Associate Professor, Director
Areas of interest: Heritage Discourse and Practices, Heritage Pedagogy, Cultural Heritage Conservation – living heritage approach, participatory processes in heritage conservation and management, issues on authenticity, contextual heritage management
Neel Kamal Chapagain has been leading the academics of the Masters programme at CHM. Prior to joining CHM, he taught at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (USA) as full time faculty, and at UW-Milwaukee as Doctoral Teaching Assistant. His professional journey spans Nepal, Bhutan, India and USA. He has co-edited a book titled ‘Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects’ (Routledge 2013: London & New York), and has been coordinating an annual book series from Nepal titled ‘Reflections on built environment and associated practices’ of which the first volume is recently published, and second volume is in progress. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Heritage Management, and is also a member of the international scientific committee as well as co-chair for the theme ‘education’ in the upcoming World Archaeological Congress 2016. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA), where his dissertation focused on ‘rethinking cultural heritage conservation’. Prior to his Ph.D, he studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA), ICCROM in Italy, and Tribhuvan University, Nepal.