Terbi Loyi

Terbi Loyi

Terbi Loyi (MSHCWC, M.A., NET/JRF & Ph.D Ongoing)

Assistant Professor (Guest), Department of Tribal Studies
  1. Ph.D. in Sociology (Ongoing): Savitribai Phule Pune
    University, Pune, Maharashtra
  2. M.A. in Sociology (2016): Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra
  3. B.A. in Sociology (2014): Fergusson College, Pune,
  4. MSHCWC in Childhood, Welfare and Culture (AugustOctober 2022), University of South-Eastern Norway, Telemark, Norway

Research Projects:

  1. ‘Research Officer’ for a research project on ‘Let’s Make our City Smart’- Inclusive, Sustainable and Safe City through an Action Programme’ funded by Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education Government of India, under the principal investigator Prof. Shruti Tambe from 2018-2020.
  2. ‘Research Assistant’ for a research project on ‘Social impact of Metro rail in Pune City’ funded by CSSH UGC, New Delhi, under the principal investigator Prof. Shruti Tambe, from August 2017 to March 2018.

Invited Lectures/Resource Person:

  1. ‘India and its Diversity: Languages, Caste, Class, Religion, Ethnicity and Tribes’ for University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) exchange students at Dept. of Sociology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune on 25 January 2023.
  2. ‘Democracy, Election, and Governance’ at S.B. Patil
    Architecture College, Pune, from 8 July 2021 to 24 July 2021.
  3. ‘Plagiarism’ under the ‘Skill Development’ course organised by the Department of Sociology for its M.A. Students on 15 March 2021.
  4. ‘Pluralism and Unity in diversity’, organised by the
    Department of Sociology, Savitribai Phule Pune University with the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), on 14, 16 and 19 August 2019.
  5. ‘India and Its Diversity’ at Sanjeevan Engineering and
    Technology Institute, Panhala, Kolhapur, Maharashtra on 2 June 2019.


  1. ‘Interned’ at Red Cross Youth Department, Telemark,
    Norway, Norwegian Red Cross from August to October 2022.
Research Interests

Phenomenology-Sociology of Knowledge; Tribes and Ethnicity; Religion, Politics and Culture; Urban Studies, Social
Movements; Environment and Sustainable development.

Publications (Recent 5)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. ‘Losing Potential Demographic Dividend: Youths and
    Insecurities in Northeast India’, October 2023, Dogo Rangsang Research Journal, Vol. 13 (5), ISSN 2347-7180, UGC-CARE Group-I.
  2. ‘Civil Society and Anti Dam Movement in Tawang’, February 2019, Rethinking Development and Displacement in India, Research journey, Special Issue-155, p. 105-107, ISSN 2348- 7143.
Seminars/Conferences/Symposium Paper presented (Recent 5)
  1. ‘Music and Everyday Life Perspective’ paper presented at XX World Congress of Sociology in Melbourne, Australia, titled ‘Resurgent Authoritarianism: Sociology of New Entanglements of Religions, Politics, and Economies’ organised by International Sociological Association, 25 June 2023 -1 July 2023.
  2. ‘Against the Odds: Cosmopolitanism Over Ethnonationalism in an Ethnonational Diverse Space’ online paper presentation at conference organised by the ‘Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal’ titled ‘New Conceptualisations of Cosmopolitanism’ from 6 May 2023-7 May 2023.
  3. ‘Indigenous Religion and Reinterpretation of Myths and
    Icons’ paper presented at an International Webinar titled
    ‘Heritage and Growing up-An Indian and Norwegian
    Perspective’ organised by South Eastern Norway University and Department of Sociology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, 19-20 November 2020.
  4. ‘Everyday Popular Culture and Nationalism’ paper presented at an International Multidisciplinary Symposium titled ‘Open Pages in South Asian Studies-IV’ organised by Shivaji University Kolhapur, India and Russian State University for the Humanities, 29-31 January 2022.
  5. ‘Childhood and Its Construction: Emerging Issues and
    Challenges’ paper presented at RC 28 on Everyday Life at the 47th All India Sociological Conference titled ‘Hundred Years of Sociology in India: Exploring Trajectories for the Future’ organised by Indian Sociological Society at University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya, 20-22 December 2022.
  1. Three (3) months paid exchange programme at the
    University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway, from August – October 2022, funded by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (Hk-dir) UTFORSK.
  2. Senior Research Fellowship by University Grants Commission from May 2020-April 2023.
  3. National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research
    Fellowship (JRF), Qualified on 29th May 2017.
  4. Awarded Gold Medal for standing first at the M.A. Sociology Examination held in May 2016.
Membership in Academic Bodies/Organizations
  1. Indian Sociological Society (ISS) (Life Member): RC 28 –Sociology of Everyday Life, RC 17 – Sociology of Social Movements, and RC 19 – Urban Studies.
  2. International Sociological Association (ISA): RC 14 –
    Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture.
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