Visiting Fellows

Under the CAS Program, international and national scholars are invited to spend time at the Department and be part of its ongoing activities and programs. Visiting Fellows meet and take some classes with M.A. and/or M.Phil students, depending on their interests and expertise. They also meet with Ph.D. students. In addition each Visiting Fellow presents their work at the Friday Research Colloquium.



Sociology of Communication, Graduate School of Business and Law RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Research Interests: The sociology of money and banking, globalisation, gender and financial inclusion; money, gender and family violence, migration and the transnational family; user-centered design of information and communication technologies and methodological issues related to qualitative research.

Alumni of the Department ( MA 1963-65)


Duration: 29th January 2018 – 1st February 2018


Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai

Research Interests: Gender and its interface with kinship, ageing, culture and identity, Indian diaspora and feminist methodology.


Duration: 31st January – 8th February 2018

Independent Scholar

Research Interests: The artistic, literary and visual responses to post-millennial ‘New India’. She publishes on genre fiction, Indian graphic narratives, domestic Indian book cover design of genre fiction and Mumbai’s public wall art.


Duration: 10th March 2018 – 17th March 2018

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology, Hyderabad Central University

Research Interests: Gender and Sexuality, Shifts in Marriage, Family and Kinship, Globalisation and Social/Cultural Changes, Theory and Pedagogy, Body and Culture, Ethnography


Duration: 12th March 2018 – 16th March 2018


Associate Professor

Department of Sociology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology, Mira’s College of Girls, Pune


Senior Lecturer in Political Economy and Honours Program Co-ordinator

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,  The University of Sydney, NSW

Research Interests: Women and employment in India and Australia, in particular women’s unions and the interface between paid work and care.


Duration: 17th January 2016 – 23rd January 2016

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

Research Interests: Science Movements, Sustainable Development.


Duration: 21st January 2016 – 30th January 2016

Professor (Retired)

Mysore University

Research Interests: Gender and Development


Duration: 20th February 2016 – 1st March 2016

Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department

Department of Sociology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Research Interests: Health Care, Well-being


Duration: 20th March 2016 – 30th March 2016


Associate Professor of Obstetrics

University Medical Hospital, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Research Interests: Medicine, Sex selective abortion and female infanticide

Duration: 25th January 2015 – 8th February 2015

International Professor, Development Sociology and Director, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Cornell University, USA

Research Interests: Informal work, Women’s work, Poverty, Bangladesh

Duration: 3rd February 2015 – 17th February 2015

Assistant Professor

Department of Humanities, IIT, Kanpur

Research Interests: Religion

Duration: 14th February 2015 – 25th February 2015

Assistant Professor and Chair of Punjabi Language, Literature, and Sikh Studies

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Research Interests: Sikh Tradition

Duration: 14th February 2015 – 24th February 2015

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology, Goa University

Research Interests: Pedagogy

Duration: 8th March 2015 – 14th March 2015

Professor (Retired)

Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia University

Research Interests: Bourdieu and Social Theory

Duration: 17th March 2015 – 30th March 2015


Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy, Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur City, Punjab

Research Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Gandhi, Hind Swaraj, Honour Killing

Activities: Participated in Punjab Today Seminar and conducted two lectures in Political Sociology

Duration: 5th February 2014 – 19th February 2014

Professor (Retired)

Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics, UK

Research Interests: Religion, Kinship, Economics, Politics and Language

1. Public lecture titled “How religion came about” on the 25th of February, 2014 at Delhi School of Economics
2. Lecture titled “The extraordinary privilege of being an anthropologist” on the occasion of Department Day on the 28th of February, 2014.
3. Two lectures in the Sociology of Religion

Duration: 17th February 2014 – 1st March 2014


Department of Sociology, Tejpur Central University, Assam

Research Interests: Sociology of Development, Environmental Sociology, Historical Sociology, Social Movements, Identity Politics, Culture Studies, and Society and Politics of Northeast India

Duration: 24th February 2014 – 8th March 2014

Professor and Coordinator, Demography Program

Department of Sociology, University of Maryland

Research Interests: Health and Education Policy, Human Development, Labor Force Behaviour, Poverty and Social Inequality, Demography, Gender and Development, Adolescence

Duration: 24th February 2014 – 8th March 2014



Department of History, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA

Duration: 3rd January 2013 – 17th January 2013

Professor and President, International Sociological Association

Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkley

Duration: 20th January 2013 – 30th January 2013

Professor of Oriental Studies

University of Warsaw, Poland

Duration: 17th March 2013 – 30th March 2013

Associate Professor

Department of Anthropology, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Duration: 19th March 2013 – 1st April 2013