Hoineilhing Sitlhou completed her Phd (Sociology) from JNU, New Delhi. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad. She is a recipient of the M.N. Srinivas Award, 2016. She has published three books including the edited book Identity and Marginality in Northeast India: Challenges for Social Science Research (Orient Blackswan, 2023). She has also written articles for both professional journals as well as the print media.