Department of Sociology (AWARDED UGC-SAP DRS-I, 2016)

Tezpur University


Area of Interest

Body, Gender, and Sexuality; Masculinity Studies; Identity and Exclusion; Public Health


Ph. D. Sociology (2008) M. Phil. Sociology (2003) M. A. Sociology (2001) University of Kerala

B.Sc. Zoology (1999) Farook College (Autonomous), Calicut University

Courses Taught


  • Research Methodology 
  • Social Stratification 
  • Body, Gender, and Sexuality 
  • Identity and Violence 
  • Social Statistics 
  • Environmental Sociology 
  • Social Movements in India 
  • Environment and Society



  • Philosophy of Social Research 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Masculinity Studies


Recent Publications

Sumesh S. S & Nitish Gogoi (2021). A journey beyond colonial history: coolies in the making of an ‘adivasi identity’ in Assam. Labor History, Routledge. 62(2), 134-147,

Himasnata Dutta Sarkar & Sumesh S.S. (2021). Politics of Ethnic Identity Accommodation in Assam: Rabha Andolan. Sameeksha: The Sociology Journal, 4 (1). 89-104. 

Sumesh S. S. & Nitish Gogoi (2021). Collecting the ‘Thick Descriptions’: A Pandemic Ethnography of the Lived Experiences of Covid-19 Induced Stigma and Social Discrimination in India. Journal of Loss and Trauma. Routledge.

Nitish Gogoi & Sumesh S. S. (2022): The Political Economy of Public Health Inequalities and Inequities in India: Complexities, Challenges, and Strategies for Inclusive Public Health Care Policy. International Journal of Health Services. Sage.

Hashik N. K. & Sumesh S. S. (2022). Geographies of Otherness: Films and Interstate Migrants of Kerala. South Asian Popular Culture. Routledge. (Forthcoming) 

Seminar/Conference/Workshop attended

Acted as a Resource Person

Ongoing Projects

‘Inequality and inclusion in Primary Health Care System in India: Comparative analysis of Kerala and Assam’. Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. 36.4 Lakh

Completed Projects

Primary Health Care System and Inclusive Development in North East India: A Situational Analysis of Primary Health Centres in Assam. . Funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi. 10.3 Lakh

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