Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought


Asian American Studies | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Race and Ethnicity | Women's Studies


Him Thapa was born in Bhutan, then lived in a refugee camp in Nepal for eighteen years before emigrating to the United States a little over five years ago with her husband and children. In this interview, Him discusses her life in Southern Asia, her reasons for emigrating to the U.S., and the problems that she encountered along the way, as well as the resources that helped her and her family assimilate in Providence, Rhode Island.