Haripriya Soibam is an independent researcher. She has been a FWO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University, Belgium. She was also a Fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Shimla. Soibam Haripriya has taught at the Centre for Sociology and Social Anthropology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati campus and Gender Studies Programme, Ambedkar University. Her research interests include violence studies, gender studies and anthropology of fiction/poetry. Her (edited) forthcoming book Homeward (2021) is published by Zubaan, New Delhi. She is also a poet and her poems have appeared in anthologies such as A Map Called Home (2018), Centrepiece (2017), 40 Under 40: An Anthology of Post-Globalization Poetry (2016). Some of her poems have been included in ‘Muse India’ (May-June 2019) issue, ‘Poetry at Sangam’ (July 2019) issue and the bi-monthly journal of Sahitya Akademi— ‘Indian Literature’.