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Lavinia Mawlong MA

Lavinia Mawlong

Department of Geography

Human Geography

Workgroup Prof. Dr. Kreutzmann

Ph. D. Student

Malteserstr. 74-100
Room K 074
12249 Berlin
(+49 30) 838 - 4 70237

Short Biography

since 9/2010 PH.D. student at Centre for Development Studies (ZELF), Freie Universität, Berlin
4/2009 – 8/2010

Programme Assistant in the area of Economic Security & Rights of Women at United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India

6/2007 – 4/2009

Master of Arts in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India

Thesis: "The practice of “Tang-Jait” within the Matrilineal System among the Khasis of Meghalaya: A study on Ethnic and Social Boundaries" (March 2009)

  Specialization III Semester Concentration: Dalit and Tribal Social Work (DTSW), Center for Social Justice, Equity and Governance
  Specialization IV Semester Concentration: Urban Development: Unorganized Sector, Poverty and Livelihood, Centre for Community Organization and Development
  Involved in field based research and advocacy with the following organizations:

• Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Bombay, India

• Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), Dahod, Gujarat, India

• Action-Aid India, Mumbai Regional office

• Adivasi Resource Centre, National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS), Pune, India

5/2004 – 5/2007 Gold Medalist of Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Sociology) from the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, India.

Research Topics

  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Livelihoods
  • Ethnic studies
  • Women’s economic security and governance
  • Historical materialism
  • Regional focus: India, South Asia