Chandi Raj Dahal

Doctoral Student

Chandi Raj Dahal is a doctoral student and graduate research assistant at the Missouri School of Journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Media Studies degree from Kathmandu University and a Master of Journalism from The University of Hong Kong. Additionally, he has earned a second master’s degree in Conflict, Peace, and Development Studies from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

As a doctoral student in journalism, Chandi Raj delves deep into understanding journalism through the lens of media sociology. His research focuses on the nature of journalism and people’s perceptions of the realities it creates in contemporary media environments that incorporate concerns and issues surrounding artificial intelligence, “networked,” and “immersive” media technologies. Specifically, he is interested in developing theories and frameworks that assist individuals in journalism practice and research to comprehend the newer phenomena in the field.

Chandi Raj began his exploration of the field of journalism initially as a practitioner. He gained valuable journalism experience by working at Sanjiwanipatra, a local daily newspaper published in Banepa, Nepal for two years during his high school years. Subsequently, he worked as a business reporter for The Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan Times, both briefly, in 2012 and 2014 respectively. In 2015, he transitioned to an academic role at Kathmandu University School of Arts, where he served as a full-time teaching faculty member and eventually securing a tenure-track position in 2019.


Dahal, C. R. (2019). Introduction to Narrative Phenomenon Model: A Framework for Mapping War Stories that Travel through Generations. Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 7. 127-148. 10.3126/bodhi.v7i0.27907.

Dahal, C. R. (2022). Design Thinking for Documentary Filmmakers: An Integrated Framework for Communicating Science Visually. In N. Parashar, N. Kapoor, & S. Mukherjee (Eds.), Packaging Science for Public Interest: A Resource book for Science Communication and Science Filmmaking (pp. 53-63). Noida, India: Vigyan Prasar.

Guest Lectures

Chandi Raj delivered guest lectures on “Journalism” for Journalism and Media Management students at Jade University, Wilhelmshaven, Germany in May, 2022. He also delivered a lecture on “Community Radios in Nepal” at the Media School Nepal Germany program at the Jade University in August, 2017.


Chandi Raj directed a documentary Daughter of GurkhasNepalese Dreams and Struggles in Hong Kong, 2014. He had also directed Samarpan, a short film participated in a competition hosted by Nepal Army, 2010.

Updated: October 6, 2023