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Dr. Dolly Kikon

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology and Development Studies Program at the University of Melbourne. I received my PhD from the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University in 2013, and was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University from 2013-2015. Prior to that I received my Bachelors in Law (LLB) from the Faculty of Law at University of Delhi in 2001 and practised in the Supreme Court of India and the Gauhati High Court in Assam. My legal advocacy work and research continue to focus on land ownership and resource management in Northeast India, including extra constitutional regulations like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (1958).

I am a Senior Research Associate (SRA) at the Australia India Institute and host the Melbourne Researchers in Focus Conversation series. I also serve on the Council of Advisors for The India Forum.

My research focuses on resource extraction, militarisation, development, human rights, migration, gender, and political economy.

Books


Living with Oil & Coal

Resource Politics and Militarization in Northeast India

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Leaving the Land

Indigenous Migration and Affective Labour in India

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Life and Dignity

Women’s Testimonies of Sexual Violence in Dimapur (Nagaland)

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