Dolly Kikon grew up in Nagaland, India. She briefly practiced law in India
(2000 - 2002), before obtaining an MPhil in social science from Hong
Kong University of Science and Technology in 2004. She has worked as a
human rights activist and a researcher in the past. Her research
interests include, human rights, the indigenous question, property
regimes, and citizenship. Currently she is a PhD student at the
Department of Anthropology at Stanford University.