Chinmayi Sarma is Assistant Professor at the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She completed her Ph.D from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi working on ‘Catastrophe and Indigenous Culture’. She is interested in themes of Ecology and Society. During her brief stint at University of Delhi, she developed interest in Disaster Studies. As part of North Eastern Council (NEC), a Government of India sponsored research project, she completed her study on annual flooding in the context of Brahmaputra Valley. Currently, she is working on ‘Indigeneity, Sustainability and Role of Women in Bio-Economy’.