April 29, 2022
Parag Jyoti Saikia is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology department at UNC. His doctoral project explores the environmental, social and political impacts of an incomplete hydropower in the North-Eastern region India. In Summer 2022, he will explore how people live with a river in the shadows of an incomplete dam. In collaboration with his community partner, he aims to build awareness about how dams impact peoples’ lives beyond displacement. He is a first-generation doctoral student and a native of the area he studies.
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