Elvin Xing Yifu
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology. My research is focused on an ethnographic study of two tribal organizations and their pursuit of the ‘common good’ (rights, development and identity) for the Koyas, a tribal community located in the region of Telangana, India. Through conducting ethnographic fieldwork with the activists belonging to both organizations, I hope to explore how activism is not merely a struggle for rights but rather it serves as an articulation of identity, self, and aspiration.
Prior to pursuing my PhD in ANU, I have completed a M.A(Anthropology) from Hyderabad Central University and a MPhil (Social Anthropology) from Cambridge University. I have also worked as a Teaching Assistant with the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore and a Crime Analyst with the Singapore Police Force.