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Rituparna Choudhury

Designation: Assistant Professor

Email: rituparna.choudhury@kazirangauniversity.in

Academic Qualifications:

  • MA in Sociology (Tezpur University)
  • BA in Social Sciences (Tata Institute of Social Sciences)
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Experience:

  • 1 year and 11 months in Teaching background
  • 2 months in non-teaching background

Worked in:

  • Centre for Evaluation and Development, Germany as Field Research Assistant.
  • The 4th Wheel as Research Associate.
  • Centre for Open and Distance Learning, Tezpur University as Author, Self Learning Materials of M.A in Sociology Programme.
  • Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati as Content Writer, Self-Learning Materials for B.A in Sociology Programme.
  • Gauhati University, Guest Faculty, Department of Sociology.
  • Field Intern, Skill Development and Youth Programme, SEWA Bharat, Delhi.

Areas of Interest:

  • Sociological Theories
  • Sociology of Development
  • Film Studies
  • Communicative English
  • Research Methodology
  • Sociology of Northeast India
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Gender Studies
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sociology of Science
  • Performance Studies
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Migration Studies

Career Highlights & Awards:

  • Research Fellow, Zubaan-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Grant for Young Researchers 2018.
  • UGC-NET awardee (November 2017 and June 2019)
  • Gold Medalist in MA programme, Tezpur University (Batch of 2018)
  • Bronze Medalist in BASS programme, TISS Guwahati (Batch of 2016)

Publications:

  • Journal chapter titled “Tapping a Hidden Tale: Taking a Deeper Look at the Origins of Garo Community residing in Baka(Kamrup) located near North Guwahati”. Eclectic Northeast,Issue: October 2019.  RNI No: ASSENG/2012/48583, RNP: GH-143/3000028431/2019-2021
  • Book chapter titled “Subjectivity and Objectivity”, Self-Learning Material, CODL, Tezpur University, edited by Dr. Amiya Kumar Das, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Tezpur University.
  • Book chapter titled “New Social Movements: Environmental Movements in India: Environmental Movements”, Self Learning Material, CODL, Tezpur University, edited by Dr. Rabin Deka, Professor and Head, Dept. of Sociology, Tezpur University.
  • Book chapter titled “Social Movements in India: Peasant Movement”,Self-Learning Material, CODL, Tezpur University, edited by Dr. Rabin Deka, Professor and Head, Dept. of Sociology, Tezpur University.
  • Book chapter titled “Development in Northeast India: North Eastern Council (NEC), The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER), Look East Policy”, Self-Learning Material, KKHSOU, edited by Dr. Sabina Yasmin Saikia, Associate Professor, Gauhati University, ISBN Number : 978-93-87940-82-6.
  • Book chapter on “Theories of Underdevelopment”,Self-Learning Material, KKHSOU, edited by Dr. Amiya Kumar Das, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Tezpur University; Dr. Arup Kumar Nath, Assistant Professor, Dept. of EFL, Tezpur University, ISBN Number : 978-93-87940-82-6.

Online Publications:

  • https://doingsociology2020.blogspot.com/2020/08/blog-post_16.html?fbclid=IwAR2RJC7IA7-YATuYsX6ofS24kNhyMkQ5lYCPzrY5gTAMdk-187fbq5kZC1o
  • https://www.translatorsassam.com/2020/09/blog-post_10.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR1rrmosjGTYi-dyJJlVVLuyR2P848xiFV_cZkQ8wij1T3ku3dR7JDBAhak
  • https://countercurrents.org/2020/11/placing-myself-in-the-academic-loophole/?fbclid=IwAR3fa_jz0XerB4EjNcK_1IFDET95NWj_IEykeNt3hdzTtuF_oM2VnbxqiH8
  • https://countercurrents.org/2020/11/food-touch-and-desire-aamis-through-my-gastronomical-lens/
  • https://www.cespd.org/article/discourse/literary-construction-of-dalit-identity/?fbclid=IwAR1HP0_Gq8SXnnHLD97CdEReqGzIcKXtDublVoACDFhwOXoekIxUwcEGXys
  • https://www.cespd.org/article/discourse/waste-is-gold-scavenging-scraps-for-a-livelihood/?fbclid=IwAR0MXxHOKoUfkbsWKMzzcVGKy-T1OOhp60n8VvHlhsOtku0tGIHpTn4_f4k
  • https://www.eleventhcolumn.com/2020/11/14/how-the-colonial-state-imposed-and-sustained-a-capitalist-system-in-southeast-cameroon/
  • https://swaradhar.blogspot.com/2019/11/street.html?fbclid=IwAR0dzA_o5dZposa44XN3mjtiNY6ssgc3PKjT5rCdXBnd62znYV6FmTvDRp8

 

Seminar Presentation and Participation:

  • Certificate of Participation in the National Webinar on "Research Methodology" presented by Dr. Tapalina Bhattasali, Assistant Professor, St.Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata. Organised by Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, New Horizon College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India in association with IEEE NHCE SB held on 10th December 2020.
  • Certificate of Participation for participating in the Faculty Development Programme organised by the School of Engineering and Technology, The Assam Kaziranga University held from 24th to 27th November and 1st December 2020.
  • Certificate of Participation in an Online Lecture delivered by Mr. Syed Saadulla from Dibrugarh, Assam on the occasion of 9th Death Anniversary of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika held on 5th November 2020.
  • Certificate for Participation in a Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship organised by the School of Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (Ahmedabad) sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, dated 27th October to 7th November 2020.
  • Certificate for Participation in the National Seminar on Tea Tribe Community: The Contours and Continuum of their Exclusion, sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and organised by School of Social Sciences, Kaziranga University, dated 27th and 28th August 2020.
  • Certificate for moderating in the Interdisciplinary Webinar Lecture Series:7 on National Education Policy and the Marginalised organised by School of Social Sciences, the Assam Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam dated 19th September 2020.
  • Certificate of Participation in a webinar organised by the Advocates League on the “Topic: Vizag Gas Leak, Issues of Jurisdiction, Law and Liability, dated 7th June 2020, Guest Speaker for the Session: Shri MC Mehta.
  • Certificate of Participation for attending the Writing Methodology Workshop and undertaking an oral presentation in relation to the Zubaan-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Grant for Young Researchers 2018.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for participating in the One-Day Training Programme on Child Rights organised jointly by the Centre for Inclusive Development and the Department of Law on 23rd November, 2017, in partnership with UNICEF-Assam.
  • Certificate of Participation in Graduate Students’ Conference, IIT Delhi, 21stand 22nd April 2017.
  • Certificate for Volunteering in the conference on ‘Rethinking Sociological Traditions in India’ hosted by the Department of Sociology, Tezpur University as part of 42ndAll India Sociological Conference from 27th to 30th December 2016.
  • Certificate of Participation in a Research Committee in the conference on ‘Rethinking Sociological Traditions in India’ hosted by the Department of Sociology, Tezpur University as part of 42ndAll India Sociological Conference from 27th to 30th December 2016.
  • Certificate of Participation in UGC SAP-DRS One Day Workshop on Archival Research and Literary Studies held on 14th November 2016.