Rishav Kumar Thakur

Rishav Kumar Thakur

Research Interests

Research Concentrations

Ethnicity and nationalism, Media, Queer and Feminist theory 


India, Northeast India


    Rishav studies articulations of, and claims around, identity and belonging in Assam, India. In doing so, his work aims to understand patterns of violence, dissent and queer imaginations of community in the region. 


    Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, BA (Honours) Economics, 2013

    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, MA Development Studies, 2016

    2020. "Resisting a riot in Bodoland, Northeast India." Issues: A Multilingual journal of short essays

    2020. "Book Review of ‘A Socialist Peace? Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country by Mike McGovern’.Allegra Labs

    2020. “India and its Northeast: an interview with Political Scientist Sanjib Baruah.” Borderlines [online platform of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (CSSAAME)]. 

    2019. “Tracing the continuities of Violence in Bodoland.” In Fragrance of Peace series. Zubaan Press.