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Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University

Tom O'Neill is an anthropologist and Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. His research in Nepal dealt with petty capitalism, child labour, and youth “living rights” as carpet weavers. He also investigated youth labour migration and the effects of the Maoist insurgency on children and youth. His current research is on youth political engagement in Nepal’s emerging democracy. He is most recent book is The Heart of Helambu: Ethnography and Entanglement in Nepal (2016, University of Toronto Press).


  • 2017–present
    Professor, Brock University
  • 2004–2017
    Associate professor, Brock University
  • 1999–2004
    Assistant Professor, Brock University