Professor Kham Khan Suan Hausing, currently the Head of the Department of Political Science, has been selected as the Joint Winner of the 2023 Regional Studies Association Best Paper Award for his article titled, ‘Autonomy and the territorial management of ethnic conflicts in Northeast India’  published in the journal Territory Politics, Governance.


In her email intimating about this Award on 13 March, Lesa Reynolds, Project Manager of Events, Funding and Awards of the Regional Studies Association based in Sussex, United Kingdom states that this Award is being conferred to recognise Prof Hausing’s  ‘outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies.’  The Award, Reynolds stated, is a part of RSA’s ‘programme of acknowledging and celebrating excellence in the field.’

The Award will be conferred to Prof Hausing virtually soon, like the previous years (see here:

In collaboration with Taylor and Francis, the Regional Studies Association publishes five high impact journals, namely, Regional Studies; Spatial Economic Analysis; Regional Studies, Regional Science; Area Development and Policy, and Territory, Politics, Governance.

According to the latest Journal Citation Report (JCR, 2021), Territory, Politics, Governance is a Q1 journal with an impact factor of 3.025. Based on the publications from the last four years in TQCC [Top quartile citation count  which reflects the number of citations accrued by the paper that resides at the top quartile (the 75th percentile)],  Territory, Politics, Governance is ranked by JCR, 2021 in top 16 out of the 175 Political Science journals (Source: