Fellowship

HIGHLAND INSTITUTE FellowsHIP

The Highland Institute 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

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.

Dharamsingh Teron

Dharamsing Teron is an independent researcher (graduated in History from Diphu Government College, Gauhati University) from Diphu, Karbi Anglong.

Edward Moon-Little

Edward Moon Little is a visual anthropologist with a regional focus on South Asia. With a background in Art History and History.


Don Duprez

Don Duprez holds a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, and holds an MA in Anthropology from California.

Christian Poske

Christian Poske is an ethnomusicologist who studies the devotional and folk music and dance traditions of eastern India and Bangladesh.

Aditya Kiran Kakati

Aditya is a doctorate in International History and (with Minor in Anthropology and Sociology), from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID).

Margaret Lyngdoh

Margaret Lyngdoh is pursuing a Post Doctorate at The Highland Institute under the supervision of Professor Arkotong Longkumer.

Rhelo Kenye

Rhelo Kenye submitted his PhD thesis at the Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.

Senganglu Thaimei

Senganglu Thaimei is an Associate Professor of English in Delhi University, and currently a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow.

Roderick Wijunamai

Roderick Wijunamai is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology, Cornell University.



Lester LaCombe

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.

Bertrand Lefebvre

Bertrand Lefebvre holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Rouen, 2011.



Les Joynes

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.