Natural Hazards and Disaster Management
History of Geography
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
2018- Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
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
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.
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
Sahay, Avijit & Sahay, Vijoy Shankar (2011), Mahatma Gandhi’s Journalism. The Journalist, 3(3): 1-4
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
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.
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.