Introducing Our New Blog Co-Managers!

We at the Urban Democracy Lab are thrilled to welcome aboard two talented NYU undergraduates, Abiral Chitrakar Phnuyal and Kai Bauer, who will be sharing the duties of Blog Manager this year.  Expect more content covering a greater variety of topics, deeper analysis, regular updates on our activities, and the fresh perspectives that come from young social justice activists such as these.  You can read more about Kai and Abiral below.  If you are interested in contributing to the blog in the future, please contact us at

Abiral Chitrakar Phnuyal

Originally from Nepal, I’m a third-year student of the Humanities at NYU Shanghai. Strongly interested in the different forms and strategies of participatory movements, especially in a social justice context. Academic interests include world history, philosophy, and literature. Other interests include theatre, films, and hummus.

Kai Bauer

I’m a Charleston native currently attending the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. I haven’t created a concentration yet so my interests seem to evolve daily, but I am currently interested in Western involvement in global activism, the intersection of economic and sustainable justice, and humanitarian law. I am very excited to work with UDL and to create engaging, educational content for our readers!