Avijit Sahay

Discipline: 
Sociology
Designation: 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Interests: 
  • Natural Hazards and Disaster Management

  • Environmental Governance

  • Political Ecology

  • Environmental Economics

  • Economic Geography

  • Social Geography

  • History of Geography

Education: 

 2017 PhD, Department of Geography, University of Allahabad on the topic Multifaceted Impacts of River Brahmaputra on the Land and People of Assam: With Special Reference to Majuli Island

 2012 M.A. Geography, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India

 2010 B.A. (Hons.) Geography, St Xavier’s College, Ranchi, India

Experience: 

 Professional Experience:

 2018- Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

 Teaching Experience: 

 2016-2017 Teaching Assistant as Senior Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Allahabad

 2015-2016 Teaching Assistant as Junior Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Allahabad

 2014-2016 Fieldwork Assistant as Junior Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Allahabad

 

Conferences: 

 Conference Presentations:

  • October 2018. Presented the paper “Understanding Riverbank Erosion in Brahmaputra: Geomorphological Processes and Policy Implications” in the 30th Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) Conference held at Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi from October 2-4, 2018

  • February 2018. Presented the paper: “Environmental Change and Migration Experience: A Study in Majuli Island, India” in the International Conference on Livable Cities: Transforming Sustainability and its Challenges, held at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University from Februarry 5-7. 2018

  • April 2017. Co-organised a Session: “Hazard Risk Management of Agro-ecosystems and Induced Migration.in the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna, held from April 23-28, 2017.

  • November 2016. Presented the paper: “Riverbank Erosion and Anamolies in Hazard Classification in India” in the 29th Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) Conference held in Kolkata, India.

  • April 2016. Presented the paper: “Where Land and River Meet: A Study of Disaster at the Riparian Zone of Majuli Island” in the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna

  • March 2016. Presented the paper “Changing Geographies of Majuli: A People’s Perspective” in the 9th International Geographical Union Conference on “Land Use Change, Climate Extremes and Disaster Risk Reduction”, organized by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, Delhi.

  • November 2015. Presented the paper: “Regional Variations in Syncretic Cultures across India” in the National Seminar on “Syncretism in India: Cultural and Religious Dimensions”, organized by Sanskriti, Guwahati.

Publications: 

Refereed: 

  • Handique, Namrata,; Roy, Nikhil and Sahay, Avijit (2018). Spati-Political Interpretations of Ethnic Conflict in Bodoland Territorial Area District. The Oriental Anthropologist 18(1): 179-188.

  • Sahay, Avijit. (2017). Majuli and the Tragedy of Hazard Identification. Economic and Political Weekly. 52(31): 26-27. http://www.epw.in/journal/2017/31/commentary/majuli-and-tragedy-hazard-identification.html (Scopus SNIP: 0.765)

  • Sahay, Avijit and Roy, Nikhil. (2017). Shrinking Space and Expanding Population: Socio-economic Impacts of Changing Geography of Majuli. Focus on Geography. 60. doi: 10.21690/foge/2016.60.3f. http://focusongeography.org/publications/articles/majuli/index.html (Scopus SNIP: 0.42)

  • Sahay, Avijit, Roy, Nikhil and Kumar, Abhimanyu (2015), Potential and Possibility of Developing Guwahati as a Primate City in North East India. The Oriental Anthropologist, 15(1): 196-207

Non-Refereed: 

  • Sahay, Avijit & Sahay, Vijoy Shankar (2011), Mahatma Gandhi’s Journalism. The Journalist, 3(3): 1-4 

Opinions/Commentaries/Editorials: 

  • Sahay, Avijit (2018). Editorial. The Oriental Anthropologist. 18(1)

  • Sahay, Avijit (2017). What’s left for the Left? The Oriental Anthropologist. 17(1).

  • Sahay, Avijit (2016). Unethical Practises of Researches in Indian Universities. The Oriental Anthropologist. 16(1)

  • Sahay, Avijit and Kumar, Abhimanyu (2015). The Greek Crisis. Aap ke Shabd 3(12): 38-39

Chapter in Book: 

  • Sahay, Avijit and Sahay, Vijoy Shankar (eds.) (2015), Community Based Approach to Natural Resource Management. Resource Management and Development (eds.). Allahabad: Pravalika Press

 Under Review: 

  • Sahay, Avijit and Roy, Nikhil (Under Review). Understanding Riverbank Erosion in Brahmaputra: Geomorphological Process and Policy Implications. Progress in Physical Geography 

In Preparation (Draft Available on Request): 

  • Sahay, Avijit. Environmental Change and Migration Experience in Majuli.

Awards: 
  • Awarded the Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship by the University Grants Commission for PhD Research in India

  • Qualified the National Eligibility Test of the University Grants Commission for Lectureship in India

  • Qualified the National Eligibility Test of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research for Lectureship in India

  • Received the Gold Medal for securing First Rank in First Year in Undergraduate Examination of St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi in 2008

  • Elected, a member of SEWA, in the Student’s Union of VKRV Rao Hostel, Delhi University, as the Library Secretary.

Email: 
20001354@iitb.ac.in