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Faculty

Head of the Department


Roma Chatterji

Professor
Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
:
Illness Narratives, the Sociology of Art, Folklore.

Faculty Members

 

Janaki Abraham

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
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tudy of kinship, gender and caste, visual anthropology and gender and space, particularly the study of towns


 

 

 

Anuja Agrawal

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (J.N.U., Delhi)

Research Interests
Sociology and anthropology of family, kinship, marriage, gender, marginal people, sex work, trafficking and migration

 


Kamei Aphun

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (J.N.U., Delhi)

Research Interests
: Sociology of Ethnicity, Social Movements and Conflicts, Political Sociology, Sociology of North East India, Sociology of Tribes, Sociology of Cultural studies and Identity


 

 

Yasmeen Arif

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
Politics of Life, Aftermaths of Violence and Crisis, Humanitarianisms and related international law, Urban Studies, Visuality and Films, Theory and Method in Anthropology/Sociology

 

Abhijit Dasgupta

  Professor

   D.Phil. (Sussex)


Research Interests
: Agrarian structure, sociology of development, and the sociology of social movements




Radhika Chopra

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
Militancy movements; Transnational Migration; Memory and Memorials; Gender and Masculinities; Punjab Studies; Visual cultures

 

Satish Deshpande  

Professor
Ph.D. (California)

Research Interests
: Caste and Class Inequalities, Contemporary Social Theory, Politics and History of the Social Sciences and South-South Interactions

 

 


Tila Kumar

Assistant Professor
M.Phil. (J.N.U., Delhi)

Research Interests
: History and sociology of sociology, dalit movements, sociology of India, subaltern studies, sociology of poverty, development and democracy

 

 

Vikramendra Kumar

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Delhi University)

Research Interests
: Environment and development, reproduction of gender, caste and class inequalities through social and cultural capital

 

 


Rajni Palriwala

Professor
Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
: Gender, kinship and marriage, care, citizenship, and the state, feminist theory and politics, agrarian and development studies and comparative sociology 

 

 


Tulsi Patel

Professor
Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
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emographic anthropology and gender, medical sociology, anthropology of reproduction and knowledge systems, family, kinship and gender and ageing

 


Shashi Bhushan Singh

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
Democratic 'community', religion and social life, social movements and qualitative research methodology

 

 

Nandini Sundar

Professor
Ph.D. (Columbia University, NY)

Research Interests
:
Citizenship, war and counterinsurgency in South Asia, indigenous identity and politics in India, the sociology of law, and inequality

 

 

 


Meenakshi Thapan

Professor
Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
: S
ociology of education, sociology of migration and gender studies


 

 

 

Sudha Vasan

Associate Professor
M.S. (Purdue), Ph.D. (Yale)

Research Interests
: Environment and development, reproduction of gender, caste and class inequalities through social and cultural capital

 

 

 

Sunil Babu C.T

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (J.N.U.)

Research Interests
Philosophy of Social Science; Social and Political Theory; Modernity and Nation-State; Caste, Media and Political Process; History of Indian Sociology; Indian Sociological Theories; Politics of Knowledge Production; Tribe, Education and the question of Marginality

 

  

 

Research Associates

Charu Sawhney

Ph.D. (J.N.U., Delhi)

Research Interests
Forced Migration, Ethnic Identity, Internally Displaced Persons and Urbanization, Displacement and Gender

 

 

Ilito. H. Achumi

Ph.D. (J.N.U, Delhi)

Research Interests
Sociology of tribes, Sociology of Northeast India, Study of identities and class formations

 

 

 

Preeti Sampat

Ph.D. (City University of New York, NYC)

Research Interests
Legal Anthropology, Anthropology of Infrastructure, Urbanization, Real Estate, Land Rights, Social Movements, Democracy and Capital

 

 

 

 

Professor Emeritus


Andre Beteille

Professor Emeritus
M.Sc. (Calcutta), Ph.D. (Delhi)

Awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India

Affiliated faculty Members


 

Rita Brara

Senior Fellow (Retired as Professor from the Department in January 2016)

Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
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tudy of kinship, agrarian society, rural development and popular culture

Former Faculty Members

Deepak Mehta 

Associate Professor (Voluntary Retirement taken in 2014)
Ph.D. (Delhi)

Research Interests
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tudy of material culture, the sociology of Muslim groups in India and the sociology of violence

 

 


Meena Radhakrishna

Associate Professor (Resigned in 2013)
Ph.D. (Bombay)

Research Interests
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olonial anthropology, issues concerning communalism, and subaltern groups

 

 

Poonam Bala

Associate Professor (Resigned in 2009)
Ph.D. (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Research Interests
Social history of medicine, Alternative medicine and colonial history, Policy, health and medicine, Race, gender and health, South Asian history and Diaspora

 

Rabindra Ray

Associate Professor (Retired in 2013)
M.A. (Kanpur), D.Phil. (Oxon.)

Research Interests
: S
tudy of Europe, Europeanisation and issues connected with the concepts of modernity and post-modernity, violence, and terrorism

 

Contact Information

Telephone: 91(0)11 27667858
Address: Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, 
University of Delhi (North Campus)
Delhi - 110007
India

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