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Dr. Achingliu Kamei 

Dr Achingliu Kamei is an Associate Professor. She was the teacher-in-charge in 2014-2015 and 2019-2020. She has taught a range of papers to under-graduate students, ranging from American Literature, 20th Century Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Diaspora Literature, World Literature, Women's Writing, Early 20th Century Novels etc. She tutors the MA students in American Literature, 20th Century Novels, New Literature in English, Elective Papers, etc. She has actively contributed to the corporate life of the college in various capacities. She is the Nodal officer for the North East Welfare committee and regularly organises Orientations, Talks, Movie Screenings and Inter-college sports meets etc. She also organises the annual "Rainbow Fest", an inter-college cultural festival since 2015 till date. She also had contributed as member of societies like Film Appreciation Society and had worked as the English section Editor of the college magazine. She also is a published Author, several of her poems had appeared in international journals and anthologies and she has also presented several papers at international and national conferences and seminars. She has a holistic approach to life and has devoted time to mentor students not only in academics but also encouraged them to lead physically active life. She herself has participated in numerous marathons and Ultra Trail running events nationaly and internationally.

 



 

 

Educational Qualification

Degree

Institution

Year

Ph.D

Jawaharlal University

2013

M.Phil.

Jawaharlal University

2001

M.A

Manipur University

1992

B.A.

Manipur University

1989

Career Profile

Teaching Experience: 14 years 

ATTENDED FDP

 

FDP: One week Interdisciplinary online faculty development programme on Teacher, Teaching, and Teacher Education: Process, Concerns and Prospects, organized by Department of Elementary Education & Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Mata Sundri College for Women, University of Delhi in collaboration with Teaching Learning Centre for Social Science (TLCSS), Doctor Harising Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar (MP) under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Training (PMMMNMTT). Ministry of Education, Government of India, New Delhi. October 18 to 23 2020

 

* Remapping the Indian Novel in English organised by Kirory Mall College in collaboration with Mizoram College from 21-25 June 2021

Pedia online poetry festival season 2 titled Polyphony of Global Voices: Readings of poets in Praxis organised by Ideas in progress in association with Padasala and Campuzine from 5 Jan to 11 Jan 2021 (Online)


• Seven Day International online workshop on "English Language Teaching and Literature: Current Issues Trends and Challenges by English Department, Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, Madurai in collaboration with Mother Teresa Women's University Kodaikanal and Society for Literature and Culture on 7 July to 14 July 2020.(Online)

• Nine Day National Webinar on "Intellectual Traditions and Critical Discourses: An Introduction" organised by Department of English, Mount Carmel College Autonomous Bengalaru, from 8 June to 16 June 2020. (Online)

• Seven-day International E Workshop on "Contemporary Literary Trends in Literature" by Dept of English, Pondicherry University, held on 22 June to 28 June 2020. (Online)

• Faculty Development Programme organized by the Department of English, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India on "Critical Theories and their Contemporary Trajectories in Humanities", from 12th to 16th May 2020. (online)

• Department of English & IQAC College of Vocational Studies, "Literature and Cinema", University of Delhi 3rd Jan 2020
• Faculty Development Programme on "Counselling and Mentoring Skills for Teachers" organised by the Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, in Association with IQAC (ARSD College) in collaboration with Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi 5th -11th November 2019.

• Faculty Development Programme organised by the Dept of English in Association with IQAC Kalindi College on "Travel Writing" held on 6th April 2019

• Faculty Development Programme organised by the Dept of English PGDAV College on "Women and Empowerment in Contemporary India" on 12th April 2017

• Faculty Development Programme titled "Teaching Crime Fiction: Texts and Methodologies" on 16 October 2017 ARSD College, DU

• Faculty Development Programme titled "Autobiography" organised by the Dept of English, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce on 10th November 2017

• Foundation course, language, literature and creativity, Delhi University, South Campuses, 19th August 2013.


Attended Refresher/Orientation Course

1.Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
(University of Accredited Grade ‘A' By NAAC, All India 13th Rank in NIRF (MHRD)
In Association with Ministry of Education, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Training Teaching Learning Center, Ramanujan College 
(University of Delhi) Organises Two Week Online Interdisciplinary Refresher Course (Bilingual) April 06 to 19, 2021 Online Cinema, Society & Education Education सिनेमा, िमाज औरसिक्षा

2. Participated in 107th four-week Orientation Programme. 13 Jan to 10 Feb 2014.
UGC sponsored. Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delh.

3. Participated in 14th three-week Refresher Coures in English. 03 July to 23 July.
UGC sponsored. Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 

 

Areas of Specialization / Interest

  • Writings in English from the North East
  • Early 20th Century Novels
  • American Literature 
  • Folk narratives 

 

 

Subjects Taught

  • BA English Hons (British Literature-The Early 20th Cent, Postcolonial Literature, Contemporary Literature);
  • BA English Hons (Women’s Writing, Romantic Literature);
  • BA English Hons (American Literature);
  • BA English Hons (Diaspora Literature)
  • Eng Core; AECC
  • BA Programme (English A) Industrial Chemistry (Technical Writing); B. Com Hons (Business Communication);
  • B. Com programme (English for Students of Commerce)
  • B. Com Hons/Pol SC Hons/Maths Hons/Computer SC Hons (Contemporary India: Women and Empowerment)
  • Postgraduate: (American Literature, Feminist Criticism,)

 

Publications Profile


Books Published:

NAGA TALES. DAWN. Norway:Publisher Jan and Gaare Publishing

print. 2017. ISBN 9881366012982


Articles/Chapters/ Poems in Journals, Books and Anthologies


 

*Published- 1 poem: "She is the Water Filling Your Emptiness" in Anthology Friends & Freiendship July 2021

*Published- 1 poem: "Her Unoccupied Chair" in Spillwords.com 13 July 2021

*Published- 1 poem: "When I Run in the Rain" in International Journal IJCLPH July 2021

*Published- 1 poem: "Circle of Motions" in Madras Courier 19 June 2021

*Published- 1 poem: "The Silence Without You" in The Pine Cone Review Issue 2 (W)riting the Pandemic 2 June 2021

*Published- 1 Poem :"Walk Away, Walk Away" in issue 9, Melbourn Culture Corner 1 June 2021

*Published- 1 poem: "The Flame Flower" 4 th week Lipi International Magazine April 2021

Two Haiku, "Candles" and "Rainy Night" selected for Poetry pea Podcast

and publication in Poetry Pea Journal of Haiku and Senryu, April 2021

*Published- 1 poem: "Diggers and Lighters Lipi International Magazine April 2021

*Published- 1 Haiku:  "Waning Moon" in Haikuniverse 21 April 2021

*Published- 1 poem: "Memory" in Borderless Journal 14 April 2021

*Published- 1 poem: "World Class City" in Borderless Journal 16 Feb 2021

*Published- 1 poem: "Song of the Soul" in The Little Journal of North East India. Jan 2021

*Published- 2 poems: 1. "The Cavern of Lonliness"

2. "Self-Isolation in a Shared Room" in Insulatus, (Anthology of Poems). 1 Jan 2021.

*Haiku "Mother's Funeral" read in a podcast and published in

Poetry Pea Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Series S3 Episode 24 "No Verbs" Dec 2020 and winter edition

*Published- 2 Poems: 1. "Lonely Winter Evenings.

2. "Carved it out and Bury it Under the Flame Tree".

Melbourne Culture Corner 4 issue December 2020

*Published- 1 Poem: "Sacred Flower" in Imphal Free Press, 22 Nov. 2020

*Published- 1 Poem: Chaakan in Imphal Free Press, 15 Nov. 2020

*Published- 5 poems: 1. "Twilight Flute" 2. "Just a Woman"

. "An Indian Diaspora in India". 4. "End of Peach"5. "Sound of the Bugle"

in Sunil Sharma, Anurag Sharma, eds. Setu,  Volumn 5; Issue 5;

October 2020. ISSN 2475-1359. Bilingual monthly journal published from Pittsburg, USA.online.

*Published Three haiku ‘Marks of a Feather, Dragon Fly and Mountain Way of Life'

in Sabuj Sarkar and Akshay Kumar Roy eds. Caravan, Mississippi books, 2020.

Pg 109. Paper back and eBook.  5th September 2020. ISBN-13: 978-93-5407-760-9

 

"Tribal culture and Women:Critiquing Esterine Kire's ‘A terrible Matriarchy" in Provakar Palaka, ed Reading the Margins. Place: People's Book Shop India, pp 187-201. Print. 2020 ISBN 13-978-81-934856-6-8

 

"Reading Cultural Expressions through Foodways: A Study of the Zeliangrong Nagas" in in Sonia Mehta and Anna Sengrung, eds. North East India: Exploring Philosophy, Culture & Environment Sustainability. Place Krishi Sankritis, New Delhi. 2019, pp 68-73. Print. ISBN: 978-93-85822-90-2

 

"Interrogating the Causes and Effects of Alcoholism: A Christian Perspective in A Terrible Matriarchy by Esterine Kire" in Christian inquiry on Polity. Place InterVarsity Publishers India 2017, pp 143-55. Print. ISBN: 978-93-85141-32-4

 

 

 

Conference Participation / Presentations

 

*Presented a paper titled "Naga Diasporic Community in Delhi: Negotiating Hierarchies of Belongingness" at the International Webinar on the theme ‘Living in the Present: Nagas in the 21st Century' organised by the Naga Scholars association from November 26th to 28th, 2020.

*Presented a paper titled "Maintaining Cultural Identity and Connectedness through Foodways: A Study of the Zeliangrong Community in the Metropolis" at the National Seminar on Migration of Youth from North-East India to Urban Metros, organised by the North East Centre, Maharaja Agrasen College, 22-23 Aug 2019.

*Presented a paper titled "Graffiti in the Urban Space: Point of Intersection between Urbanism, Art and Literature" at the National Seminar "Exploring Contemporary Urban Spaces", organised by the Dept of English, Motilal Nehru College, DU on 29 March 2019.

*Presented a paper titled "Displacement, Nostalgia, Identity and the Idea of Home in Visier Meyasetsu Sanyu's "A Naga Odyssey. A Long Way Home", at the Two Day National Conference on "Identity and Diversity within Boundaries and Margins: Exploring Literature & Culture from India's North East" Organised by Centre for North East Studies and Policy Researched Jamia Millia Islamia in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi New Delhi on 13-14 March 2019.National Conference.

*Presented a paper titled "Social Media and Women Empowerment: Passive Reciepients to #Me Too Movement and Beyond" at the International Conference on "The 21st Century Indian Woman: Representations and Expressions", organised by the Department of English, PGDAV College in collaboration with IQAC (PGDAV) on 12-13 March 2019. National Conference.

*Presented a paper titled "Makhel's Common Heritage: Tracing Back Through Shared Folklores, Oral Tradition and Language" at the Two Day ICSSR sponsored National Seminar "Oral Tradition of Tribes in India's North East: Mao Naga Perspectives on Tangible Heritage, the Makhel" Organised by Centre for Culture, Media & Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, in collaboration with Mao Naga Scholars' Association hosted by Hill Collage, Tadubi, Manipur on 18-19 Feb 2019. National Seminar.

*Presented a paper titled "Breaking Free of the Imposed Power: Alice Walker's the Color Purple" at the National Conference "Language and Literature: Transgressing Boundaries" organised jointly by FSLE-India & Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies Faculty of Media Studies and Humanities Department of English on 31 January 2019. National Conference.

*Presented a paper titled "Reading Cultural Expressions Through Foodways: A Study of the Zeliangrong Nagas" at the International Conference (Inter-disciplinary/Multi-disciplinary) "North East India: Exploring Philosophy, Culture & Environmental Sustainability" under IQAC, Daulat Ram College, D.U. in collaboration with the Indian Council of Philosophical Research & P.A. Sangma Foundation on 10-11 January 2019. International Conference.

*Presented a paper titled "A Comparative Eco-Feminist reading of 'Things Fall Apart' by Achebe and 'When the River Sleeps' by Kire at the International Conference on "Ecology & Culture Ecological and Cultural Cognizance: A Boulevard of Sustainable Amiability" jointly organised by FSLE-India and AMRITA Vishwa Vidyapeetham on 15-17 December 2018.International Conference.

*presented a paper on "Gender Politics: Systematic Unseen Barriers to Naga Women Rising" UGC Sponsor National Level Seminar on "Challenges and Issues of the Tribals in India by Tetso College, Nagaland, jointly with Young Indians, Nagaland Chapter, Dimapur on 24-25 March 2017. National Level.

*Presented a paper on "Interrogating the Causes and Effect of Alcoholism: A Christian Perspective in "A Terrible Matriarchy" by Esterine Kire at the National Conference on "Re-Imagining the Idea of the Nation" organised by Theological Research and Communication Institute and Union of Evangelical Students of India on 23-24 February 2017. National Conference.

*Presented a paper titled "Tribal Culture and Women: A Critque on Women's Status through a Close Reading of Esterine Iralu's "A Terrible Matriarchy" at the Two Day International Conference on "History, Culture, and Literature: Reading the Margins". Golden Jubilee Year Celebration (1967-2017) by the Department of English, Swami Shraddhanand College in Collaboration with Department of English, D.U. 24-25 February 2017. International Conference.

*Presented a paper on “Ecocriticism and Literature: An Ecocritical Reading of Literature from North East India, with a special reference to Esterine Kire’s works”. at the International Conference on “Why Ecocriticism!” November 21-23, 2017. International Conference

*Presented a paper on “Zeliangrong Naga Dance: Beyond Mere Functionalities” Two Day UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Tribal Folk Dances of India, Contextualizing Art and Culture” By Department of English, Motilal Nehru College. 24-25 August 2017. National Seminar

*Presented a paper on “Gender Politics: Systematic Unseen Barriers to Naga Women Rising” at the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on “Challenges and Issues of the Tribals in India organised by Tetso College, Nagaland, Jointly with Young Indians, Nagaland Chapter, Dimapur on 24-25 March 2017. National Seminar

*Presented a paper on “Interrogating the Causes and Effect of Alcoholism: A Christian Perspective in “A Terrible Matriarchy” by Esterine Kire National Conference on “Re-Imagining the Idea of The Nation” By Theological Research and Communication Institute and Union of Evangelical Students of India On 23-24 Feb 2017 National Conference

*Presented a paper on “Tribal Culture and Women: A critique on women’s status through a close reading of Esterine Iralu’s “A Terrible Matriarchy” Two Day International Conference. “History, Culture, and Literature: Reading the Margines.” Golden Jubilee Year Celebration (1967-2017) by Department of English, Swami Shraddhanand College in Collaboration with Department of English, University of Delhi. 24-25 Feb 2017. International Conference

*Presented a paper on “Interrogating the Causes and Effects of Alcoholism: A Christian Perspective in A Terrible Matriarchy” by Esterine Kere. National Conference on Re-Imagining the Idea of Nation" by TRACI on 23-24 Feb 2016 Delhi. National Conference

*Gave at talk titled “Rani Gaidinliu, the Freedom Fighter: Re-Centering” on the 22nd Death Anniversary of Rani Gaidinliu organised by Zeliangrong Students’ Union Delhi on 17 Feb 1017.

*Chaired National Seminar on “State, Society and Nationalism: Relevance of Rani Gaidinliu in the Contemporary Society.” By Rani Gaidinliu Birth Centenary cum Indigenous Cultural Festival Organizing Committee, under the Aegis of Zeliangrong Welfare Association Delhi and Zeliangrong Students’ Union Delhi, sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Government of India. 23 Jan. 2016

 

INVITED TALKS

 

* Gave talk on Theme "Vision of Haipou Jadonang and Its Relevance in the Contemporary Zeliangrong Society", on the occasion of 89th Myrterdom Anniversay of Haipou Jadonang on 29 August 2020. Online.

*Gave a talk at the 26 Year of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People's Celebration as one of the panelists on "Women's Role in Preservation of Indegineous Languages" under the Theme  Indigenous Languages and Identity. 29 August 2020.

*Gave a talk at the 25 Year of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People's Celebration as one of the panelists on "Indigenous Languages and Identity" 10 August 2019.

*Gave a talk as one of the panellists on "Tales of Pluralism" on "North East Day". organised by Department of Social Work, University of Delhi on 22 February 2019.

*Gave a talk as one of the panellists on "Emergence of Feminism in 21st Century India: Group Activism to hastags" at the Alumni Women Conclave, JNU on 24 November 2018.

*Gave a talk on "Folk Oral Narratives: It's Relevance and Function in Contemporary Times", organised by Naga Scholars Association on 13 July 2018.

 

 

 

Administrative Assignments

2014-2021 Nodal Officer

 

2021        Organised Orientation cum Talk for North East Students

2020        Organised cultural annual inter college fest "Rainbow Fest"

2018        Organised cultural annual inter college fest "Rainbow Fest"

2018        Organised Orientation cum Talk for North East Students

2017        Organized Orientation cum Talk for North East Students

2017        Organized cultural annual inter college fest “Rainbow Fest”

2016        Organized Orientation cum Talk for North East Students

2016        Organized cultural annual inter college fest “Rainbow Fest”

2015        Organized Orientation cum Talk for North East Students

2015        Organized cultural annual inter college fest “Rainbow Fest”

2014        Organized Orientation cum Talk for North East Students

2014        Organized cultural annual inter college fest “Rainbow Fest”

2021-2022               Member, fee concession committee 

2019-2020  Teacher-in-charge

2013-2014  Teacher-in-charge

2008-2009               College magazine, Sub-editor.                

2016-2017               College Magazine, Sub-editor.           

2013-2014               Attendance Committee member.

2014-2015               Member, Film Appreciation Committee

2014-2015               Member, Film Appreciation Committee

2014-2015               Member, Staff Association

 

Other Activities

 

 

Award 63 rd Annual Flower Show, University of Delhi. March 4, 2021
Theme: "Diversity of Flowers, Fruits & Vegetables in India"
Second prize: Virtual Photography competition (DU community category)

 

 

Performed a self-composed poetry at the second edition of “I Am” at commotion on 20 July 2018.

Rapporteur: “Strangers no More: New Narratives from India’s North East” by Professor Sanjoy Hazarika, Director, CHRI a talk organised by The Naga Scholars Association (NSA) NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. 2018

Performed a self-composed poetry “Your Life Will Change” at ‘I Am’, a creative forum to express our stories to help others at Commotion Centre on 16th March. 2018

Organised a book release ‘Shringaar’ by FSLE, New Delhi with English Dept, ARSD College. On 12 April 2018. 2-3.30 PM.

Read Self Composed Poetry titled “To A Million and More” in the event “International Women’s Day” organised by English Department, ARSD College on 8 March 2016




Sports/Athletics 

2nd Position International Superwoman FullMarathon 8 March 2021. Virtual.

1st Runners Up 63 Ultra run 'Pagdandi Ultra" 29 Feb 2020.

1st position "Wings Full Marathon" 15 Dec 2019.

1st Runners Up Half Marathon 'Dwarka Charity Run sponsored by Mexico Embassy" 1 Sept 2019.

1st Position Halh Marathon "Hindustan Marathon" 31 March 2019.

1st Runners Up Table Tennis, ARSD College Annual sports Day 2018-2019.

1st Runners Up 400 metre Women Faculty, ARSD Annual Sports Meet 2018-2019.

1st position 15 k "Dwarka Charity Run sponsored by Mexico Embassy 1 September 2018.

1st position, Half Marathon "Columbian Annual Trail Run" 11 March 2018.

1st Runners Up 400 metre Women Faculty, ARSD Annual Sports Meet 2014