Jun 21, 2013

Nagalim: Elite University Awards PhD To Naga Scholar

Dolly Kikon, a Naga scholar at Stanford University, was awarded her PhD in Anthropology. Her research focused largely on social conditions in Nagaland.

Below is an article published by The Morung Express:

Dolly Kikon, a resident of Dimapur, was awarded her PhD by the department of Anthropology at Stanford University on June 16, 2013.  Kikon had joined Stanford University when she was offered a full scholarship in September 2006. In the course of her time at the department, she was awarded the Goldsmith Research Grant on International Conflict and Negotiation (Stanford University), the Center for South Asia’s Community Service Fellowship (Stanford University), and the Graduate Research Opportunity Grant (Stanford University). In addition, her research on Northeast India also received the prestigious Wenner Gren fellowship and the Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (Stanford Humanities Center).

Kikon’s thesis, titled "Disturbed Area Acts: Anxieties and Intimacies of the State in Northeast India", was based on an extensive 2-year field research in the states of Assam and Nagaland. Following her departure from Stanford University, Kikon will be working as a post-doctoral scholar at the department of Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm for the next two years. Her family comes from Tsungiki village in Wokha district. She is the daughter of Mhalo Lotha and late Wopansao Kikon.