Institute Research Director Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

The Highland Institute is delighted to announce that its Research Director, Dr Ruokuonuo Yhome, has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Scholarship to study Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

She will be investigating the dietary patterns of India’s Chalcolithic and Iron Age populations through dental microwear analysis. The grant commences in August 2023 and is for a period of twenty-four months.

At Highland Institute, she worked as Programme Manager and supervised field teams. While undertaking this work, she collaborated with international research teams from the U.K., including the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development and the University of Leeds, as well as with national teams from India, including Oxford Policy Management and the World Bank.

Dr Rose obtained her BA from St. Joseph’s College, University of Nagaland in 2012, and her master’s degree from the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune in 2014. She then received her PhD in 2021 under the supervision of Dr Veena Mushrif Tripathy at Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune. Her doctoral research focused on microwear analysis of human dentition recovered from the Jotsoma, Leshemi, Ranyak Khen, and Rikhelüwong sites in Nagaland.