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

Tezpur University

Profile

Area of Interest

Sociology of NE India, Tribal Studies, Marginality & Marginalization, Sociology of Development

Education

  • PhD in Sociology, North Eastern Hill University
  • MA in History, Madurai Kamaraj University
  • MA in Sociology, North Eastern Hill University
  • BA (Sociology Hons.), St. Joseph’s College (Nagaland University)

Courses Taught

Sociological Theories, Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology, Philosophy of Social Research, Research Methodology, Sociology of India, Perspectives on Indian Society, Sociology of Development, Sociology of Northeast India, Gender and Society, Environmental Sociology

Publications

a) Select Books

  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Gautam, D.R. (Eds.) (2021). Comprehending Equity: Contextualising India’s North-East. New Delhi: Routledge India.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo et.al. (Eds.) (2021). Indigeneity, Citizenship, and the State: Perspectives from India’s Northeast. Delhi: Aakar Books.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Jose, K. SVD (Eds.) (2021). Nagaland - Vibrant Ethnic Communities in Transition: Culture, Festival, Customary Laws (Vol II). Delhi: DVS Publishers.
  • Jose, K. SVD & Kikhi, Kedilezo (Eds.) (2021). Nagaland - Vibrant Ethnic Communities in Transition: Land, People, Livelihood (Vol I). Delhi: DVS Publishers.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (Ed.). (2013). The Dynamics of Development in North East India. Delhi: Bookwell.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo et.al. (2010). Sociology for Class 12. NBSE Approved Textbook, Dimapur: Heritage Publishing House.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo et.al. (2009). Sociology for Class 11. NBSE Approved Textbook, Dimapur: Heritage Publishing House.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Kikhi, Narola Dangti. (Eds.). (2009). Changing Gender Equation: with Special Reference to Nagaland. New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo et.al. (Eds.). (2009). Angami Society at the Beginning of the 21st Century. New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2006). Educated Unemployed Youth in Nagaland: A Sociological Study. New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House.

b) Select Articles in Journals 

  • Kikhi, Kedilezo et.al. (August 2020). Contested Borders and Borderlands in Northeast India: (IL)Legitimate Claims of Naga Identity Assertion. Sociological Bulletin, 69(2), 141-157.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2020). The Naga Homeland Movement: Historical Trajectory and Contemporary Relevance. Economic and Political Weekly, LV(23), 43-48, (June 6, 2020).
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo (Winter 2019). Situating ‘the Ruling Class’ and ‘the Social Masses’ in Contemporary Naga Society: A Nuanced Perspective. Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies. Vol. XVI, 75-87.
  • Choudhury, Nandarani & Kikhi, Kedilezo. (April-June 2017). Understanding Mental Health: Perspectives from Three Competing Paradigms. Anukriti, 7(3), 119-124.
  • Choudhury, Nandarani & Kikhi, Kedilezo. (April 2017). Sociological Perspective on Mental Health of Women. Indian Journal of Integrated Research and Analysis (IJIRA), 1(4), 1-7.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2016). Doing (Scientific) Research in Social Sciences: Relating Theory and Field. Dimapur (Govt.) College Journal, 1(3), 59-80.
  • Barua, Pinky & Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2016). Culinary Traditions, Aesthetics and Practices: Constructing Cultural Identity of Amri Karbis of Northeast India. Journal of Northeast Indian Culture (JNEIC), 3(2), 63-77.
  • Dowarah, Kuntala & Kikhi, Kedilezo. (August 2016). Health Status, Health Policy and Lisu Tribe of Northeast India: Critiquing Implementation of Schemes – Is it wilful Negligence or Failure? Anthropology Today: An International Peer Reviewed NEIRA Journal. II(3), 50-64.
  • Dutta, Piyashi & Kikhi, Kedilezo. (August 2016). Folk Practices of the Khasi Tribe: A Description of Jingrwai Iawbei in Kongthong Village. Sociological Bulletin, 65(2), 237-252.
  • Choudhury, Nandarani & Kikhi, Kedilezo. (July 2016). Mental Health, Gender and Society: The Social Epidemiological Connect. Social Change and Development, XII, 69-80.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Husca, A. (June 2016). An Insight into the (Unique) Heritages and Traditions of Sumi Nagas: What can be Preserved? Anthropos India, 2(1), 187-203.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Husca, A. (2015-16). Institution of Marriage and Bride-Price amongst the Sumi Nagas: Change and Continuity. Journal on Frontier Studies, 4, 1-27.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Ghosh, Jagritee. (2015). Identity and Tribal Land Alienation in Northeast India: A Sociological Viewpoint on Changing Land Relations with Reference to Nagaland State. Journal of Northeast Indian Culture (JNEIC), II(2), 55-67.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Choudhury, Nandarani. (Summer 2015). Understanding Schizophrenic Behaviour from a Cultural Perspective. Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, XII, 83-99.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2013). Land and Tribal Identity in Contemporary Nagaland: Insights from Micro-Level Studies. Journal on Frontier Studies (Issue on Land and Land Relations), 1, 35-50.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (Winter 2012). Contemporary Political Discourse on Naga Identity and Nationalism: A Sociological Analysis. Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, IX, 74-91.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (June 2012). An Evaluation of Self-employment Schemes in Nagaland. Economic Challenger, 14(55), 58-64.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (December 2009). What ails the North East? Challenges and Responses. Sociological Bulletin, 58(3), 346-366.

c) Select Chapters in Books

  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Gautam, D.R. (2021). ‘Introduction: Equity and Differing Contexts in North-East India’ in Kedilezo Kikhi & D.R. Gautam (Eds.). Comprehending Equity: Context of North-East India (pp. 1- 20). New Delhi: Routledge India.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo, Das, Amiya Kumar & Dutta, Piyashi. 2021. ‘Introduction: Indigeneity, Citizenship and the State’ in Kedilezo Kikhi et.al. (Eds.) Indigeneity, Citizenship, and the State: Perspectives from India’s Northeast (pp. 13-32). Delhi: Aakar Books.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Ghosh, Jagritee. 2021. ‘Land Rights, Identity and Customary Laws amidst Angami and Konyak Nagas: A Comparative Cross-Referencing’ in Kedilezo Kikhi et.al. (Eds.) Indigeneity, Citizenship, and the State: Perspectives from India’s Northeast (pp. 172-186). Delhi: Aakar Books.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Husca, A. (2021). ‘Insight on Unique Heritages and Traditions of Sumi Nagas’ in Kedilezo Kikhi & K. Jose SVD (Eds.) Nagaland - Vibrant Ethnic Communities in Transition: Culture, Festival, Customary Laws (Vol 2) (pp. 80-97). Delhi: DVS Publishers.
  • Jose, K. SVD & Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2021). ‘Introduction: The Land and People’ in K. Jose SVD & Kedilezo Kikhi (Eds.) Nagaland - Vibrant Ethnic Communities in Transition: Land, People, Livelihood (Vol 1) (pp. 1-12). Delhi: DVS Publishers.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Kikhi, Chozule. (2021). ‘Livelihood and Resources: Naga Women as Natural Managers and preservers of Eco-Biodiversity’ in K. Jose SVD & Kedilezo Kikhi (Eds.) Nagaland - Vibrant Ethnic Communities in Transition: Land, People, Livelihood (Vol 1) (pp. 36-52). Delhi: DVS Publishers.
  • Jose, K. SVD & Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2021). ‘Vibrant Ethnic Communities and Modernization of Traditions’ in K. Jose SVD & Kedilezo Kikhi (Eds.) Nagaland - Vibrant Ethnic Communities in Transition: Land, People, Livelihood (Vol 1) (pp. 142-158). Delhi: DVS Publishers.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2018). A Critical Understanding of Sociology of Northeast India: Geo-political History and Migration. In Jyoti Prasad Saikia & Partha Pratim Borah (Eds.), Sociology of Northeast India: Empirical Reality and Disciplinary Practice (pp. 17-33). Guwahati: DVS Publishers.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2017). Politics in Nagaland: From Military to Electoral Democracy. In Himanshu Roy, M.P. Singh & A.P.S. Chouhan (Eds.), State Politics in India (pp. 598-624). New Delhi: Primus Books.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Ghosh, Jagritee. (2016). Intricate Interface of Land, Identity and Development in Nagaland. In Luke Rymbai et. al (Eds.), Politics of Location and Identity in Northeast India (pp. 50-64). Dimapur: Heritage Publishing House.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2013). Researches on the Role of Naga Women in Management of Resources. In K. Jose SVD, Gautam K. Bera & R.P. Athparia (Eds.), Anthropology in North-East India: Empirical Perspectives (pp. 248-266). New Delhi: Omsons Publications.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2013). Employment-Promotion Projects [for Educated Youth] Operating in Nagaland State: A Critical Assessment. In Kedilezo Kikhi (Ed.), The Dynamics of Development in North-East India (pp. 358-373). New Delhi: Bookwell.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2010). Ceasefire and its Impact in Nagaland: A Critical Appraisal. In Gautam Kumar Bera and K. Jose SVD (Eds.), Ethno-Social Mobility in North East India (pp.145-156). Delhi: Abhijeet Publications.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo (2009). Angami Women and Matrilineal Inheritance: A Case Study of Zounuo-Keyhonuo Group of Angami Naga. In R.P. Athparia, Birinchi K. Medhi & K. Jose SVD (Eds.), Tribes and Castes of North-East India (pp. 112 – 124). New Delhi: Omsons Publishers.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Dangti, Narola. (2009). Changing Gender Equation: Compared Cross-Culturally. In Kedilezo Kikhi & Narola Dangti Kikhi (Eds.), Changing Gender Equation: with Special Reference to Nagaland (pp. 1-28). New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2009). Educated Youth in Nagaland: Aspirations vis-à-vis Employment Opportunities. In Komol Singha (Ed.), Village Development in North-East India (pp. 133-153). New Delhi: Concept Publishing House.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2009). Educated Unemployed Youth: Problems and Consequences. In Kedilezo Kikhi, Alphonsus D’Souza & Visakhonu Hibo (Eds.), Angami Society at the Beginning of the 21st Century (pp. 78-99). New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2009). Changes and Continuity in Naga Marriage: Case Study of Zounuo-Keyhonuo Group of Angami-Naga. In T.B. Subba, J. Puthenpurakal & Shaji Joseph Puykunnel (Eds.), Christianity and Change in Northeast India (pp. 257-268) New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company.
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (2002). Educated Unemployment in Nagaland: Trend and Magnitude. In C. Joshua Thomas and Gurudas Das (Eds.), Dimensions of Development in Nagaland (pp. 85-108). New Delhi: Regency Publications.

Seminar/Conference/Workshop attended

Acted as a Resource Person

Ongoing Projects

  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Gautam, D.R. (PIs). ‘Annotated Bibliography on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Social Sciences’. DAF (Ministry of SJ&E, GOI). (2017-2021).

Completed Projects

  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Gautam, D.R. (PIs). An Evaluation of Schemes under Dr. Ambedkar Foundation in the Context of Mizoram’. DAF (Ministry of SJ&E, GOI). (2018-2020).
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo & Gautam, D.R. (PIs). ‘An Evaluative Study of Skill Development Training Programmes in Assam’. National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC) in Assam (2019-20).
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (PI). ‘Land, Identity and Development in Nagaland’. ICSSR: New Delhi. (May 2013 – April 2016).
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (PI).  ‘Gender and Mental Health in Assam: A Study on Magnitude, Cause and Impact of Mental Illness on Women’. ICMR: Dibrugarh. (March 2014-February 2015).
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (PI).  ‘Status Report on Children and Women in the Tea Gardens of ATCL, Assam’. UNICEF: Guwahati. (September 2013-February 2014).
  • Kikhi, Kedilezo. (PI). ‘Baseline Survey for Child Centred Malaria Programme in Udalguri Block of Udalguri District, Assam’. Emanuel Hospital Association (EHA): New Delhi and Baptist Mission Hospital: Tezpur. (2007).
  • Chair Professor, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair, TU [Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (SJ&E), GOI] (18.04.2017-).
  • University Grants Commission Senior Research Fellowship (2001-2003) 
  • University Grants Commission Junior Research Fellowship (1999-2001)
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