Dr Hla Maw Maw is an Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Yangon. She holds PhD, MA (Credit), BA (Hons:)Anthropology, Dip in English (SEAMEO CHAT). She has worked as a member of university teaching staff for fifteen years. She has not only taught university students but also done research in the field of anthropology. During fifteen years’ service, she first worked at Dagon University and then she was transferred to East Yangon University. Subsequently she worked at Yadanabon University and now she is working as a faculty member at the University of Yangon. Her main research interest is the culture of Shanni in northern Myanmar.