Syeda Sakira Sahin [ Deceased ]

Syeda Sakira Sahin [ Deceased ]

Associate Professor

MA (JNU) PhD (Gauhati)

Women's Movement and History, Feminist Legal Studies, Feminist Theory, Women and Health

Department of Women's Studies
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014

 Journal Articles and Book chapters

  • Communities and Cultures of Women: A study of Neighborhood Groups and Gated Communities in Assam Space and Culture India, Volume 4, Issue 2 (November 2016) pp 45-60 Published by ACCB Publishing England
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies and its Gender Implications with Special Reference to the Middle Class in Guwahati, Assam, IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Volume 21, Issue 6, Ver. 2 (June. 2016) PP 21-28 Published by International Organisation of Scientific Research 
  • ‘Women Law and Inheritance in the Context of Customary Laws of North East India’ Conference Proceedings of 2nd Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology & International Relations (PSSIR 2012), Published by GSTF 
  • Ethnic Identity and People’s Aspirations in Frontier States: Essays on Democracy, Society and Security in North East India’ Ed. Alaka Sarmah & Subhrajeet Konwer , Published by DVS Publishers, Guwahati. 2015
  • Growing Unrest in the Youth of North East India: Search for Peace’ in Violence and Conflict Resolution: Contemporary Perspectives’ Ed. Dr. Neelam Rathee, Published by Global Vision Publishing House, New Delhi.2010 
  • Patriarchy and Gender Security: Reflection on Globalisation, Media and Women in North East India in Human Security in North- East India: Issues and Practices’ Ed. Dr. Akhil Ranjan Dutta, Published by Anwesha, Guwahati 2009

Book Reviews


  • Book Review of the Book The Exodus is not Over: Migrations from the Ruptured Homelands of Northeast India By Nandita Haksar, Antyajaa: Indian Journal of Women and Social Change, June 2017, Volume 2 Issue1, Sage Publications
  • ‘Narratives of Violence Against Women’- A Book review of the book titled Dowry Murder: Reinvestigating a Cultural Whodunnit by Veena Talwar Oldenburg in The Book Review,  July 2011 edition Volume XXXV No.7
  • ‘Multiple Masculinities Multiple Contexts’- Review of the book Gender and Masculinities: Histories, Texts and Practices in India and Sri Lanka  ed. Assa Doron and Alex Broom, The Book Review, Vol XXXIX No 4, April 2015




  • Global and Indian Women's Movement 
  • Gender State and Citizenship
  • Women and Health
  • Gender and Violence
  • Women and Law


Areas of Interest

  • Feminist Theory
  • Women's Movements and History
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender and Violence



  • Ph.D in Political Science from the Department of Political Science, Gauhati University on the topic ‘Construction of Women Within the Property Rights Discourse: The Dichotomy of the Public and the Private’, 2013
  • Masters in Political Science, Centre for Political Studies (CPS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), 2003
  • Graduation in Political Science(Hons), Miranda House, University of Delhi, 2001

  • Winner of the grant competition organized by US Consulate under the Alumni Engagemnet Activity for the project entitled ‘Building Community Response to Counter Violence Against Women in Greater Guwahati Area of Kamrup District in Assam State of North East India 2014-15’ 
  • Co- Director for the project (18 months) entitled Effects of Violent Displacement: A Study of Women in Conflict Zones in Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) Areas of Assam 2008-2012” sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR), 2014


Nominated as Fellow for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Fight Against Gender Based Violence by the  Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, USA in the year 2015.




Jwngma Boro 

Asha Sharma

Aradhana Singha



Laltlanzuol Khawbung


 Invited Lectures (Recent)

Invited as resource person for the Monthly Lecture Series to deliver a talk on Reconceptualising Women's Health at TISS, Guwahati Campus on 23 March 2018

Invited as Resource person to deliver a talk on Women and Health at the ten-day certificate course on Women’s Studies organized by Women’s Cell, Handique Girls College Guwahati on 6th March 2018

Invited Lecture on Women and Health at the Gender Sensitisation Programme for University and College Teachers Organised by UGC HRDC and Coordinated by Department of Women's Studies on 6th January 2018 

Invited as panellist for a Panel Discussion in the Seminar on The Last Girl World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls Organised by Apne Aap and CAP-International at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 29th January-31 January 2017 

Invited Plenary Speaker for the Session ‘Driving the Change: Towards Inclusion and Gender Transformation’, at the first National Conference on the Girl Child organised by Plan India on 3 November 2017

Invited as Jury Member for Northeast Youth Debatathon organised by Society for Promotion of Youth & Masses (SPYM), along with Plan India on 15th October, 2017 

Invited as External examiner for conducting Viva Voce and for examining M Phil dissertations for two M Phil scholars at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati, on 25th May 2017.

Invited to judge the Inter-school Debate competition ‘War of Words’ as part of the 16th Annual Mofizuddin Ahmed Hazarika Literary Awards 2016 on 19thAugust 2016, held at Maria’s Public School Guwahati

 Invited to deliver keynote address in the UGC sponsored two-day National Seminar  on ‘Women in India: Problems and Prospects’ at B.N College Dhubri on 11th February 2017.

Invited as Resource person and delivered lecture on Gender Based Violence. Issues, Concerns & Consequences for the workshop on  “woMEn: Understanding my Responsibility in Combating Gender-Based Violence and Inequality  organised by Shakti Vahini New Dehi and US Consulate, Kolkata on 2ndFebruary 2017

Invited as Resource person to deliver a talk on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace at the ten-day certificate course on Women’s Studies organized by Women’s Cell, Handique Girls College Guwahati on 23rd February 2017

Invited as Resource person delivering two lecture sessions on Discourse Theory and Method and Content Analysis for the Research Methodology Workshop Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati on 3rd and12th April, 2016

Invited as a Chair & Discussant for the session on Gender Violence and Law at the Graduate Research Meet organised at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati. from 20-22 October 2016