krista. In preparation. Nationalism and Exclusion: Children and Transitional Justice in Nepal.
Journal, Guest Editor
2018 Billingsley, Krista, editor Special Issue: Building Collaborations through Anthropological Research on the Missing. Practicing Anthropology 40(2). http://sfaajournals.net/toc/praa/40/2
2018 Billingsley, Krista "Intersectionality as Locality: Children and
Transitional Justice in Nepal." International Journal of Transitional Justice 12(1): 64-87. https://academic.oup.com/ijtj/article/12/1/64/4731644
2018 Billingsley, Krista "Introduction to the Special Issue." Special Issue: Building Collaborations through Anthropological Research on the Missing. Practicing Anthropology 40(2): 1-8. http://sfaajournals.net/doi/abs/10.17730/0888-45184.108.40.206
2018 Billingsley, Krista "Critical Conversations about Transitional Justice in Nepal: Building Collaborations for Victim-Centric Practice." Special Issue: Building Collaborations through Anthropological Research on the Missing. Practicing Anthropology 40(2): 32-41. http://sfaajournals.net/doi/abs/10.17730/0888-45220.127.116.11?code=apan-site
Research Reports, Policy Briefs, and News Articles
2018 Billingsley, Krista. In Preparation. "Humanizing Public Policy: Developing Community-Engaged Approaches to Policy Design and Implementation" to be submitted to Scholars Strategy Network October 2018.
2018 Caela O'Connell and Billingsley, Krista "Feasibility of Water Quality Trading Research Report." University of Tennessee, May 2018.
2016 Billingsley, Krista "Conflict over Transitional Justice in Nepal." Anthropology News 57(7). https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/AN.51
2014 Billingsley, Krista "Transitional Justice in Nepal: An Anthropological Perspective." Transitional Justice Newsletter, Transitional Justice Resource Center, Kathmandu, Nepal July 2014:16-20.