Maitrayee
Maitrayee Chaudhuri
Professor and Chairperson
Centre for the Study of Social Systems,&
Co-ordinator, UGC-CAS
School of Social Sciences,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi-110067, India
Fax No. 91-11-686-5886
email : maitrayeec@gmail.com 

 
Education:

PhD Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University 1987
MPhil,  Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University 1980
MA , Sociology  Jawaharlal Nehru University 1977-1979
BA (English Honours) St. Mary's College, North Eastern Hill University

Positions Held:

2005 onwards  Professor
Centre for the Study of Social Systems
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

2006-2008  Director, Women’s Studies Programme.JNU
2004-2005 Coordinator, Global Studies Programme (GSP)     

1997-2005  Associate Professor
Centre for the Study of Social Systems
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
                                 
1990-97  Assistant Professor
Centre for the Study of Social Systems
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

1987-90 Lecturer
Jesus and Mary College
University of Delhi, New Delhi  
                                                                                                                                               
1985-87 Project Co-ordinator
Centre for Technology and Development, New Delhi.

Visiting Fellowships:

1.  Visiting DAAD Guest Professor. Albert Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany  (Offered a Course On “Gender and Society in South Asia” Summer 2003)

2. Visiting Fellow, Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. 1995-1996.

3. Visiting Fellow, Institute of Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston. 1995-1996.

Committee Appointments :

  1. Member, , Advisory Committee, Centre for Media Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU, 2013.
  2. Member, Academic Council, Tezpur University, 2012-onwards.
  3. Member, Research Advisory Committee, National Labour Institute, Noida, 2013.
  4. Member, Executive Council, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, 2010-onwards)
  5. Expert Committee Member for formulation of courses on women studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
  6. Member, Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi.
  7. Expert Committee Member UNESCO Project on Intangible Heritage, Women and Development, 2000.
  8. Expert Committee Member for formulation of MA course in Sociology IGNOU, 2003.
  9. Member, Textbook Development Committee for Sociology NCERT 2005.
  10. Advisor, Textbook Development Committee for Sociology NCERT 2006.
  11. Co-ordinator, Course Committee on Sociology CBSE 2009- 2010.
  12. Member 6th ICSSR Research Survey and Exploration in Sociology and Social Anthropology, 2009.
  13. Member Curriculum Development Committee, Women Studies, UGC, 2010.
  14. Member, Advisory Council, Centre for Media, Communication and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, 2008 -2012.
  15. Member Board of Studies, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia. 2010-2012.
  16. Member Board of Studies School of Liberal Arts, Ambedkar University, Delhi, 2013.

Member of Editorial Boards of Journals

  1. Member, International Editorial Advisory Board. Society and culture in South Asia, South Asian University, New Delhi.

Publications:
 
Books

1. The Indian Women's Movement: Reform and Revival 1993. (Delhi, Radiant) Reprinted 2010 (Delhi, Palm Leaf Publications)

2. ed. Sociology in India: Intellectual and Institutional (Rawat, Jaipur, 2010)

3. ed.  Feminism in India (Women Unlimited/Kali, New Delhi, 2004) (Zed, London, 2005), (Palgrave 2005. 4th edition 2011.

4. ed.  The Practice of Sociology (Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2003)

Co-authored Books

  1. Introducing Sociology (NCERT, Delhi, 2006) (Textbook for class XI)
  2. Indian Society (Textbook for class XI) (NCERT, Delhi, 2006)
  3. Structure and Process in Indian Society (Textbook for class XII) (NCERT, Delhi, 2007)
  4. Change and Development in Indian Society (Textbook for class XII) (NCERT, Delhi, 2007)

Courses Taught

1. MA Compulsory Courses
Concepts and Theories of Social Change in India
Methodology of Social Sciences
Sociological Thinkers
Sociological Theory

2. MA Optional Courses
Women and Society in India: A Comparative Perspective
Globalization, International Institutions and Society

3. MPhil Compulsory Courses
Theoretical Orientations in Sociological Analysis
Methods of Social Sciences

4. MPhil Optional Courses
Democracy, Mass Media and Nation-building
Ethnic Groups and Communities: Problems of Identity and Nation-building

Articles

  1. Indian "Modernity" and "Tradition": A Gender Analysis', Polish Journal of Sociology 2(178)12 Analysis pp. 281-293.
  2. "Higher education in 'global' India: the need for critical sociology" in Ishwar Modi ed. Education, Religion and Creativity Essays in Honour of Professor Yogendra Singh 2013 (Rawat Jaipur) pp. 3-22.
  3. "Sociology and Social Transformation: Why Revisit this Connection Today? Rajasthan Journal of Sociology Vol. 4 October 2012. Pp.1-15.
  4. Feminism in India: The Tale and its Telling "Décoloniaux Feminisms, Gender and Development ". Reveu Tier Monde (RTM) 209 (University of Paris) January March 2012 pp. 19-36.
  5. "Gender and Globalization: Shifts in Developmental Paradigms" in ed. Biswajit Das's ed. Interrogating Development: Discourses on development in India Today (Jaipur, Rawat, 2011) pp.131-151.
  6. "Gender Discourse and its many Avatars: How Critical? How Mainstream? in ed. Prashant Trivedi ed. The Globalization Turbulence: Emerging Tensions in Indian Society (Jaipur, Rawat 2011) pp.239-267.
  7. Looking Back: The Practice of Sociology at CSSS” in ed. Sujata Patel Doing Sociology in India: Geneologies,  Locations,  and Practices (Delhi, OUP,  2011) pp.158 – 187.
  8. Sociological Knowledge and its Possibilities” Discussion Sociological Bulletin 60(1) January April 2011.Pp.108-114.
  9. Nationalism is not what it used to be: can feminism be any differentNivedini : Journal of Gender Studies Volume 16  November 2010 pp. 120-145.
  10. Indian Media and its Transformed PublicContributions to Indian Sociology Volume 44 (1&2) 2010. pp.57-78.
  11. “The Travels and Travails of the Concept of ‘Gender’” in ed.Maitrayee Chaudhuri Sociology in India: Institutional and Intellectual Practices  (Jaipur, Rawat)
  12. “The Family and Its Representation: From Indology to Market Research” ed. Yogendra Singh Social Sciences: Communication, Anthropology and Sociology History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization Vol. XIV Part 2 (Delhi, Pearson 2010) pp. 363-389.
  13. “Multiculturalism: The Story from an Indian Point of View” 2008 International Journal of Humanistic Ideology 1:2 Autumn Winter pp. 67-90.
  14. “Old Issues and New Global Contexts”,  Sociological Bulletin 56:3 September December 2007, pp.438-441. 
  15. "Moving Beyond 'Cultural Dupes' and 'Resistant Readers': Issues of Constraints and Freedom in Contemporary Indian Media, Communicator, Journal of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Vol.  XXXX No.1 January-June 2005 pp. 5-26.
  16. "A Question of Choice: Advertisements, Media and Democracy" 2005 in ed. Bernard Bel et al Media and Mediation Communication Processes Vol. 1. ( Sage, New Delhi) pp.199-226.
  17. "Sociology in Schools and Colleges" The Book Review October 2005  p.21-22.
  18. "Betwixt State and Everyday Life: Identity Formation among Bengali Migrants in a Delhi Slum" in ed. Meenakshi Thapan Migration and Gender in Asia (Sage, New Delhi, 2005) pp. 284-311.
  19. “Notes on Domestic Workers in Delhi” Occasional Papers of the Institute of Chinese Studies
    2004.
  20. "The Concept of Culture in My Classroom and in Globalised Times" in ed. Maitrayee Chaudhuri The Practice of Sociology (Orient Longman: New Delhi, 2003)
  21. "Women in Indian Society" ed. Yogendra Singh A Book of Readings in Sociology National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi, 2003)
  22. "Learning through teaching sociology of women" Indian Journal of Gender Studies  9:2 (2002)pp.
  23. "Media, Civil Society and the recent Gujarat carnage in India" Women in Action No.1 2002.
  24. "Gender and Advertisements: The Rhetoric of Globalisation", Women's Studies International Forum 2001 Vol. 24 No3/4 pp. 373-385 Reprinted in Joseph Turow and Matthew McAllister The Advertising and Consumer Culture Reader (Routledge 2009) Ch.11.
  25. Review Article "Family Values" The Little Magazine July August 2001pp. 58-60.
  26. "What Does Gender Have to do with Culture" Women's Link Vol. 7, No.3 July-September 2001, pp. 2-8.
  27. "The Woman's Question and Modernity: The Indian Story" in ed. Abha Awasthi and A.K. Srivastava Modernity, Feminism and Women Empowerment (Jaipur: Rawat 2001)pp.79-96.
  28. "Feminism" in Print Media' Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 7:2 (2000) pp.263-288
  29. Review Article titled "Analysing Gender and Societal Patterns" Book Review September 2000. pp.13-16.
  30. "Gender and the Indian Nation State" Sociological Bulletin 48 (1&2), (2000) also reprinted in ed. S.L. Sharma and T.K.Oommen Nation and National Identity in South Asia (Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2000) pp. 113-133. Also included in Sharmila Rege ed. Sociology and Gender (Sage, New Delhi, 2004) pp.
  31. "Women and Models of Nation Building: Some Changing Agendas" in Anand Kumar ed. Nationalism and Nation Building (Radiant, New Delhi 1999)
  32. Review Article on "Sociology and Feminist Interventions" Book Review February 1999.
  33. "The World of Advertisement and the Meaning of Globalisation" in Rajmohini Sethi ed. Globalisation, Culture and Social Change (Rawat,Jaipur, 1998)
  34. "Advertisements, Print Media and the New Indian Woman" Social Action 48:3 July 1998. pp.239-252.
  35. "Among my Own in Another Culture: Meeting the Asian Indian American" in Meenakshi Thapan ed. volume Anthropological Journeys :Reflections From the Field (Orient Longman, New Delhi, 1998)
  36. "Citizens, Workers and Cultural Emblems: An Analysis of the First Plan Document of India 1938" Contributions to Indian Sociology December 1995. Also reproduced in Patricia Uberoi Social Reform, Sexuality and the State (New Delhi, Sage, 1996) and Mary John ed. Women Studies Reader (Delhi, Penguin 2008)
  37. "Engendering the State, Community and the Family", Trends in Indian Social Sciences, June 1995.
  38. The Nineteenth Century Social Movement and the Women's Question" Women's Link 4 (4) October-December 1994.
  39. "Education and Women's Education: Are They Part of the Same Story" Women's Link 4(2) May-July 1994.
  40. "Sociology and Women's Studies", Social Scientist, October 1982.pp .21-29.

Forthcoming

  1. "Feminism in India" entry for Keywords in Modern Indian Studies (to be published by Oxford University Press (Delhi) in the series "SOAS Studies on South Asia" edited by Gita Dharampal-Frick,et al.
  2. "Indian Sociology: Theory and Method" ICSSR Trend Report, Oxford University Press 2013.
  3. "The new social movements (NSMs) and class analytics" in ed. Savyasachi and Ravi Kumar ed. 'Shifts and Turning Points at the Turn of the Century' in the series Social Movements, Dissent and Transformative Actions. Routledge, Delhi, 2013.
  4. "Gender, Media and Popular Culture in Contemporary India" in ed. Leela Fernandes Handbook on Gender in South Asia (New York Routledge)
  5. "Self and Society" B.Ed NCERT 2013.
  6. "Diverse Selves, Diverse Societies" B.Ed. Textbook NCERT 2013

Lessons written for the Indira Gandhi National Open University

  1. Founding 'Fathers' of Sociology I and II.
  2. The Contemporary Womens' Movements in India.
  3. The Contemporary Womens' Movements in South Asia.
  4. Stratification and Issues of Gender and Ethnicity
  5. Education and Empowerment for Women
  6. Texts for MA Sociology IGNOU
  7. Comparative Methods of Social Research 2005
  8. Feminist Method of Social Research 2005
  9. Participatory method of Social Research 2005
  10. Basic Concerns in Social Science Research: Intensive- Extensive Research 2009
  11. Basic Concerns in Social Science Research: Methodological Individualism- Holism 2009
  12. Basic Concerns in Social Science Research: Ideology- Value Neutrality 2009
  13. Basic Concerns in Social Science Research : Natural Science- Social Science Research 2009
  14. Gender, Caste and Class 2010
  15. Women and Economic Development 2010
  16. Women and Politics. 2010

Research Projects 

  1. " A Feasability Study of Women, Intangible Heritage and Development in Asia" UNESCO,2001.
  2. "Situational Analysis of Women and Children in the UT of Delhi", UNICEF Project co-authored with Dr. Anita Dighe, 1988       
  3. "An Analysis of Rural Energy Usage in Ten Villages", for the Centre for Technology and Development, New Delhi, 1987.
  4. "An Analysis of Integrated Rural Development Programmes and TRYSEM in Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland", Centre for Technology and Development, New Delhi.1985
  5. "Participation of Women in India's Political Life", co- authored with Dr.Vina Mazumdar, Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, 1984.

Papers presented at Conferences

  1. “Affirming Unity, Negotiating Diversity” Seminar on Multiculturalism, Chiang Maim Bangkok August 22nd to 27th 2009 .
  2. “Writing Sociology Textbooks: Reading intellectual and institutional legacies of sociology in India”  NCERT, Delhi, 22nd November 2007.
  3. “The Changing Terms and Meanings of Gender Discourse in India” Council for Social Development January 25th 2008, , New Delhi
  4. The Media and the Changing Urban Experience of Everyday Life", National Seminar on Technology and Society, Department of Sociology, University of Punjab, Chandigarh. 16th March 2006.
  5. "Gender and Caste in Sociology Textbooks" National Seminar on Education and Social Justice: Issues and Options, Dr. Ambedkar Chair, CSSS/SSS, JNU, 7th March 2006.
  6. "Does the State Have a Culture: Changing Discourses in India" at a Conference on "Politics of Culture in Contemporary China and India", Institute of Chinese Studies, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, (Venue: India International Centre Annexe, Conference Room III) New Delhi, 21st October 2005.
  7. "Ethnography of the State" Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economic, University of Delhi, 4th March 2005.
  8. "A Note on Domestic Workers in Delhi" Institute of Economic Growth, December 2003.
  9. "What have I learnt from Teaching Women's Studies", at the conference "Interrogating Disciplines/ Discipling Gender? Towards a History of Women's Studies in India" February 22, 2001. Orgainised by the Centre for Women's Development Studies held at Hamdard University, New Delhi.
  10. "Cultural Policy in Indian Sociology" at the seminar on "Knowledge, Institutions, Practices: The Formation of Indian Anthropology and Sociology", Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, 19-21 April 2000.
  11. "Print Media Advertisements and Indias' Changing Public Discourse", at the seminar on "Globalisation and the Challenges of the New Millenium", Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 31 March-1 April 2000.
  12. "An Idea of National Culture: A Comparative Study of Debates in the United States of America and India", at the seminar on "Culture and Development", Department of Sociology, Punjab University, Chandigarh 26-28 February, 1998.
  13. "An Idea of National Culture: A Comparative Study of Debates in the United States of America and India", at the seminar on "Culture and Development", Department of Sociology, Punjab University, Chandigarh 26-28 February, 1998.
  14. "Contending Identities of Asian Indian Americans: A Cross Generational Study in Cambridge", Institute of Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston. 24 May 1996.
    15. "The World of Advertisement and the Meaning Of Globalisation" at the seminar on "Globalization, Culture and Women's Development", Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 10 March 1995.
  15. "Representing Women and Models of Nation Building" at the seminar on "Culture and Nation Building", Centre for the Study of Social Systems, 25 March 1995.
  16. "State, Community and Gender: An Analysis of Some Debates",  Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU, 23 September 1994.
  17. "Contending Identities and Contesting Claims: State, Gender and Community", Delhi School Of Sociology, Delhi, 9 September 1994.
  18. "An Analysis of the 1938 Plan Document on Women" at the seminar on "Social Reform, State and Gender" at the Indian Institute of Economic Growth, 16 December 1993.
  19. "Some Questions of Method: Literature as a Source of Sociological Research" at the seminar on "Women's Writing in India" organised by Book Review Literary Trust and the Oxford University Press at India International Centre.  26 August 1993.

Lectures/Panel Discussions in India

  1. "The Sociology of the Media Industry" Refresher Course organized by the Centre for Media, Communication and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia 20th February 2013
  2. "Gender and Sexuality in the Media" Refresher Course organized by the Centre for Media, Communication and Governance Jamia Millia Islamia 20th February 2013
  3. "Gender and Media: From Invisibility to Hyper-visibility" Department of Sociology. Jammu University, Jammu. February 15th 2013.
  4. "The Concept of Gender" Refresher Course organized by Women's Studies Programme Aligarh Muslim University 12th February 2013.
  5. "Gender and Media in Contemporary India" Refresher Course organized by Women's Studies Programme Aligarh Muslim University 12th February 2013.
  6. " Rethinking the role of sociology" Department of Sociology, Guwahati University 5th 6th February 2013.
  7. Workshop on Curriculum for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses, Department of Sociology, Presidency University, Kolkata 10th 11th January2013
  8. "Pedagogic Practices" in National Workshop titled Contemporary Sociology in India: Theory, Research and Practice" sponsored by UGC, Government College Kota 6th November 2012.
  9. "Indian Sociology and the Contemporary Global Context" in a National Workshop titled "Contemporary Sociology in India: Theory, Research and Practice" sponsored by UGC, Government College Kota 5th November 2012.
  10. "Forty years of Sociology in JNU", Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU. November 1st 2012.
  11. "Feminist Theory and Method" at the Training on Research Methodology for Social Sciences Council for Social Development (CSD), New Delhi 8th September 2012.
  12. "Feminism: Theory and Practice" in the workshop "India- Women in Leadership (i-WIL) Programme" organized by Centre for Social Research (CSR) and Indian institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) held in J.N. University, New Delhi. 8th August 2012.
  13. "Towards a sociology of gender violence" in a workshop on Violence against women organized by All India Women's Conference (AIWC) , India International Centre, Delhi. 7th August 2012.
  14. "Contexts and concepts: The old and new in women's studies" in the Workshop on "The Challenges of Institutionalizing Women's Studies "April 20th April 2012 Women's Studies J.N. University, New Delhi.
  15. "Gender as a variable?" at the ICSSR supported 10 Day Research Methodology Workshop, organized by Dept. of Sociology, West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata. 5th April 2012.
  16. "Role of Social Sciences in 21st century India" Academic Staff College, Refresher Course in Political Science, Guwahati University, Guwahati 7th July 2011.
  17. "The category 'gender' and its implications for research" ,Course on Research methods in gender issues in labour, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, 26th July 2011.
  18. The Women's Movement in India: New Challenges. Study Abroad Course for students of St. Catherine University, Minnesota USA. Gandhi Peace Foundation, Delhi, 28th May 2011
  19. "Why Theory matters when we discuss methods?" Academic Staff College. Panjabi University Patiala Refresher Course 20th May 2011
  20. "Gender and Methods", Academic Staff College, Panjabi University Patiala Refresher Course 20th May 2011
  21. Cultural and Gender Issues at Workplace" Management Development Institute MDI, Gurgaon. May 13th 2011 in a programme on "Gender Issues in HRD for Women Scientists and Technologists."
  22. Chair of Session IV: Feminist spaces in the network society – Engendering resistance in Gender and Citizenship (Citigen) workshop in Delhi (26th to 28th April 2011) IT for Change New Delhi 27th April 2011.
  23. "Why Teach Humanities and Social Sciences" 31st January 2011 Mirza, Assam.
  24. "Sociology in 21st century", Rashtraguru Surendranath College, Barrackpore, West Bengal, Keynote Address for the Sociological Association of West Bengal. 6th December 2010.
  25. "Understanding Gender, Understanding feminism in India", Understanding India- An Orientation Programme for students from Johannes Keppler University (Linz, Austria) Rajendra Academy, Deen Dayal Upadhya Marg, Delhi. 20th September 2010.
  26. "Theory, Method and Feminist Research" Refresher Course in Women's Studies, Academic Staff College Jamia Milia Islamia, Jamia, Delhi. 9th September 2010.
  27. "Teaching Gender in India" at a Workshop organized by Oakton , Community College Chicago titled "Teaching India Critically", New Delhi 12th August 2010.
  28. "Women and Development" Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, 11th march 2010.
  29. "The Concept of Gender and Shifting Frameworks" Academic Staff College, JNU, Refresher Course in Sociology, 3rd March 2010.
  30. "Women and Community: Issues in India" in a workshop 'Narrating Women's Lives: Canada and India', Kamla Nehru College, University of Delhi 25th February
  31. "The Travels and Travails of the Concept of Gender" Keynote address for the Refresher Course in Women's Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi 5th October 2009.
  32. "A Social Charter for India: Citizens' perspective of Basic Rights" 2nd April 2009, India International Centre, Delhi.
  33. "Media in Contemporary India" Refresher Course in Sociology, ASC, JNU. 14th March 2009
  34. "Sociology of Gender" Refresher Course in Sociology, ASC, JNU. 9th March 2009
  35. "Understanding Gender", Kamla Nehru College, University of Delhi, 16th September 2008
  36. "Gender and Indian Society", IFS orientation Course, Council for Social Development, July 2008.
  37. "Culture in a Globalising India", Visiting Professors, Ohio, USEFI, Delhi, May 2008.
  38. "Violence against Women" Valedictory Address, UGC Sponsored Seminar on Violence against Women NAS (PG) College, Meerut, December 16th 2007.
  39. "Understanding Gender in Contemporary India" Department of Sociology, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi, December 13th 2007.
  40. "Cultural Changes in Contemporary India" People to Ambassador Programmes in USA, 2007 New Delhi November 21st.
  41. "Understanding Gender in India" USEFI Delhi July 7th 2007
  42. 'Indian' Society and 'Indian' Women" Council for Social Development,, Delhi, 14th July 2007.
  43. "Thinking about sociology as a discipline" Department of Sociology, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. 2006.
  44. "Contemporary Trends in the Media" Refresher Course, Women's Studies Centre, Academic Staff College, University of Pune. 10th February 2006.
  45. Globalisation and Feminism" Refresher Course, Women's Studies Centre, Academic Staff College, University of Pune. 10th February 2006.
  46. "The Ideology of pragmatism and the practice of Sociology", Department of Sociology, University of Pune, 9th February 2006.
  47. Patriarchy and the Social Construction of Gender" Refresher Course in Women's Studies, Women's Studies and Development in Higher Education (CPDHE), University of Delhi, 17th January 2006.
  48. "The Relevance of Sociology" in the second Refresher Course in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2nd December 2005.
  49. "Sociology and the concept of gender" in the second Refresher Course in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2nd December 2005.
  50. "Sociology and the Challenges of Globalization" in the second Refresher Course in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 5th. December 2005.
  51. "Theoretical Legacies in Sociology" in the second Refresher Course in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 5th. December 2005.
  52. "Sociology and the Concept of Gender", Sociology Refreshers Course, Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , 4th October 2005.
  53. "The Domestic Violence Act" A Sociological Comment, Panel Discussion India International Centre, September 24th 2005.
  54. "Sociology and its understanding of society", Department of Sociology, Miranda House, Delhi, 16th September 2005.
  55. "Social Construction of Gender" Women's Development Centre, Daulat Ram College, Delhi, 10th September 2005.
  56. "Participatory Sociology: Experiences and Reflections" Panel Discussion, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 17th August 2005.
  57. "Understanding Media Representations in Contemporary India", Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi 3rd February 2005.
  58. "The Institutional Dimensions of for Excellence in Sociological Research" Plenary Session, Annual Conference of the Indian Sociological Association, Gorakhpur, 27thDecember 2005.
  59. "Questions of Difference: Issues in the Women's Movement in India" for the Fulbright Scholars. USEFI, New Delhi, 9th December 2004.
  60. Sociology and a Gender Perspective" Refresher Course for Sociology, Academic Staff College, JNU 6th December 2004.
  61. "Feminism and democracy" Refresher Course for Political Science in the Academic Staff College, JNU. 9th November 2004.
  62. "A Historical View of the Indian Women's Movement" Refresher Course on Women Studies Delhi University, Arts Faculty, (South Campus) Delhi, 18th August 2004.
  63. "Understanding India: An Ancient Civilization, A Modern Nation" Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi. 28th July 2004.
  64. "A Gender Perspective on Labour Studies" Course on Sociological Approaches to Labour Studies offered at the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, 9th July 2004.
  65. "Gender and Democracy" 20th February 2004, National seminar on democracy and empowerment, JNU. New Delhi
  66. "Concept of Patriarchy" Refresher Course, Arts Faculty, South Campus, Delhi University, Delhi, 10th February 2004.
  67. "Gender Research: Theoretical and Methodological Issues" at a Course on Research Methods in Labour Studies. V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, 7th October 2003.
  68. "Representative Violence in the Media: Some Questions", National Council of Churches in India, YMCA, Chandigarh, in a workshop on "Media and Violence" February 8th 2003.
  69. "Representative of Women in the Media" in a seminar titled Journey of a Woman through Life" Janaki Devi Memorial College (JDM), Delhi University and University of Suderland held at JDM College, January 17th 2003.
  70. "Globalization and Changes in the Indian Print Media" Academic Staff College, JNU. December 4th 2002.
  71. "Women in Nineteenth Century Indian writing" CSDS December 3 2002.
  72. "The Indian Print Media, Advertisement and Gender in the Context of Globalization", Kamla Rani Memorial Lecture Series, The Dept. of Political Science and Sociology, Janaki Devi Memorial College, November 29th 2002.
  73. "Globalization and Gender" Centenary celebrations MKP (PG) College, Dehradun, October 2002.
  74. "The Social Construction of Gender" organized by the Central Institute of Education (CIE), University of Delhi and the Centre for Women's Development Studies, Delhi, , University of Delhi, Sept. 28th 2002.
  75. "Sociology and my Intellectual Journey" Academic Staff College, JNU, July 27th 2002
  76. "Women and the Family: National Policy for Empowerment of Women" "Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025, 8th March 2002.
  77. "Women's Movement in India", Dept. of Women's Studies, NCERT, New Delhi February 8th 2002.
  78. "Women and Polity" at The Eleventh Training Course on Methodology of Women's Education and Development The Department of Women's Studies, NCERT February 1st. 2002
  79. "Culture and Ideology" A.J. Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi January 22nd 2002.
  80. "Theoretical Perspectives on Women and Culture" Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, 21st January 2002.
  81. "Wives, Mistresses and Matriarchs: Women Leaders in Asia and Africa" Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. 14th December 2001.
  82. "Sociology: A Biographical View" Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, December 7th 2001.
  83. "Liberalisation and the Indian Print Media", Women's Studies Centre, Pune University, Pune 19th October 2001.
  84. "State and Culture in India" Women's Studies Centre, Pune University, Pune 19th October 2001.
  85. "Social/Caste Factors : Adverse Impact on 'National Security'" Intelligence Bureau's Central Training School (IBCTS) 10th August 2001
  86. "Role of Youth in National Integration" Vishwa Yuva Kendra New Delhi 6th August 2001
  87. "Indian Media in Contemporary Context" Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 25th July 2001.
  88. "Women's Movement in India" USEFI, New Delhi 12th July 2001.
  89. "Police Performance and People's Expectations- Gulf Between" at the Intelligence Bureau's Central Training School (IBCTS) February 14, 2001
  90. "Globalisation, Media and Women" Gram Niyojan Kendra, Adhyatmik Nagar, (Dasna) Ghaziabad, U.P. 14 January 2001.
  91. "Indian Media in the Era of Globalisation" Academic Staff College, J.N. University, New Delhi 14 November 2000.
  92. "Concept of Gender Justice", Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, 2 November 2000.
  93. "Gender as an Analytical Category" Jamia Millia Islamia, May 2000.
  94. "Social Construction of Gender" Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi, February 29 2000.
  95. "Development and Gender in India: An Overview" Extension Lecture, Department of Sociology, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi, February 17 2000.
  96. "The Media and Questions of Representations: Some Methodological Questions", Academic Staff College, J.N. University, New Delhi, December 8 1999.
  97. "Print Media, Advertisements and Gender Images", Academic Staff College, July 27 1999.
  98. "Rethinking Gender Norms" Kamala Nehru College, New Delhi, March 22 1999.
  99. "Interrogating the Popular Understandings of the Women's Question", Symposium on Women as Agents of Social Change, Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad, March 8 1999.
  100. "Family, Community and the State", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 30 November 1998.
  101. "Gender and Science", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 5 August 1998.
  102. "Social movements and Indian sociologists", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 23 July 1998.
  103. "Political Participation of Women in the National Movement and its Contemporary Relevance", Satyavati College, New Delhi, January 22 1997.
  104. "Fieldwork and Gender", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 8 December 1997.
  105. "Society in India: A Gender Perspective", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 28 November 1997.
  106. "Gender as a Dimension of Social Stratification", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 24 July 1997.
  107. "Feminist Theory and Methodology", Refresher Course, Department of Sociology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 12 July 1997.
  108. "New Issues in Anthropological Theory", Refresher Course, Department of Sociology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 11 July 1997.
  109. "Women's Role in the National Movement", Refresher's Course, Delhi University, April 1997.
  110. "Why Theory", Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, March 1997.
  111. "Teaching Sociology", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, November 1996.
  112. "Gender as a category of social analysis", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, November 1996, New Delhi.
  113. "Women Studies and the Social Science Disciplines", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, July 1996,New Delhi.
  114. "Need assessment of women in slum and squatter settlements" National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development, New Delhi, 28 August 1995.
  115. "The Household and the Developmental Cycle" The Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 16th August 1995.
  116. "A Gender Perspective on Human Resettlement Programmes" Human Settlement Management Institute, 22 May 1995
  117. "Tolerance and Modernity", Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, 10 February 1994.
  118. "Perspective on the Family, State and Community", Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, 25 October 1994.
  119. "Contending Identities of Asian Indian Americans: A Cross Generational Study in Cambridge", Institute of Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston. 24 May 1996.
  120. "Representing Women and Models of Nation Building" at the seminar on "Culture and Nation Building", Centre for the Study of Social Systems, 25 March 1995.
  121. "The World of Advertisement and the Meaning of Globalisation" at the seminar on "Globalization, Culture and Women's Development", Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 10 March 1995.
  122. "State, Community and Gender: An Analysis of Some Debates", Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU, 23 September 1994.
  123. "Contending Identities and Contesting Claims: State, Gender and Community", Delhi School Of Sociology, Delhi, 9 September 1994.
  124. "An Analysis of the 1938 Plan Document on Women" at the seminar on "Social Reform, State and Gender" at the Indian Institute of Economic Growth, 16 December 1993.
  125. "Some Questions of Method: Literature as a Source of Sociological Research" at the seminar on "Women's Writing in India" organized by Book Review Literary Trust and the Oxford University Press at India International Centre, 26 August 1993.

Lectures, Paper Presentations, Discussions Abroad 

  1. Contemporary India: A Gender Perspective. Watson Institute, Brown University, USA 5th April 2011.
  2. Discussant for Jyoti Puri’s presentation of “Racialization and Biologization of Queers: Sodomy Law and the Police in New Delhi”  Anthropology Department, Brown University, USA  6th April 2011.
  3. The Changing Public Discourse in India. Anthropology Department. Brown University. USA. 7th April 2011
  4. “The Indian Women’s Movement Today: India Today”, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, 9th November 2010.
  5. “ Was Intersectional Analysis Ever a Matter of Choice for Indian Feminism: Recognizing Theory”, Swiss Gender Doctoral School Conference titled “Paradoxes of Gender Inequality”, Visp, Switzerland, 10th November 2010.
  6. Research issues for urban sociology 2nd June 2009 University of Brown, Rhode Island , USA.
  7. “Against gender?” 4th June 2009, University of Brown, Rhode Island , USA.
  8. “Revisiting the debates on the nation and nationalism in India” Integrative Session, Durban, South Africa  27th July 2006.
  9. “Sociology of Culture and the Contexts of Globalization”, Albert Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany 16th June 2003.
  10. " A Feasability Study of Women, Intangible Heritage and Development in Asia" UNESCO and Iranian National Commision for Culture, Tehran, 25th to 27th June 2001.
  11. "Print Media, Advertisements and Gender Images" at the Conference on Women and the Millenium: Gender,Culture and Globalisation, Centre for Women and Gender, University of Warwick 24 July 1999.
  12. "Liberalisation, Advertisements and Representation of Women" Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,May 1996.
  13. "The Contemporary Women's Movement in India" , Women Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 4 March 1996.
  14. "Many Paths, Many Visions: Dialogues on Feminism" , Women and International Development, Joint Harvard/MIT group, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, 9 March 1996.
  15. State, Community and Gender: Historicising the Uniform Civil Code", Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, February 1996.
  16. Culture, Gender and Human Rights in India", 22 October 1995, Brandeis University, USA.
  17. "Towards a sociological understanding of dowry and dowry deaths in contemporary India', 1 October 1995, Harvard University.

Audio Video Programmes 

  1. Discussion on government policy on rural development with the Secretary, Department of Rural Development, D.Bandopadhya. Audio Programme for the course on Rural Development in the Indira Gandhi National Open University 1987.
  2. Discussion on the Role of Technology with the Joint Secretary, T.Ghosh in charge of Technology Missions, Department  of Rural Development. (Audio Programme for the course on Rural Development in the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi).
  3. Research and Script Writing for video programme on "Selling" for the course on Management in the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
  4. Production of a Programme on Women's Development for the PTI TV.

PhD thesis submitted under my supervision 

  1. Meenakshi Thorat "A Gender Perspective On Female Participation in Some Select Occupations in Pune City" 1998.
  2. Fazila Banu Lily "Construction of the Gender Division of Labour in Rural Production Systems in Bangladesh: Policy Implications" 1998
  3. Smita Verma "A Sociological Analysis of 'Ageing and the Aged among the Middle Class in Urban India: A Case Study of Lucknow" 1999
  4. Hettige Dona Yasanjali Devika Perera "The Puberty Ritual and Socialiation Among the Veddas" 1999.
  5. Sarath Wimalsirin Amarasinghe "Rural Women in Graassroot Level Organisationns: A Sociological Study of Select Developmennt programmes in the Hambantota District of Sri Lanka" 1999.
  6. Suruchi Pant "Understanding Rape: Society, Law and Government Policy" 1999
  7. Anjali Widge “A Sociological Study of Infertility Assisted Reproductive Technology" 2000
  8. Bahni Shikha Purkayastha " A Sociological Study of Health Practices in a Bangladeshi Village" 2001.
  9. Karunathileka "A Sociological Study of Teripahe village in Sri Lanka" 2002
  10.  Fauzia Manan A comparative Study of Women's Development and NGO intervention: select villages in West Bengal and Bangladesh. 2002.
  11. A. Prabaharan "A Sociological Study of the Use of Information Technology: A Comparative Study of Chenai and Delhi".2004. 
  12. Arita Wangoo “ A Sociological study of “Networks and NGOs” 2008
  13. Archana PrasadGlobalisation and Labour Reorganidation: An analysis of Social Compliance Audit in garment Industries in Delhi” 2008
  14. Sushree  Panigrahi “ A Study of Kashmiri Migrants in Camps in Delhi” 2008
  15. Sridhara Mishra  Family and Kinship: A Study of the Bania Community in Roorkee, Uttarakhand”  2009
  16. Kiranmoyi Bhushi Exploring Transnational Communities in Delhi and Chicago: An Ethnographic Study of Life Cycle Rituals  2010
  17. Lepoyh Denyage Sarath Vithrana Political Intervention and Social Change: A Case Study of a Village in North Western Sri Lanka 2010
  18. Jyoti Sinha Women and the Labour Movement in the Jharia Coalmines
  19. Tanwer Fazal, "Nation-State and Minority Rights in India: Comparative Perspectives on Muslim and Sikh Identities".
  20. Jessna Jayachandra, "What Makes News and Why: A Sociological Study of Select National News Organization in a Gulf Country",2012.
  21. Madhu Saran, "Interrogating Women's Empowerment in Micro Finance: A Comparative Study of NGOs in Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh",2013.
  22. Suchita Chakrobarti, "School and Society : A Sociological Study of a Government Secondary School a Village of Orissa An Ethnographic Study of a Village School in Orissa",2013.
  23. Surbhi Dayal, "A Study of Sex Work/Dhanda among the Kanjars, Family, Kinship and Economy",2013.

Submitted

  1. Pravati Dalua, "Changing Pattern in Craft Production and Consumption : A Study of Appliqué Crafts Communities in Pipli, Odisha" 2012.
  2. Tanaya Mohanty, "A Study of its Changing Contexts and Forms of Reproduction",2012.

Ongoing

  1. Supriya Chutani, "Representing Protest: From the Street to the Screen in Contemporary India".
  2. Illito H. Achumi "The Emergent Middle Class in Naga Society: A Sociological Study".
  3. Debabrata Baral, "An Understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility: Within the Nexus of the State, Society and Corporate Enterprise".2010
  4. Sanil M.N, "Understanding Knowledge in Selected Works of Pierre Bourdieu". 2010
  5. Mahima Verma, "The Sociology of Adoption : A study of the National Capital Region (NCR)".
  6. Swati Singh, "Issues of Development and Identity Politics in the Assembly Election 2012 of Uttar Pradesh".
  7. Ashish Kumar, "Women's Education and Institutional Culture: A Study of Rural Haryana".                             

MPhils awarded 

  1. Arvind Kumar, "Secularism in India: A Sociological Study" 1991.
  2. Smita Verma, "Women in the Indian Planning Process" 1992.
  3. Suruchi Pant, "Rape and Sati: Conceptualising Violence" 1992.
  4. Thumpa Sen, "Religion, State and Gender in India: A Sociological Study" 1995.
  5. Ratikanta Mahapatra, "Print Media and Communalism: A Comparative Study of 'The Times of India' and the Samaj'", 1995.
  6. Sridhara Mishra, "An Analysis of Select Feminist Critiques of Science", 1998
  7. Bahnni Shikha Das Purkayaastha, "Gender and Development in Bangladesh: An Overview", 1999
  8. Nandita Gupta, "Women in the Dalit Community", 2000
  9. Sonali Patanaik, "Crime and Gender", 2000.
  10. A. Prabharan, " Globalisation and Women Entrepreneurship: A Sociological Survey" 2000.
  11. Vetri Murugan, "Ideology and Patriarchy", 2001
  12. Archana Prasad, "A Sociological study Of Lesbianism" ,2001
  13. Sushree Panigrahi, "Stereotyped Portrayals Images of Women in Cinema: I n the context of Tradition Modernity", 2002.
  14. Panpimon Narknawa, "Media and War", 2004
  15. Beas Bhowmick, "Rape and Power in India: A Sociological Study", 2004
  16. Md. Mostafa Kamel, "Civil Society in Bangladesh: An Exploration Study.
  17. Nayanee Basu, "Reorganization of Labour in Capitalism and Women's Work: A Sociological Enquiry", 2007
  18. Jessna Jayachandran, "Mass Media and Nation Building: A Case Study of United Arab Emirates" 2007
  19. Saswati Barua, "A Sociological Study of Cities", 2008.
  20. Illito H. Achumi, "A Sociological Study of Modern Naga Identities", 2009
  21. Supriya Chotani, "A Sociological Gaze into the 'feast' of Television News in India", 2009
  22. Shashank Yadav "Sociology of India" An exploration into the Discipline"
  23. Sanil M.N. Understanding Knowledge in Selected Works of Pierre Bourdieu", 2010
  24. Debabrata Baral, "An Understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility: Within the Nexus of the State, Society and Corporate Enterprise",2010
  25. Swati Singh, Sociology of the Transformed State: A Human Rights Perspective", 2011
  26. Gayatri Nair, 'Contested Modernity: The Question of Caste", 2012
  27. Pravati Dalua, " A Sociological Study of Consumption Practices", 2007
  28. Mahima Verma, "Sociology of Honour Killing", 2011
  29. Aarda Surendran, "Women's Work and Technology in Rural India: A Survey of Approaches", 2012
  30. Arjun Sengupta, "Class and Exploitation in Agriculture: Debate on the New Farmers Movements", 2012.

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