MA, M.Phil, Ph.D. (NEHU)
Specialization: Cultural Anthropology (Ethnicity, Development, Anthropology of Women and Gender issues)
2010-till date: Professor
2002-2009: Reader/ Associate Professor
1993-2001: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
Anthropological Theory, Field techniques in Anthropological Research, Methodology for Anthropological Research, Theories of Culture Change and Modernization, Language, Culture and Society, Anthropology in India, Methods in Anthropological studies, Anthropology of Development ,Anthropology of North East India, Advance Anthropological Theory, Culture, Health & Medicine, Anthropology of Gender, Social & Cultural Anthropology ,Development Anthropology, Material culture and Museum, Recent Developments in Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Students Mentoring (Ph.D)-12 nos.
||Ms. Khachungla Tangvah
||Rice Culture and Gender Roles among the Tangkhuls of Ukhrul District, Manipur. June 2018
||Ms. Longshibeni N. Kithan
||Water and Culture among the Lotha Nagas. March 2018
||Mr. Robert Angkang Shimray
||Tobacco Consumption among the Tangkhul Youths of Ukhrul District: An Anthropological Study. March, 2017
||Ms. Teresa L. Khawzawl
||Women Role in Decision Making at Household Level: A
Study of Hmars in Dima Hasao District, Assam. March, 2017
||Ms. Naromongla Jamir
||Participation of Naga Women in Electoral Politics: A Case
Study of Kohima Town- May, 2013
||Ms. Shangpam Kashung
||Impact of Christianity on the Tangkhuls of Ukhrul Town February, 2013
||Ms. R. V. Khanchuila
||Gender Relations among the Tangkhuls of Manipur: An Anthropological Study- September 2011
||Mr. Immanuel Zarzosang Varte
||Impact of Development on the Hmars of Tipaimukh in Churachandpur District, Manipur- May 2011
||The longkhum Village in Mokokchung District of
Nagaland: An Anthropological Study, October, 2007
||Ms. Kezhaleno Khatso
||Khasi Women and Electoral politics: A Study of the Greater Shillong Areas, September, 2005
||Ms. Zhanuo Thakro
||Culture Change among the Angami Naga, November, 2003
||Ms. Adino Vitso
||Customary law and Women among the Chakhesang Naga: A Case study of Khezhakenoma Village, March, 2002
- Warden of Sensiar and Balgito hostel (1996-2002)
- Member - Board of Post Graduate Studies for departments of Anthropology (1998-2001), (2001-04), (2004-07), (2007-2010) (2013-) Human and Environmental Sciences (2004-07), (2009-2012-), English (2001-04), (2004-07) (2014-17), History (2001-04), (2004-07) (2008-11) (2012-15), Khasi (2001-04), Mizo (2001-04) (Mizoram Campus), Sociology (2001-04) (2013-16), Agriculture & Rural Development (2003-06), (2006-09), (Tura Campus), School of Social Sciences (2002-05) (2015-17), Research Studies (2003-05) (2014-2016-), linguistic, Journalism & Mass Communication (2017-2020), North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
- Member, Expert Committee in the area of Anthropology of Research Funding Council- Major and Minor Research Project, UGC (2008-2009)
- Member, Board of Under-Graduate Studies for department of Anthropology, NEHU, Nagaland University, Kohima (2002-05).
- Member, NEHU representative to the Governing Body of Morning Star College, Shillong. (2005-08).
- Member, Guest House Committee, NEHU (2006-08)
- Member, NEHU representative to the Governing Body of North-East Adventist College, Shillong (2011-13).
Life member of Professional bodies:
- Society of Indian Medical Anthropology.
- Indian National Confederacy of Anthropologists (INCA)
- Indian Anthropologist
- Khezhakeno-the Legendary Naga Village. Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur, Nagaland, 2009.
- Research Priorities in North-East India (with special reference to Manipur). Regency Publications, New Delhi, 2001.
- Women in Naga Society. Regency Publications, New Delhi, December, 1998.
- Ethnicity in Manipur: Issues, Experiences and Perspectives. Regency Publications, New Delhi, 1998.
B. Book Chapters & Papers:
- Nehru and the Indian Women Today. In C.D. Tripathy and B. Dutta Ray (eds), Jawaharlal Nehru and the Disadvantaged. NEICSSR, Shillong, 1992.
- Status and Role of Women (a case study of Tangkhul Women. In S.K. Chatterji (ed), Society and Culture in North East India: A Christian perspective, ISPCK, Delhi, 1996.
- Women’s Movement in Manipur: Some Observation. In M.K. Karna (ed), Social Movement in North East India. Indus Publications, Delhi, 1998.
- Reliving my first Research experience. In T.B. Subba (ed), Wonder that is Culture. Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 1999.
- Status of Tribal Women in the North East. In T.B. Subba (ed), Anthropology of the North East India. Longman and Orient Publications, New Delhi, 2003.
- Gender Issues in the Tribal Society of North-East India: Some Observations. Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology. Dibrugarh University, Assam, 2006, 34: 99-106.
- Ethnic Tension and Conflicts: North Eastern Experience. In Walter Fernandes (ed), Search for Peace with Justice: Issues Around Conflict in Northeast India. North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati, 2008.
- Changing Khezha Culture, Christianity and Women: Some Observations. In T.B. Subba, Joseph Puthenpurakal and Shaji Joseph Puykunnel (eds), Christianity and Change in Northeast India. Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2009.
- Remembered Naga Heroes/Heroines of the Legendary Khezhakeno Village of Nagaland. In Temsula Ao, Indian Folklife: From Antiquity to Modern Naga Folklore, A Quarterly Newsletter from National Folklore Support Centre, Serial No. 33, July 2009, pp, 14-17, ISSN 0972-6470.
- Gender Justice in the Northeast India: An Anthropological Perspective. In Oriens Journal: Gender sensitivity and Justice-An Intercultural Approach, Vol.4/2013.
- Rural Naga Women as Natural Resource Managers: Issues and Challenges. In M.K. Raha (ed), North East India-The Human Landscape. Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2014.
- Ethnicity in Nagaland. In S. Sengupta (ed), Ethnicity in North East India. Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi, 2014.
- Gender in the Hmar Society: An Anthropological Perspective. In S.T. Ngaihte & L.T.S. Guite (eds), Democratization Process in North-East India: some issues andChallenges. Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi, 2014.
- Why do Naga Men always win? In Anthropology Today, North East Institute for Research In Anthropology (NEIRA) Journal: 1(1): 182-188. 2015.
- Festival: A celebration of life to a politics of heritage – The Naga case-a reflection. Anthropology Today, 1 (2): 103-25. 2016
- The Construction of Gender in the North-East: An Anthropological Critique. In R. Khongsdier and S. Sengupta (Eds.), People of North East India: Bio-Cultural Dimensions. Delhi: Kalpaz Publications, 31-44, 2016.
- Unraveling Native Patrilineality-The Zomi Experience. In S.K Singh et al. (eds.), Linguistic Ecology-Mizoram. Guwahati: EBH Publications, 147-152. 2017
- What do the Gender Ideologies in Khasi and Naga Societies Reveal? In M. Pereira et al. (eds), Gender Implications of Tribal Customary Law. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 33-39. 2017
- An Interface of Gender and Ethnicity in Northeast India: An Exploration. In S. Sengupta (ed), Anthropology in North East India. Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi. 2018.
Training (Capacity Building Of Women Managers)
- UGC-NEHU Capacity Building Workshop of Women Managers in Higher Education: Management Skills Enhancement Modules (1 & 2) workshop organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU, Shillong, 19-24th November, 2012.
- 2nd UGC North East Regional Training of Trainers Workshop on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education organized by Women’s Studies Research Centre, Guwahati University, Assam, 30th to 4thApril, 2008.
- UGC-NEHU Capacity Building Sensitization / Awareness/Motivation Workshop of Women Managers in Higher Education organized by the Department of Anthropology and Khasi, NEHU, Shillong, 24-29th September, 2007.
Workshop coordinator: Training for Capacity Building of Women Managers
- UGC- Capacity Building Sensitization / Awareness/Motivation Workshop of Women Managers in Higher Education at St Edmunds’ college, Shillong, 3th to 7th March, 2009.
- UGC- Capacity Building Sensitization / Awareness/Motivation Workshop of Women Managers in Higher Education at NEHU, Shillong, 11th – 15th June, 2013.
- The Tangkhul Women Today: Seminar on the Status of Women in Naga Society organized by the Naga Students’ Union, Shillong sponsored by ICSSR-NERC, 23rd November, 1988.
- Status of Women in Tribal Societies of Nagaland (Regional Seminar Report): Social Scientists’ Meet, 1989 on the Status of Women in the North Eastern Societies, organized by the Department of Anthropology, Guwahati University, sponsored by ICSSR-NERC 23rd-25th February, 1989, Shillong.
- Modernising Societies and Intellectuals (Experiences and some Questions): Seminar on National Building Development and Communication, organized by NEHU, Shillong, sponsored by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, 4th-8th September, 1989.
- Nehru, Women in Indian Society and Now: Seminar on Jawaharlal Nehru and the Disadvantaged. A Birth Centenary Tribute sponsored by the Department of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of Meghalaya, Shillong 25th-26th September, 1989.
- Approaches to Prevention and Management of Crimes against Women (case experience of Manipur): Seminar on Crimes against Women in North Eastern Region. National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, North Eastern Regional Centre, Beltola, Guwahati, 24th-26th October, 1989.
- Status and Role of Women (a case study of Tangkhul Women): Tribal Societies of North East India- A Chistian perspective, seminar organized by the Shillong Chapter of CISRS, Shillong, 20th-22nd February, 1992.
- Tribal Women-Some Observation: National Seminar on Nation Building, Development Process and Communication-in search of Indian Renaissance at New Delhi, organized by Nation Building, Development Process and Communication-in search of Indian Renaissance, 7th-9th March, 1992.
- Women in North East India and Development: national Seminar on Tribal Women and Development, Organized by the Assam Institute of Research for Tribal and Scheduled Caste, Guwahati, 4th-6th April, 1992.
- Women’s Movement in Manipur-Some Observation: National Seminar on Social Movements in North East India, organized by North East Indian Council for Social Science Research, Shillong, 14th August, 1994.
- Women and Education- Some Observation: Seminar on Women and Naga Society at Khezhakeno organized by the Khezhakeno Students’ Union, 27th-29th December, 1995.
- Role of Youths in the Naga Society: Seminar on Youth and Naga Society organized by the Christian Youth Endeavor, Khezhakeno, 1st January, 1996.
- Prospects and Problems of Border Trade in North East India: Some Observations on Women’s Role: National Seminar on Border Trade in North East India-Perspectives, Issues and Problems, organized by North East India Council for Social Science Research, shilling, 14th-15th December, 1998.
- Status of Tribal Women in North East India: National Seminar on Anthropology and Allied Disciplines in North East India, organized by the Department of Anthropology, NEHU, Shillong and Anthropological Survey of India, 26th-27th March, 1999.
- Research priorities of Anthropology in Nagaland: Seminar on Research Priorities in Nagaland, organized by the ICSSR, Shillong and Department of Anthropology, NEHU, Shillong, 27th-28th August, 2000.
- Tribal Women in North East and Protective Discrimination: National Seminar on Protective Discrimination, organized by the Deptt. of Anthropology, NEHU, Shillong, 20th-22nd September, 2000.
- Verrier Elwin and the Nagas-Some Observations. Edwin Centenary Seminar, NEHU, Shillong, 29th-31st August, 2002.
- Relevance of Anthropology Today, Silver Jubilee Seminar of Anthropology Department NEHU, Shillong, 25th August, 2005.
- Changing Khezha Culture: Seminar on Cultural Change among the Tribes of Northeast India, organized by the Department of Anthropology, NEHU, Shillong, 26th & 28th October, 2006.
- Naga Myth of Origin of Khezhakeno: Some Observations: Seminar on Youth in the 21st Century, organized by the Khezhakeno Students Union, Nagaland, Khezhakeno, 10th January, 2007.
- Relevant methodologies and tools of Research: Expert Group meeting for the PAC Programme (25.79) on “A Study and Development of Material on Morung System” organized by NERIE (NCERT), Shillong, 30th-31st July, 2007.
- Anthropology, Gender and the Naga Society: An Appraisal, North East Regional Seminar of IAWS on “Feminist Scholarship in North East India: Retrieving and Reconstructing the Women” Organized by Department of History and Political Science NEHU, Shillong, 15-16th October, 2007.
- Origin Myth of the Nagas- An Analysis: National seminar on Religion and Society in Pre-colonial North East India under the UGC-SAP-DSA, Deptt. of History, NEHU, Shillong, 19th-21st March, 2008.
- Women as Traditional Knowledge keepers-Cultural values, norms and customs among the Nagas-some observations: Regional seminar on Role of Women in the Conservation of Culture, organized by North East Zone Culture, Govt. of India and women study centre, Nagaland University, 8th-9th April, 2008.
- Sacred/Undisturbed forests of Nagaland-An Appraisal: Seminar on “Nature, Culture and the Tribes of North East India” organized by the Department of Sociology NEHU, Shillong, 2nd of September, 2008.
- Undisturbed Forests (bo kiinyii wo) of Nagaland: Workshop on ‘Community Forests of North East India: Status and Strategies for Conservation’ organized by the Regional centre, National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board, NEHU, Shillong, 10th December, 2009.
- Managing Social (personal) and Professional Roles: National training programmes on ‘Empowerment of Women Executives through Self-awareness’ organized by the Regional Head Quarter of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Shillong, 7th -9th April, 2010.
- Women’s Studies Perspectives: Workshop on ‘Gender Perspectives in Women Studies’ organized by Women’s Studies Centre, St. Edmund’s College, Shillong, 22nd May, 2010.
- Women’s Studies Perspectives-conceptual Issues: ‘UGC-Sankardev College- Capacity Building Sensitization/Awareness/Motivation Workshop of Women Managers in Higher Education’ organized by Sankardev College, Shillong, 7th-11th, March, 2011.
- Sacred Forest: A cultural symbol of Tribal identity/Politics and the Interpretation of Meaning: National seminar on ‘Development and Ecology: Issues and Perspectives’ organized by the Department of Sociology NEHU, Shillong, 21-22 March, 2011.
- Career, Home and Family? Can she do it all?: National Workshop on ‘Women in Scientific Research- Examining the Challenges and Identifying their Needs’ organized by Department of Anthropology NEHU, Shillong, 21st-22nd October, 2011.
- Rural Naga Women as Natural Resource Managers – some Issues and challenges: International seminar on’ Natural resources and Rural Livelihoods among Tribes in Hilly Areas’ organized by Department of Geography NEHU, Climate Change Adaptation(CCA_NER)-GIZ and Greater Himalaya Bio-Cultural Society(GHBBS)Shillong, 22st-24nd March, 2012.
- Uniqueness of the Naga and its contemporary relevance—a gender perspective: National seminar on” Uniqueness of the Naga and its relevance in the present context” organized by the Naga Elders Forum, Shillong, 16th June, 2012.
- Women Managers in Higher Education-indentifying barriers: ‘UGC-NU Capacity Building Sensitization/Awareness/Motivation Workshop of Women Managers in Higher Education’ organized by Nagaland University, Kohima Campus, Meriema, 16th- 20th July, 2012.
- Gender in the Zomi Society: An anthropological perspective: National seminar on ‘Democratization Process and the Zomis ‘ICSSR sponsored and organized by Siamsinpawipi Jt Hqrs, Shillong, 19th - 20th March, 2013.
- Experiencing Gender at the Cross Roads of Ethnicity: UGC-SAP National Seminar on Socio- Political Dynamics in the Northeast India Organised by Deptt. of Political Science, NEHU, Shillong, Sponsored by NEHU and ICSSR-NERC, Shillong ,25-26th March, 2013.
- Folk Beliefs (Superstitious beliefs) amongst the Naga of Khezhakeno- the Legendary Naga Village: Regional Seminar on Superstition in the Tribal Cultures of the Northeast: a Study of Myth and Reality Organized by the Department of Arts & Culture, Government of Meghalaya, Shillong, 3rd -4th May, 2013.
- Naga Diaspora-Rethinking conceptual and Methodological Issues. In the National Seminar on Diaspora and Folklore: Exploring the changing Dimensions of Folklore in Tribal Diaspora Organized by Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. 27th-28th March, 2014.She also chaired a technical session.
- Customary Laws-Why do Naga men always win?-some theoretical observation In the National Seminar on Gender Implications of Tribal Customary Law Organized by North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati in collaboration with Cotton College State University and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati, 20-21 March, 2015. She also chaired a technical session.
- Constructing the Naga Identity and Ethnicity, National seminar on Interpreting tribal literature multidisciplinary approach’ organized by the Department of Khasi, NEHU, in collaboration with Tribal Literary forum of India and The Society for Khasi studies, Shillong, 18-19, February, 2016.
- Presented a paper entitled “Naga Women as Resource Managers: Is Revival of Tradition always the Best Option?”at theNational Seminar on Environment and Society: The Context of North-East India organized by the Department of Sociology NEHU, Shillong (14th and 15th March, 2016).
- Presented a paper entitled “Understanding Gender Ideology in Naga Society: An Anthropological Critique” at the National Seminar on Gender and Folklore in Northeast India: Beliefs and Practices organized by the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (30th and 31st March, 2016).