Dolly Kikon is a senior lecturer at the Anthropology and Development Studies program. Her work focuses on the political economy of extractive resources, militarization, migration, development initiatives, gender relations, food cultures, and human rights in India.
Before coming to the University of Melbourne, Dr. Kikon led an interdisciplinary research project at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University. Her work focused on the increasing trend of outmigration among upland societies in Northeast India. Prior to obtaining her doctoral degree in Anthropology from Stanford University, Dr. Kikon worked as a human rights lawyer and a community organizer in India. Focusing on land rights among tribal communities in Northeast India, her legal advocacy works extensively dealt with constitutional provisions with regard to land and resource ownership, as well as autonomy arrangements for securing ethnic rights and guarantees. Currently, she is completing a book project on fermenting food cultures among Himalayan societies that deals with questions of sustainability, food cultures, and climate change. Currently, she is also a Senior Research Advisor at the Australia India Institute in Melbourne. For details about her work, current projects, and publications, visit www.dollykikon.com
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Light Skin and Soft Skills: Training Indigenous Migrants for the Hospitality Sector in India
Dolly Kikon, Bengt Karlsson
Journal article | 2020 | Ethnos: journal of anthropology
In a recruitment centre in Dimapur, Nagaland, indigenous youth are trained for employment as service personnel in luxury hotels, r..
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