(Richard) RH Toppo


My area of expertise spans across the theme of state-society relations, especially in the context of tribal societies in insurgency affected areas of India. My immediate area of focus is Jharkhand, situated in the eastern part of the country. I have previously worked on examining the emergence and spread of Maoist Movement in the eastern and central parts of India. This was followed by eight months of fieldwork in Jharkhand, studying the role of State and insurgents in the everyday lives of the tribals. In my current capacity as a PhD resarcher, I look at State from a tribal positioning to understand the various way and means of effectuatung change in such insurgency affected regions. 

International Institute of Social Studies

External PhD candidate | ISS PhD
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage

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Imagining alternative research methods for social change

Workshop by Karin Astrid Siegmann and Richard Toppo taking a critical look at the practice of social science research.
Transformative Methodologies workshop DIT Day 2022

Making research truly transformative

For research to be socially transformative, the research process itself must be socially just. This post describes an ISS project developing such a methodology.
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