Catriona Child



Catriona Child is an independent researcher with socio-historical expertise on the Zeme Naga communities in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland states in Northeast India. Holding a Master's degree in environmental studies from University College of North Wales, she is particularly interested in the linkages between colonial and postcolonial social histories in the Northeast (her mother Ursula Graham Bower being among the most prominent), as well as current efforts among indigenous communities and scholars to recover and preserve vernacular archives. A highly sought after guide, she consults regularly for Cox & Kings and National Geographic Expeditions, and has been instrumental in establishing of one of the first indigenous-run, independent museums based in Northeast India based in Laisong, North Cachar, Assam. She resides in both Kashmir and in New Delhi.