Kamal K. Misra, PhD

Professor of Anthropology
and
Dean, School of Social Sciences
University of Hyderabad
Central University
Hyderabad, TS-500046, India

Biography

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

• Post-Doc (Anthropology), University of Kent, Canterbury, England
• PhD (Anthropology), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India
• MPhil (Social Systems), Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
• MSc (Social Anthropology), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• (2015-Present) Dean, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India
• (2010-2013) Director, IGRMS (National Museum of Mankind), Bhopal, India
• (2010-2013) Director (Additional Charge), Anthro Survey of India, Kolkata, India
• (2002-2005) Head, Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India
• (1992) Head, Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India
• (1998-Present) Professor of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India
• (1989-1998) Reader in Social/Cultural Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India
• (1978-1989) Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India

Research Interest

His research interests include: Culture, Environment and Development, Language, Culture and Thought, Theory in Anthropology, Society and Culture in South Asia, Research Methods in Social Sciences, Anthropology of Development and Change and Anthropology and Museums.

Scientific Activities

AWARDS AND HONORS

• (2013) Sarat Chandra Roy Memorial Medal by Asiatic Society, Kolkata
• (2007) Guest Researcher, University of Bergen, Dept. of Social Anthropology, Norway
• (2003-2004) Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Austin College, Texas, USA
• (1996-1997) Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow, University of Kent, UK
• (1985-1987) Senior Research Fellow (Cultural), Anthropological Survey of India
• (1981-1982) J.N.U. Merit Scholarship
• (1976) Utkal University Gold Medal

MEMBERSHIPS

• Life Member, Indian Anthropological Society
• Life Member, Anthropological Society of Orissa
• Life Member, Indian Science Congress
• Life Member, Indian National Confederation &Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA)
• Member, Advisory Committee, UGC-SAP Programme, Kannur University
• Member, Advisory Committee, UGC-SAP Programme, Ranchi University
• Member, Advisory Committee, UGC-SAP Programme, Kannada University
• Member, Board of Studies in Anthropology, Pondicherry University
• Member, National Advisory Council, Anthropological Survey of India
• Visiting Professor, Universities of Sri Venkateswara, Panjab, Utkal, and Delhi
• Member, Indian Delegation to WIPO, Geneva
• Member, Indian Delegation to Bangkok on IP related issues of GR, TK and TCEs
• Member, High Level Committee of the PM on Scheduled Tribes

Publications

BOOKS

1. Misra KK. Dissent, Discrimination and Dispossession: Tribal Movements in India. In: Das NK, ed. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and New Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 2014.
2. Misra KK, Behera MC. Amazing Arunachal Pradesh: Land, People, Culture. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and New Delhi: Aryan Books International, 2013.
3. Misra KK, Channa SM. Gendering Material Culture: Representations and Practice. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2013.
4. Misra KK, Rehan M, Gupta RK. Indian Religious Practices: A Selective Bibliography. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2013.
5. Misra KK, Rehan M, Gupta RK. Ethno-Medicine in India: A Selective Bibliography. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2013.
6. Misra KK, Saheb SAA, Kulirani BF. Cultural Pluralism: The Indian Scenario. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi RashtriyaManavSangrahalaya and Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2012.
7. Misra KK, Danda AK, Basa KK. Anthropological Impact Assessment of Development Initiatives. Jhargram: INCAA, 2012.
8. Misra KK, Mishra NR. Displacement and Rehabilitation: Solutions for the Future. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2012.
9. Misra KK, Danda AK, Basa KK. Plural Nature of Anthropology. Kolkata: Indian Anthropological Society, 2012.
10. Misra KK, Jayaprakasan G. Tribal Movements in India: Visions of Dr. K.S.Singh. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and New Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 2012.
11. Misra KK, Misra PK, Bhatt HK. Bio-Cultural Development of Scheduled Tribes: Policies and Issues. Bhopal: IGRMS, Mysore: Anthropological Association, and Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2012.
12. Misra KK, Shrivastava S, Rehan M. Rock Art in India: A Selected Bibliography. Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and Delhi: Serials Publications, 2011.
13. Misra KK, Lowry J. Recent Studies on Indian Women. Jaipur and Delhi: Rawat Publications, 2007.
14. Misra KK. Traditional Knowledge in Contemporary Societies: Challenges and Opportunities. New Delhi: Pratibha Prakashan, and Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, 2007.
15. Misra KK. Bondla DJN. Rehabilitation and Resettlement in India: The Tribal Emic Perspective. Secunderabad: Centre for World Solidarity, 2007.
16. Misra KK. Indigenous Knowledge, Natural Resource Management and Development: The Konda Reddi Experience. New Delhi: Pratibha Prakashan, and Bhopal: IGRMS, 2005.
17. Misra KK. Anthropology, New Global Order and Other Essays. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Co, 2005.
18. Misra KK, Murty MLK. Peoples and Environment in India. New Delhi: Discovery Publishing House, 2001.
19. Misra KK. Text Book of Anthropological Linguistics. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Co, 2000.
20. Misra KK. Tribal Elites and Social Transformation. New Delhi: Inter-India Publications, 1994.
21. Misra KK. Social Structure and Change among the Ho of Orissa. New Delhi: Gian Publishing House, 1987.