Dolly Kikon is a senior lecturer at the at the Anthropology and Development Studies program, the University of Melbourne. She is the Deputy Associate Dean (India Strategy) at the Faculty of Arts, and the Senior Research Advisor (SRA-Governance) at the Australia India Institute (Melbourne).
Her work focuses on the political economy of extractive resources, militarisation, migration, development initiatives, gender relations, food cultures, and human rights in India. Dr. Kikon is an Associate Fellow at the Asian Law Centre (Melbourne Law School) and sits on the editorial board of the Melbourne Asia Review, the University of Melbourne’s quarterly online journal focused on Asia.
Currently, Dr. Kikon is part of a Swedish Research Council Grant (2021-2023), titled “practicing Food Sovereignty: Indigenous Peoples and Agroecological Relationships in the Eastern Himalayas”. Her current writing projects include an ongoing book project on fermenting cultures among Himalayan societies that deals with questions of sustainability, indigeneity, and food cultures. For details about her research projects, engagements, and publications, visit her personal website www.dollykikon.com.