Head of the Department

Sudha Vasan

Professor

Ph.D. (Yale University)

Research Interests: Sociology and anthropology of Environment, Development, Law, Social Movements, Himalayan region.

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Faculty Members

Janaki Abraham

Professor

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

Research Interests: Study of kinship, gender and caste, visual anthropology and gender and space, particularly the study of towns.

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Anuja Agrawal

Professor

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

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

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Kamei Aphun

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

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.

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Sunil Babu C.T.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

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.

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Satish Deshpande

Professor

Ph.D. (University of California at Santa Cruz)

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

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Devi Dayal Gautam

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Research Interests: 

Caste Politics, Dalit, Social Justice, Social Inclusion, Social Stratification, Dr. BR Ambedkar, Sociology of Diaspora, Indian Sociology, Sociology of Education.

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Tila Kumar

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

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

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Vikramendra Kumar

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

Research Interests: Sociology of Religion, Education, Development, Theory and Research Methodology in Anthropology/Sociology, and Economic Anthropology/Sociology.

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Charu Sawhney

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Research Interests: Forced Migration, Gender, Ethnicity, Sociology of Children.

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Chhavi Sharma

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (IIT, Bombay)

Research Interests: Urban Sociology, study of Migrants, Studying informality, Sociological study of the platform economy

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Shashi Bhushan Singh

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

Research Interests: Symbols and Society, Local-level Politics, Economic Sociology, Social Movements and Ethnography

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Nandini Sundar

Professor

Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Research Interests: Constitutionalism, Academic Freedom, Democracy, Law, Inequality and Agrarian Ecologies.

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Nupurnima Yadav

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Research Interests: Urban ecology, Qualitative research Methods, Visual Sociology, Sociology of Religion, and Astrology in India.

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Professor

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

Research Interests: Study of kinship, gender and caste, visual anthropology and gender and space, particularly the study of towns.

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Professor

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

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

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

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.

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

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.

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Professor

Ph.D. (University of California at Santa Cruz)

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

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Assistant Professor

M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

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

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

Research Interests: Sociology of Religion, education, development, theory and research methodology in Anthropology/Sociology, and Economic Anthropology/Sociology.

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Professor

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

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

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

Research Interests: Democratic ‘community’, religion and social life, social movements and qualitative research methodology

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Professor

Ph.D. (Columbia University)

Research Interests: Citizenship, war and counter-insurgency in South Asia, indigenous identity and politics in India, the sociology of law, and inequality.

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Professor

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

Research Interests: Sociology of education, sociology of migration and gender studies.

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Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Yale University)

Research Interests: Sociology and anthropology of Environment, Development, Law, Social Movements, Himalayan region.

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Retired/Former Faculty Members

Abhijit Dasgupta

Professor (Retired)

D.Phil. (University of Sussex)

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

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Meenakshi Thapan

Professor (Retired)

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

Research Interests: Sociology of education, sociology of migration and gender studies.

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Radhika Chopra

Professor (Retired)

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

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

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Rajni Palriwala

Professor (Retired)

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

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

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Yasmeen Arif

Associate Professor (Resigned)

Ph.D. (University of 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.

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Roma Chatterji

Professor (Retired)

Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

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

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