Amrita Pritam Gogoi

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Phone No. - 8811095121
  • Department of Political Science
  • Designation - Assistant Professor

Profile

Educational Qualifications:

  • M.A. in Political Science, Gauhati University
  • M.Phil "Women as Negotiators of Peace: Study of Five Cases", Center for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, SIS, JNU
  • Ph. D: "Ideologies, Institutions and Women Combatants in the People's War of Nepal"  from TISS, Guwahati Campus.

Teaching and research focus on war and conflict studies; women militants and combatants; feminist theory and politics; politics of memory and memorialization.

Research Experience
  • 1 year research experience in OKD Institute of Social Change and Development from 1st Sept. 2008 to 31st August 2009

Fieldwork Experiences

In Karbi Anglong District of Assam amongst members of the Karbi, Dimasa and Kuki community who survived the Karbi-Kuki clashes in October 2003 and March 2004 and Karbi-Dimasa conflict of 2005, as  a part of the project Impact of Armed Conflict on Women: A Prismatic Analysis on the Role of Women in the two districts of Karbi Anglong and Kokrajhar in Assam led by Prof. Anuradha Dutta then chair of Peace Foundation, OKD Institute of Social Change and Development, Assam.


Ethnographic field work among Maoist Women Ex-combatants who participated in the Maoist People’s War of Nepal (1996-2006) in Dang and Kathmandu Valley of Nepal in the summers of 2014, 2016 and 2019 as a part of my doctoral research titled Ideologies, Institutions and Women Combatants in the Maoist People’s War of Nepal.


In Tinsukia District of Assam in April 2017 as member of the fact finding team who reported on Armed Conflict and its Psycho-Social Impacts: Fact Finding Report and Documentation of Cases from Tinsukia and Saraideo Districts of Assam, India.

Currently working with artists based in Assam whose work engages with conflict, memory, gender, violence, body and memorialization.

M Phil Supervised

Sl. No.

Name of Student

Title 

Year of Submission

1.

Pallabi Deka

Constructing Bodies: Women and Nationalism in Post-Colonial Assam

2016

2.

Debajani Gogoi

Making of Mothers in Militarised Societies: The Case of United Liberation Front of Assam

2017

3.

Gyanashree Kotoky

The Making of Khadi by Gandhi: Understanding Mass Mobilisation in India’s Independence Movement

2018

4.

Bedika Neog

Class Question in Assam: Bishnu Prasad Rabha and his Writings

2018

5

Akhil Chandra Borah

Politicisation of Romantic Love and Propagation of Caste System in Assam

2019

6

Pinky Biswas

Identities, Ecologies and Sexual Politics of Labour: A study Among Non-brothel Sex Workers of Assam 

2021

7

Meghalee Chetia

Child Sexual Abuse in Assam: Understanding Violence, Patriarchy and Trauma

2021

8

Hriday Buragohain

Political Participation of Women Politicians in Assam

Ongoing

Ph D Supervised

Sl. No.

Name of Student

Title (working)

Year of submission

1

Gyanashree Kotoky

Political Economy of Textile Industry in Assam: Gender, Race, Caste and Class

Ongoing

2

Bedika Neog

Conflicts, Regionalism and Militarisation Around Petroleum Industry in Assam: Beyond Abundance Vs Scarcity

Ongoing

3

Pinky Biswas

State, State Making and Politics of Sexual Labour: A Study on Sex-Workers of Northeast India

Ongoing

4

Meghalee Chetia

Child Sexual Abuse in Assam: A Politico-Legal Study

Ongoing

5

Sukanya Baruah

The Transpeople of Assam: Identity, Citizenship and Subjectivity

Ongoing

 

Publications

Forthcoming Publications

The Many Bodies of the Vernacular: Negotiating Queer Identity in the Public and Virtual Domains of Assam, Kaustav Chakraborty and Anup Shekhar (eds.). Unruly Intimacies: Queer in the Vernaculars of India, Routledge Taylor and Francis.

The Poser Women Guerrillas of Nepal: Wartime photographs, memories and subjectivities, under review at the European Bulletin of Himalayan Research.

 

Published Articles and Book Chapters

Gender, Guns and Guerrillas: Narratives From Moaist People’s War of Nepal. In Nasreen Chowdhury and Paula Banerjee (eds), Gender, Identity and Migration in India (pp. 299-320), Palgrave: MacMillan, Singapore. 2022.

The long march towards Peace: Female Guerrillas from the People’s War of Nepal. In Meenal Tula and Kusumika Ghosh (eds),  Women and Peacebuilding: Perspectives from the Field. NESRC Peace Studies Series- 15, Guwahati. 2021.

Remembering, Forgetting and Taking the Step Forward: Women Guerrillas from  Maoist People’s War of Nepal, Sanghadita, 21 (3) ISSN 2319-9741 1 January 2021.

Love, Labour, Loss in Baghjan, Raiot: Challenging the Consensus. 25 June, 2020. URL https://raiot.in/love-labour-and-loss-in-baghjan/Accessed on 15th June 2021.

Class Question in the Writings of Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Journal of Politics. An annual publication of the Department of Political Science (pp. 117-130). Dibrugarh University, ISSN 2277-5617. 2020. [co-authored with Bedika Neog).

Mothering in the Time of War: Reflections from MPW of Nepal, Journal of Politics. An annual publication of the Department of Political Science (pp. 25-39). Dibrugarh University, ISSN 2277-5617. 2019.

ক্ৰান্তিৰ ক্ৰান্তি: নেপালৰ মাওবাদী মহিলা আৰু তেওঁলোকৰ লিখনি (Kranti’s Revolution: Nepal’s Maoist Women and Their Writings), http://muktosinta.org/ l8 April 2019 URL: http://muktosinta.org/nepalor-maobadi-mohilar-likhoni/?fbclid=IwAR2-OuhfBmv_wQ-fpzuSRwVWpsHys9HrdslQ4a_q6CuXcWXrWmSIbXB94ds. Accessed on 15th June 2021.

Cornered Truths of an Insurgent Society: Haanduk, Journal of Politics. An annual publication of the Department of Political Science, Dibrugarh University (pp. 53-63). ISSN 2277-5617. 2018.

Troubled Identities: women ex-combatants in post-conflict Nepal. In Åshild Kolås (eds), Women Peace and Security in Nepal: From Civil War to Post-Conflict Reconstruction (pp. 50-65). Routledge, London and New York. 2017.

Women and their Fantasy of Liberation in Maoist Memoirs of Nepal, Journal of Politics: An annual publication of the Department of Political Science Dibrugarh University (pp. 110-118). ISSN 2277-5617. 2014.

Looking at the East: Ecology, Migration, Capital and India’s Look East Policy, Journal of Politics: An annual publication of the Department of Political Science Dibrugarh University (pp. 108-126). ISSN 2277-5617. 2017.

Whose Body is it Anyways? Some Reflections on Womanhood and its Self Alienations,  Journal of Politics, Department of Political Science: An annual publication of the Department of Political Science Dibrugarh University (pp. 47-63). Dibrugarh University, Vol. XV, ISSN 2277-5617. 2013.

Courses Taken

  • Feminist Political Theory
  • Contemporary Political Thought
  • Politics of Developing Countries
Profile

Profile

Educational Qualifications:

  • M.A. in Political Science, Gauhati University
  • M.Phil "Women as Negotiators of Peace: Study of Five Cases", Center for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, SIS, JNU
  • Ph. D: "Ideologies, Institutions and Women Combatants in the People's War of Nepal"  from TISS, Guwahati Campus.

Teaching and research focus on war and conflict studies; women militants and combatants; feminist theory and politics; politics of memory and memorialization.

Research Experience
  • 1 year research experience in OKD Institute of Social Change and Development from 1st Sept. 2008 to 31st August 2009

Fieldwork Experiences

In Karbi Anglong District of Assam amongst members of the Karbi, Dimasa and Kuki community who survived the Karbi-Kuki clashes in October 2003 and March 2004 and Karbi-Dimasa conflict of 2005, as  a part of the project Impact of Armed Conflict on Women: A Prismatic Analysis on the Role of Women in the two districts of Karbi Anglong and Kokrajhar in Assam led by Prof. Anuradha Dutta then chair of Peace Foundation, OKD Institute of Social Change and Development, Assam.


Ethnographic field work among Maoist Women Ex-combatants who participated in the Maoist People’s War of Nepal (1996-2006) in Dang and Kathmandu Valley of Nepal in the summers of 2014, 2016 and 2019 as a part of my doctoral research titled Ideologies, Institutions and Women Combatants in the Maoist People’s War of Nepal.


In Tinsukia District of Assam in April 2017 as member of the fact finding team who reported on Armed Conflict and its Psycho-Social Impacts: Fact Finding Report and Documentation of Cases from Tinsukia and Saraideo Districts of Assam, India.

Currently working with artists based in Assam whose work engages with conflict, memory, gender, violence, body and memorialization.

M Phil Supervised

Sl. No.

Name of Student

Title 

Year of Submission

1.

Pallabi Deka

Constructing Bodies: Women and Nationalism in Post-Colonial Assam

2016

2.

Debajani Gogoi

Making of Mothers in Militarised Societies: The Case of United Liberation Front of Assam

2017

3.

Gyanashree Kotoky

The Making of Khadi by Gandhi: Understanding Mass Mobilisation in India’s Independence Movement

2018

4.

Bedika Neog

Class Question in Assam: Bishnu Prasad Rabha and his Writings

2018

5

Akhil Chandra Borah

Politicisation of Romantic Love and Propagation of Caste System in Assam

2019

6

Pinky Biswas

Identities, Ecologies and Sexual Politics of Labour: A study Among Non-brothel Sex Workers of Assam 

2021

7

Meghalee Chetia

Child Sexual Abuse in Assam: Understanding Violence, Patriarchy and Trauma

2021

8

Hriday Buragohain

Political Participation of Women Politicians in Assam

Ongoing

Ph D Supervised

Sl. No.

Name of Student

Title (working)

Year of submission

1

Gyanashree Kotoky

Political Economy of Textile Industry in Assam: Gender, Race, Caste and Class

Ongoing

2

Bedika Neog

Conflicts, Regionalism and Militarisation Around Petroleum Industry in Assam: Beyond Abundance Vs Scarcity

Ongoing

3

Pinky Biswas

State, State Making and Politics of Sexual Labour: A Study on Sex-Workers of Northeast India

Ongoing

4

Meghalee Chetia

Child Sexual Abuse in Assam: A Politico-Legal Study

Ongoing

5

Sukanya Baruah

The Transpeople of Assam: Identity, Citizenship and Subjectivity

Ongoing

 

Publications

Publications

 

Forthcoming Publications

The Many Bodies of the Vernacular: Negotiating Queer Identity in the Public and Virtual Domains of Assam, Kaustav Chakraborty and Anup Shekhar (eds.). Unruly Intimacies: Queer in the Vernaculars of India, Routledge Taylor and Francis.

The Poser Women Guerrillas of Nepal: Wartime photographs, memories and subjectivities, under review at the European Bulletin of Himalayan Research.

 

Published Articles and Book Chapters

Gender, Guns and Guerrillas: Narratives From Moaist People’s War of Nepal. In Nasreen Chowdhury and Paula Banerjee (eds), Gender, Identity and Migration in India (pp. 299-320), Palgrave: MacMillan, Singapore. 2022.

The long march towards Peace: Female Guerrillas from the People’s War of Nepal. In Meenal Tula and Kusumika Ghosh (eds),  Women and Peacebuilding: Perspectives from the Field. NESRC Peace Studies Series- 15, Guwahati. 2021.

Remembering, Forgetting and Taking the Step Forward: Women Guerrillas from  Maoist People’s War of Nepal, Sanghadita, 21 (3) ISSN 2319-9741 1 January 2021.

Love, Labour, Loss in Baghjan, Raiot: Challenging the Consensus. 25 June, 2020. URL https://raiot.in/love-labour-and-loss-in-baghjan/Accessed on 15th June 2021.

Class Question in the Writings of Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Journal of Politics. An annual publication of the Department of Political Science (pp. 117-130). Dibrugarh University, ISSN 2277-5617. 2020. [co-authored with Bedika Neog).

Mothering in the Time of War: Reflections from MPW of Nepal, Journal of Politics. An annual publication of the Department of Political Science (pp. 25-39). Dibrugarh University, ISSN 2277-5617. 2019.

ক্ৰান্তিৰ ক্ৰান্তি: নেপালৰ মাওবাদী মহিলা আৰু তেওঁলোকৰ লিখনি (Kranti’s Revolution: Nepal’s Maoist Women and Their Writings), http://muktosinta.org/ l8 April 2019 URL: http://muktosinta.org/nepalor-maobadi-mohilar-likhoni/?fbclid=IwAR2-OuhfBmv_wQ-fpzuSRwVWpsHys9HrdslQ4a_q6CuXcWXrWmSIbXB94ds. Accessed on 15th June 2021.

Cornered Truths of an Insurgent Society: Haanduk, Journal of Politics. An annual publication of the Department of Political Science, Dibrugarh University (pp. 53-63). ISSN 2277-5617. 2018.

Troubled Identities: women ex-combatants in post-conflict Nepal. In Åshild Kolås (eds), Women Peace and Security in Nepal: From Civil War to Post-Conflict Reconstruction (pp. 50-65). Routledge, London and New York. 2017.

Women and their Fantasy of Liberation in Maoist Memoirs of Nepal, Journal of Politics: An annual publication of the Department of Political Science Dibrugarh University (pp. 110-118). ISSN 2277-5617. 2014.

Looking at the East: Ecology, Migration, Capital and India’s Look East Policy, Journal of Politics: An annual publication of the Department of Political Science Dibrugarh University (pp. 108-126). ISSN 2277-5617. 2017.

Whose Body is it Anyways? Some Reflections on Womanhood and its Self Alienations,  Journal of Politics, Department of Political Science: An annual publication of the Department of Political Science Dibrugarh University (pp. 47-63). Dibrugarh University, Vol. XV, ISSN 2277-5617. 2013.

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