Photo: Dolly Kikon



My research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the following institutions:

·      Wenner Gren Foundation

·      Mellon Foundation

·      Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

·      Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation

·      Center for South Asia (Stanford University)

·      Women In Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)

·      Heinrich Böll Foundation

·      International Development Research Centre

·      Zubaan

·      International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

·      Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

·      Stanford University

·      Stockholm University

·      The University of Melbourne

·      Swedish Research Council

My current project focuses on cultures of fermentation in the Eastern Himalayas. Tracing everyday processes of preserving food in the backdrop of climate change, armed conflict and farming practices, I trace the diversity of fermenting cultures across Northeast India. In conversation with researchers working on similar themes, my ongoing work speaks to current debates about food standardization, preservation techniques, and ongoing food movements focused on sustainability, value, and the links of human-microbial relationships. With an aim to extend the conversation on fermentation and climate change in the Himalayas to a larger audience, I made a documentary to document the everyday lives and experiences of communities in the region.