THE HIGHLAND FellowsHIP
The Highland Fellowship seeks to attract world-class scholars actively engaged in both research and teaching in conjunction with partner institutions and granting agencies. Often based in staff positions in other universities around the world they engage in both short and long term research projects in South and Southeast Asia, and often work closely with postgraduate and early career researchers at the Institute in collecting, processing and publishing data and findings. Fellows may spend several weeks to several months engaged in fieldwork, and organise as well as present their ongoing work in the regular calendar of seminars, meetings and activities organised by the Highland Institute. Time permitting they engage in intensive or term-length modular teaching at primarily the postgraduate and early career research levels, and occasionally conduct research training workshops in local partner colleges and universities.
Jonathon Keats is an artist, writer and experimental philosopher whose participatory thought experiments adapt methods from the sciences and the humanities to explore societal conditions and planetary futures.
Dr Edward Moon-Little is an anthropologist with a lifelong fascination with museums. He has assisted in the curating of various exhibitions in Northeast India and on Northeast India's cultural history.
Dr Christian Poske is an ethnomusicologist whose research interests include the performing arts of eastern and north-eastern India and Bangladesh, music and conflict, ecomusicology, oral history, and community engagement with archival recordings.
Lester is an independent researcher and entrepreneur residing in Maine, United States whose current studies are focused on underrepresented pathogens and historical approaches to combating their resulting diseases.
Dr Les Joynes (US) is a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar on South Asian Cultures and an editor for ProjectAnywhere in Australia). He explores how art, oral traditions, and community index South Asian identities.
Dr Tiatoshi Jamir is Professor of Archaeology in the Department of History & Archaeology, Nagaland University, Kohima Campus. His primary interest includes Early Holocene to Late Holocene prehistory of NE India, hunter-gatherer archaeology, and community-based Indigenous archaeology.
Wayne, an environmental science graduate, is experienced in the creation of mass participation projects involving partnerships between academic, commercial and voluntary organisations at international, national, and local levels. He holds an MPhil, obtained through research into education programme evaluation.
Dr Bisakha Goswami is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, where she has taught since 2012, and Founder Secretary of Muktabodha, a centre for Indological studies and research.
Kadiguang Panmei is a researcher and musician studying the culture of northeast India and its people through various lenses, including culinary anthropology, migration, geopolitics, and the arts.
Anna Notsu is a junior lecturer in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University in The Netherlands. Her upcoming research concerns regenerative practices and land usage in North East India.