Dolly Kikon accepts offer from Stockholm University
Dolly Kikon has accepted a two-year postdoctoral position with Prof. Bengt G. Karlsson, Head, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University. She will be working on a Riksbankens Jubileumsfond funded project entitled: "The Indian Underbelly: Marginalisation, Migration and State Intervention in the Periphery". This project focuses on emerging forms of poverty and related processes of marginalization and migration in India, especially in the country's Northeast. Her project will focus on the prospects associated with the expansion of developmental activities by the Indian state in areas that were traditionally associated with economic backwardness and protracted political conflict.
Before coming to Stanford, Dolly obtained a MPhil in social science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2004. She has also worked as a human rights activist and a freelance researcher in the past. Her research interests include human rights, the indigenous question, property regimes, and citizenship. Her dissertation was titled "Disturbed Area Acts: Anxiety, Intimacy, and the State in Northeast India".