Faculty Profile


Name : Papori  Bora
Designation : Assistant Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for Womens Studies
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 429
Off. Phone : 011-2670-8962
Residence :
Email : paporibora@mail.jnu.ac.in   
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in


PhD, Feminist Studies, with minor in Development Studies and Social Change, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2011.

MA, Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

BA, Political Science (with Honors), Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Feminist Theory and Methodology; Postcolonial and Transnational Feminist Theories; Gendered Violence; Democracy and Human Rights; Feminist Political Theory; Law and Citizenship; Sexuality Studies; Queer Theory; Globalization and Diaspora Studies; Transnational Migration; Gender and Development; South Asian History, Politics and Culture; Subaltern Studies; Asian Borderlands; Gender and Politics in India’s Northeast 


Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2011-2013.

Graduate Instructor, University of Minnesota, 2006-2010

Courses taught in the past: Feminist Theory; Transnational and Postcolonial Feminist Theories; Feminist Research and Pedagogy; Gender, Labor and Politics; Introduction to Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Women’s Contemporary Fictions; Women’s Movements and Gender Studies; History of Modern India 

Awards & Honours

Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Canada (declined) 2011-12

Graduate Instructor Teaching Award, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota, 2008-09

Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Global Change University of Minnesota, 2008-09

Mac Arthur Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota, 2003-04 

International Collaboration/Consultancy


Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

1. "Between the Human, the Citizen and the Tribal: Reading Feminist Politics in India’s Northeast." International Feminist Journal of Politics, 12:3-4:341–360, 2010

2. Reprinted in eds. Dana Collins, Sylvanna Falcon, Sharmila Lodhia and Molly Talcott. 2011. New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights. New York: Routledge.

3. "Speech of the Nation and Conversations at the Margins of the Nation State." Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 2014.
DOI: 10.1080/1369801X.2014.984618, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2014.984618 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

"Politics of Difference in the Northeast: A Feminist Reflection," in eds. Yasmin Saikia and Amit Rahul Baishya. (Forthcoming 2017). Northeast India: A Place of Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Patents (if any)