Polly Vauquline

Polly Vauquline

Associate Professor

MA (Gauhati) PhD (NEHU)

Gender Geography, Women's Studies

Department of Women's Studies
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- pollyvauquline@gauhati.ac.in

 

  1. Surrogate mother – praiseworthy or stigmatized: a qualitative study on perceptions of surrogacy in Assam, India in  Global Health Action, 10:1, June: 2017, Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group, pp: 1-10. ISSN: 1654-98801328890, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1328890, (Joint paper- 2nd Author).  
  2. Protecting Women from Domestic Violence in Assam, India? Evaluating Section 498-A, The Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1983 vs the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005 in Journal of International Women's Studies, Volume 18, Issue 1, November, 2016, ISSN 1539-8706. November (online) pp: 132-144 (Joint paper- 2nd Author).
  3. Socialisation Process, Power Relations and Domestic Violence: Marginal Voices of Assamese Women in Space and Culture, India, November: 2015, Volume 3, Number 2, 2015, ISSN 2052-8396 (Online) pp: 54-71
  4. Sexual Harassment of Women at Professional Spaces: Its Preventive Measures, Abhibyakti, Annual Journal, Vol-II, 2014, Women Cell, ACTA, Published by ACTA House, Guwahati, pp: 11-17, ISSN: 2450-0546,
  5. Sexual Harassment at Professional and Public Spaces: An Under Addressed Gender Crime in Drishtopath: Perspectives published by Manthan, Dibrugarh University, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Dec-2013, ISSN: 2320-0855.
  6. Darker Side of Urbanisation: Incidences of Sexual Harassment in Guwahati in Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol-III, Issue-X, Oct-2013, [ISSN:2250-1665]
  7. A Mirage or Rural Life Line? Analysing the Impact of Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act on Women Beneficiaries of Assam, Space and Culture, India,Vol 1, No 1. May, 2013, ISSN 2052-8396  (Joint paper- 2nd Author). Pp: 83-101
  8. Urbanisation and Violence Against Women in Radix International Journal Of Research In Social Science, Volume 1, Issue 11 (November 2012) ISSN: 2250 – 3994, pp-1-10
  9. Growing Incidences of Gender Crimes and Dowry Deaths: An Evolving Threat to Assamese Society in  Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol-2, Issue-10, Oct-2012, [ISSN:2250-1665], pp-41-53
  10. Towards a Socially Sustainable India: An Analysis of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, 2006, paper published in the conference proceeding of the ICONSMEEDS, International Conference on ‘Strategic Management of Energy, Environment and Disaster for Sustainable Development, organized by Banaras Hindu University in collaboration with Global Strategic Management Inc. Michigan, U.S.A., Vol-1, pp. 2010, 62-74. (Joint paper- 2nd Author).
  11. Occurrences of Sexual Harassment of Women both in Public and Professional Spaces in Guwahati City: A Gender Geographical Analysis, Vasundhara, Vol-1, 2011, [ISSN 2250 1908].
  12. Forces and Processes of Modernisation, Changing Human Values and Violence Against Women in the E-Proceeding of International Geographical Union Commission Seminar, 2010 E-Proceeding organised by Cotton College, Guwahati.
  13. Changing Status of Women in Assam, in Conference Proceedings of National Association of Geographers, national seminar on Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol-1, 1998,  pp. 72-76.

  1. Women’s longevity, is it a boon or a curse? in Human Rights, Gender and Environment Edit Dikshita Bhuyan and Priyanka Bhuyan, Published by  Appoccus, Cotton College, Guwahati. 2014, Pp. 65-75,  ISBN no: 978-93-82495-17-8
  2. Women and Higher Education in Assam: Trends and Gender Disparities, in Challenges of Higher Education in Assam: A Report on the Current Status and an Agenda of Action, Rashmi Prakas, Guwahati, 2014, Pp 438-454,  ISBN-13: 978-81-927066-0-3
  3. Sexual Harassment of Women Outside Home: An Impediment to Empowerment.  In S. K. Kashyap (Eds), Economic Empowerment of Women in the Northeast Region: Issues and Challenges, Economic Planning Forum, Nalbari, Assam, 2012, (pp. 59-66). [ISBN  978-81-910812-3-7]
  4.  Incidences of Dowry Death and Atrocity by Husband and In-laws in Assam: A Review. In Dr. S. Saikia (Edi), Empowerment of Women: Issues Involved, RGB College, Guwahati, 2009, pp.161-168
  5. Crimes Against Women in Greater Guwahati, in Alam. K et al. (ed), Guwahati: The Gateway to the East, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2001, pp 204-213. [ISBN 81-70220876-X]  

  • Gender and Climate Change: Contextualising the Issue of Vulnerability in XXIX Biennial Conference of North East India Geographical Society (NEIGS) cum XI International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission Seminar on Environment and Sustainable Livelihood held in B. Borooah College, Guwahati, India from 08.02.2018 to 10.02.2018
  • Status of Elderly Women in Assam: Idealist and Reality in the panel Gender Issues in South Asia and Japan in 45th Southwest Conference on Asian Studies held at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antanio, Texas, USA on 14.10.2016 and 15.10.2016.
  • Happiness and Well-Being: Probing through Gender Lenses in  International Conference on Gross National Happiness Conference, From GNH Philosophy to Praxis and Policy in Paro, Bhutan 03/11/2015-06/11/2015 organised by Centre for Bhutan Studies, Bhutan.
  • Biodiversity, Indigenous Knowledge and Women” in Institute of Indian Geographers (IIG) 36th Indian Geographers’ Meet and International Seminar on Environmental Changes and Challenges: Local, Regional and Global Perspectives, organised by Department of Geography, Gauhati University, 25-28 Feb, 2015.
  • Power in Intimate Human Relations and the Marginal Voices in XVIII Congress of IOHA: Power And Democrat: The Many Voices Of Oral History, organized by University of Barcelona, Spain and the International Oral History Association (IOHA), 9th to 12th July 2014.
  •  Hidden Issues of Women Workers at National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: An analysis from the perspective of feminist political economy, in International Seminar on Contextualizing Geographical Approaches to Studying Gender in Asia, organized by International Geographical Union Commission, The Australian National University & University of Delhi, 2010.
  • Towards a Socially Sustainable India: An analysis of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, 2006 in International Seminar on Strategic Management of Energy, Environment and Disaster for Sustainable Development, organized by University of Michigan and Banaras Hindu University, Vanaras, 2010.
  •  Forces And Processes Of Modernisation, Changing Human Values and Violence Against Women in International Seminar on Land Use, Biodiversity and Climate Change organized by International Geographical Union Commission in Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam, 2010.
  •  Forces and Processes of Migration and Violence against Women in Greater Guwahati Urban Area, N-E India in ‘Pacific Worlds in Motion: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Asian Migration’ organized by National University of Singapore and University of British Columbia, in National University of Singapore, 2009.
  •  Strategies for Improving the Position of Girl Child in India, in World YWCA Council organized by World YWCA, Cairo, Egypt, 1999.

 

Ongoing:

  • Principal Investigator of UGC Major Research Project on Prevention, Prohibition and Redress of Sexual Harassment at Professional and Public Places in Assam and Meghalaya: Post 23rd April, 2013 
  • Principal Investigator of a collaborative project with North East Network on Workplace: A Site Of Sexual Harassment Of Woman 
  •  Joint Investigator of  Project Puchki a collaborative project with earth&us and ONGC. The project is on Sanitation, Hygiene, Menstruation Hygiene Management and Sustainable Living 

 

Completed: 

  •  Principal Investigator of a project on Impact Assessment On Corrective Surgery for Cleft Lip/Palate Patient Conducted By Indian Oil Corporation Through Mission Smile in collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation. Completed in 2016.
  •  Joint Investigator of a collaboration project on Surrogate mother: praiseworthy or stigmatized. A qualitative study on perceptions of surrogacy in Assam, India with the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH),  Uppsala University, Sweden on surrogacy with Uppsala University, Completed in 2016.
  •  Member of the Expert Committee of the Report on Social, Economic and Political Status of Women in Assam, funded by National Commission of Women, India. Completed in 2017
  •  Research Associate of UGC Grant Project on Review of the Existing Schemes Devoted Towards Enhancing the Participation Rate of Women in Higher Education. Completed in 2012.

 

  • Mainstreaming gender in water policy and planning in Management Development Programme on Gender, Equity and Water Management organised by TERI School of Advanced Studies in association with ICEWaRM, Australia on 14-15 March, 2018; at Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati.  
  • Empowering Women on the occasion of International Women’s Day organized by Royal School of Commerce, Royal Global University, 08.03.2018
  • Legal Rights of Women at Workplace and Increasing role of women in corporate world and beyond in 1 day Training Program on ‘Women Empowerment and Development’  organized by Regional Headquarter, North Eastern Region, Airport Authority of India on 23/01/2018
  • Introduction to Patriarchy in 7-day Short Term Course on “Gender Sensitization for senior teachers of University and College, organized by University Grants’ Commission, the Human Resource Development Centre, Gauhati University on 05/01/2018
  • Diversity Management & Gender sensitization in Gender Sensitization Workshop organized by Indian Oil Corporation Limited,  Guwahati on 06.12.2017
  • What is Gender? Patriarchal Society and the Control mechanism and How gender  stereotyping is a hindrance to women empowerment? in 3-day Training Course on ‘Empowerment of Women’ organized by Assam Administrative Staff College on 28.08.2017
  • UN Women  round-table consultation, 'Leave no one behind : Planet 50-50 by 2030', on 30th of October, 2017 at Hotel Raddison Blu, Guwahati.
  • Emerging areas of Social Science Research with special Reference to Women and Children in the Orientation Course on Research Methodology for the Faculty of Social Sciences of North Eastern Region organized by the Regional Centre, Guwahati of National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development from  October 23 – 27, 2017
  • Witch Hunting in Assam in Ekaluvya, a special audio program organized by the Multi-media Unit of K. K. Handique State Open University on 21.08.2017
  • Sexual harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redresal) Act in Sensitisation Program on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace organized by Assam Gas Company Ltd, Duliajan on 6th and 7th July, 2017
  • Perception and Concepts of Gender & Gender Identity of Elderly Women in 3 Day Training Course on Gender Sensitization organized by DoPT, Government of India and Administrative Staff College, Govt of Assam, Guwahati on 10.04.2017
  • Situational Analysis of Women in Eastern Region with special reference to Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in the “Orientation Programme on Combating Violence against Women and Girls for College/ University Teachers”  organized by the Regional Centre, Guwahati of National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development from May 15-19, 2017 
  • Situational Analysis of  Women in difficult circumstances with special reference to Women in North-East Region in Orientation-cum-Refresher Course for the Counsellors of Family Counselling Centre organized by MIND India and Assam State Social Welfare Board, Govt of Assam on 24.3.2017, 27.3.2017, 30.3.2017 & 31.3.2017
  • Our role as parents, professionals & citizens to create gender equality on International Women’s Day organised by Zaloni Technologies, Guwahat
  • Gender and Climate Change on International Women’s Day organised by KKHOSU on 08.03.2017
  • Gender Based Violence: The Issues, Concerns and Consequences in the workshop on woMEn: Understanding My Responsibility in Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Inequality organised by Shakti Vahini and US Consulate, Kolkata held at Hotel Redisson, Guwahati, 2-3rd February, 2017
  • Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace organised by IQAC, Bajali College on 12.11.2016.
  • Understanding Witch Hunting - its Different Facets, Causes and Consequences in Sensitization Programme for Prevention of Witch Hunting for NGOs of Eastern Region  organized by National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development (NIPCCD), Regional Centre, on 22-11-16
  • National  Trend of Domestic Violence in India: Causes and Consequences in Workshop on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) 2005 for college/university teachers” at National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development (NIPCCD), Regional Centre Jawaharnagar, Khanapara, Guwahati from 21-23 September, 2016.
  • Gender Concepts on a Two Week Joint Induction Training Course for ACS and Allied Services organized by Assam Administrative Staff College, Govt. of Assam, on 25.10.2016
  • ‘Stop Sexual Harassment’ at IITG organised by Rights and Responsibilities Club, IITG on 13.09.2016
  • Institutionalisation of Women’s Studies in Refresher Course in Women’s Studies and Contemporary Issues-ID organised by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre: Gauhati University on 29.08.2016 at Gauhati University
  • Project Formulation in Women’s Studies and Contemporary Issues-ID organised by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre: Gauhati University on 29.08.2016 at Gauhati University
  • Participated as a consultant in the One Day Regional Stakeholder Consultation on Draft National Policy for Women, 2016 organised by National Commission for Women and Govt of Assam in Assam Administrative Staff College on 16.06.2016
  • ‘Gender Sensitisation and Women Empowerment: Issues and Challenges’ organised by IQAC, Guwahati College in collaboration with Unity Education Foundation, dated 25.06.2016- 26.06.2016
  • Gender Sensitization and Youth in NSS National Integration Camp organised by Gauhati University NSS Cell and Regional Directorate, NSS, Guwahati sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of  India on 27.04.2016
  • Conceptual Understanding of Gender in National Workshop on Gender Budgeting in Rural Development for officers of NE states organised by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt of India in collaboration with national Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD-PR),  Hyderabad at NIRD-NERC, Guwahati on 10.02.2016.
  • Gender Issues and Youth in NSS National Integration Camp organised by Gauhati University NSS Cell and Regional Directorate, NSS, Guwahati sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India for 24-30 April, 2016 at Gauhati University.
  • Youth and Gender Equity in Vision Youth-A Workshop to Reach Out the Young Minds on 18/02/2016 organised by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, New Delhi in collaboration with Nalbari college at Nalbari College.
  • Domestic Violence Against Women in India in Advance Level Training Programme on ‘Violation of Women and Child Rights in India organized by National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development (NIPCCD), Regional Centre on 03/09/2015.
  • Gender’-an issue of concern of recent time in 3-Day Training Course on Empowerment of Women organised by Assam Administrative Staff College, Govt of Assam on 10/08/2015- 12/08/2015
  • Participated in the Talk Show- JI KOM XORA KOM on Trafficking of Women in Assam, in DY 365, 15/08/2015
  • Women’s Studies: Institutions and Issues in Refresher Course in Women’s Studies (ID) organised by UGC-ASC, Gauhati University on on 10.03.2015
  • Project Formulation in Refresher Course in Women’s Studies (ID) organised by UGC-ASC, Gauhati University on ‘on 19.03.2015
  • Role of Women Cell in the Development of Women’s Studies as an Academic Discipline in Dimoria College organised by Women Cell, Dimoria College Teachers’ Unit on 14th Feb 2015
  • Social  Empowerment of Women in a UGC sponsored National Seminar on “ Society and Women Empowerment”, organised by Rangia College Women’s Studies Research Cell on 22nd Jan 2015
  • Role of Gender in defining Religion in a ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on “Gender in Different Cultural and National Contexts: Local and Global Impact on It and Its Role”, organised by Nowgong College Women’s Cell on 20th and 21st Jan 2015
  • Empowerment of Women in Kamrup District (Rural) of Assam in Socio-economic Perspectives in the National Workshop on Empowerment of Women in Kamrup District (Rural) of Assam in Socio-economic Perspectives organized by Rangia College on 20/12/2014.
  • Gender Geography and its Importance in Present Day Context in Bajali College organized by the Department of Geography, Bajali College on 8th August, 2014.
  • Methodologies of Women’s Studies Research in Refresher Course for the Ph. D students (ID) organized by Academic Staff College, Gauhati University on 20-06-2014
  • Qualitative Research Methodology, in UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Research Project Writing’, organized by S. B. Deorah College, 9-10th May, 2014.
  • Crimes Against Women on a National Seminar on “Prospect of and Challenges in Bridging the Gender Divide” organized by National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, 3rd May, 2014.
  • Intergenerational Leadership, in a seminar on Intergenerational Leadership organized by YWCA, Guwahati on 26th April, 2014 to mark the World YWCA Day.
  • Gender and Aging in the National Seminar on Aging in India with Special Reference to North East India being organized by Equal Opportunity Cell in collaboration with Chandraprabha Saikiani Center for Women Studies sponsored by ICSSR, from March 22 – 23, 2014,
  • Empowerment of Women on the occasion of International Women’s Day at IITG on 14.03.2014
  • Conceptual framework of Gender Based Violence, Causes and Consequences, in  ‘Sensitization Programme on Combating Gender Based Violence for Law Enforcement Agencies’ organized by National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Denelopment (NIPPCD), Regional Centre Guwahati, 11-13 Feb, 2014.
  • Feminist Research Methodology” on a Ten day National Workshop on Research Methodology organized by ICSSR, at USTM, Meghalaya, 9-18 Dec 2013.
  • Women’s Studies and Research Prospects in Career Counseling Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru College,  Boka, 03/05/2013.
  • Feminist Research Methodology on the Workshop on Women’s Studies as an Academic Discipline, organized by Tezpur University from 6th  and 7th  March 2012.