Project Description

Kristen Zipperer

Portrait of Kristin Zipperer

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2023-24

Kristen Zipperer is a filmmaker and PhD candidate in Anthropology, with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice. Her research focuses democracy, borderlands, and political change in Nepal. Prior to her time at Harvard, Kristen worked, among other things, as an editor for the magazines Himal Southasian and Tanqeed. She has a double B.A. in International Studies and South Asian Studies from the University of Washington.

FSC Works

Film still from Birgunj


Kristen Zipperer

This film is an impressionistic portrait of everyday life in Birgunj, a border city in southern Nepal, as it navigates cultural and political change. Intimate, interior scenes are intermixed with exterior shots of the urban environment to offer an ineffable experience of a place that is often stereotyped and misunderstood.