Keshav Bhattarai was born and raised in Nepal. He earned his B.A in Nepal and
M.S. in England. In 2000, he received his Ph.D. degree from Indiana University
where he studied geography with an environmental focus. Prior to coming to the
United States in the mid-1990s, he worked as district forest officer for the
government of Nepal. He has published articles in Applied Geography, Journal
of Developing Areas, and International Development Planning Review.
Currently, he is an associate professor of geography at Central Missouri State