Timmayo Thumra is a PhD student at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. She has a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Economics from St. Edmund’s College, (Shillong) India; and holds a Master’s degree in Media and Cultural Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai). She has worked in two film-projects- ‘The Dancing Lion of Mazgaon’ and ‘Na Feriwala Kshetra’ and is, also an aspiring independent filmmaker.
Her research interests include issues of state-making, armed-conflict and transborder identities. She has been working closely with Tangkhul (tribe) Naga community in Myanmar and India and hopes to address the immediate realities of people in contested spaces.
Presently, she is a fully-funded PhD candidate, with Professor John Doyle, as her supervisor at DCU. Her research is on parallel-governance; of state and non-state actors, looking closely at how people navigate between Insurgent-control and Indian governance in the Naga areas of Northeast, India.