Laura Spero

The World

Laura Spero is an independent producer, and founder of Jevaia International ( She has spent more than a decade in rural Nepal, where she has reported numerous radio stories and maintains a multimedia blog,, which features many — many — unreasonable accounts of her trying to help out as a subsistence farmer. Laura’s blog series Between Worlds looks at how labor migration is changing ritual mourning in Nepal, and explores the role of culture in grief and loss.