Faculty Profile


Name : Navaneetha  Mokkil
Designation : Assistant Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for Womens Studies
School of Social Sciences
Room No :
Off. Phone : 011-26704166
Residence : 8469286986
Email : navaneetha@mail.jnu.ac.in   nmokkil@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in


PhD English and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010.
Graduate Certificate in Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010.
MA English Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005.
M Phil English Literature, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (now EFLU), Hyderabad, 2003.
MA English Literature, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 2001.
BA English Literature, University of Calicut, Calicut, 1999. 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Sexuality Studies, Feminist Theory and Methodology, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Gender and Literary Forms, Theories of Space.  


Assistant Professor, Center for Comparative Literature, Central University of Gujarat (2011-2014)
Lecturer, Department of Women’s Studies and Department of English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2010-2011)
Graduate Instructor, University of Michigan (2006-2009)
Courses Taught: “Visuality and the Public Sphere”, “Women and World Cinema” , “Introduction to Women’s Studies”, “Traveling Women: Gender and Movement in an Uneven World”, “Rewriting Childhood”, “Literary Theory”, “Modernism and Beyond”, “Public Formations of Sexuality”
Anveshi Women’s Research Center, Hyderabad, Research Fellow (2003-2004).
Independent research project with Shefali Jha on “Women’s Hostels as Urban Spaces in South India”, Sarai Independent Research Fellowship, CSDS, Delhi (2002-2003). 

Awards & Honours

2010: Honorary Mention, Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Michigan.
2009-2010: Rackham Humanities Research Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan.
2008-2009: Barbour Scholarship for Women with academic caliber from the Middle-East and Asian Nations, University of Michigan.
2007: Institute for Research on Women and Gender Graduate Student Research Award, University of Michigan.
2007-2008: Distinguished Faculty/Student Lecture Series Grant at the University of Michigan.
2007: Rackham Humanities Research Candidacy Fellowship, University of Michigan.
2005-2006: Rackham International Students Fellowship, University of Michigan. 

International Collaboration/Consultancy

None, at present. 

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

2011: “Re-Viewing Her Nights: Modes of Excess in Indian Cinema”. South Asian Popular Culture. 9:3. Routledge. 273-285.

2011: “Lives Worth Grieving For: Lesbian Narratives from Kerala”. Intimate Others: Marriage and Sexualities in India. Stree Samya Publishers: Calcutta. 391-413.

2009: “Shifting Spaces, Frozen Frames: Trajectories of Queer Politics in Contemporary India”. Inter Asia Cultural Studies Vol. 10 (1) Routledge. 12-30.

2003: “Susanna as an Entry-point into the Sexuality Debates in Contemporary Kerala”. Space, Sexuality and Postcolonial Cultures. ENRECA Occasional Paper Series: 6. Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. 121-134. 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

"Remembering the Prostitute: Unsettling Imaginations of Sexuality". 2013. Tapasam: A Quarlerly Journal for Kerala Studies. VIII (1-4). 86-113.

"Sensory Mirrors: Kamala Das’s Pakshiyude Manam". 2013. In 50 Writers, 50 Books. Ed. Chandra Siddan and Pradeep Sebastian, Delhi: Harper Collins. 15-20.

Thinking Women: An Introductory Reader on Indian Feminism (Co-Edited with Shefali Jha). Stree Samya Publishers: Kolkata (Forthcoming). 

Patents (if any)