Faculty Profile


Name : Mallarika  Sinha Roy
Designation : Assistant Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for Womens Studies
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 421
Off. Phone : 011-26704146
Residence :
Email : msroy@jnu.ac.in   mallarikasinharoy@yahoo.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in


D.Phil. University of Oxford, International Development, 2008

M.Phil. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Sociology, 2003

M.A. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Sociology, 2001

B.A. Presidency College, University of Calcutta, Sociology Honours, 1999 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Social Movement Studies; Gender and Political Violence; History and Politics of South Asia; Oral History and Ethnography. 


Visiting Fellow, Women’s Studies Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2011 (March) -2012 (September).

Assistant Professor, Centre of Global South Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2009-2010

Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, 2008-2009.

Tutor, Sarah Lawrence at Oxford Programme, Politics of South Asia, 2006. 

Awards & Honours

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Denmark; Danish Agency for Science, Technology, and Innovation, 2008-2010

Oxford Development Studies Bursary, University of Oxford, 2006.

Carr and Stahl Fund, JCR Fund (St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford), 2005.

Beit Fund Travel Grant (University of Oxford), Dr. Chun-tu Hsueh Travel Grant (St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford), 2004.

Selected as one of the six students nationwide for a three year, full-tuition and stipend Felix Scholarship for a D Phil at the Department of International Development (Queen Elizabeth House), University of Oxford, 2003-2006.

Leverhulme Gender, Sexuality, and Law Interchange Programme Visiting Fellow, University of Leeds, May-June 2002 

International Collaboration/Consultancy

Participant in DAAD-funded International Thematic Network Project: “Remapping the Global South: Teaching – Researching – Exchanging”. International Network Partners: University of Cologne (Germany), University of Western Cape (South Africa), Sun Yat Sen University (China), Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India). 2015-2020. 

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

1. “Rethinking Female Militancy in Postcolonial Bengal,” Feminist Review, 101, 2012.

2. “Magic Moments of Struggle: Women's Memory of the Naxalbari Movement in West Bengal, India (1967-1975),” Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 16: 2, 2009.

3. “Contesting Calcutta Canons: Issues of Gender and Mofussil in the Naxalbari Movement in West Bengal (1967-1975),” Contemporary South Asia, 17: 2, 2009.

4. “Speaking Silence: Narrative of Gender in the Historiography of the Naxalbari Movement in West Bengal (1967–75)”, Journal of South Asian Development, 1: 2, 2006.

5. “Bare and Vulnerable Behind the Bars: Women in Need of Psychiatric Care in Indian Jails”, Feminism and Psychology, 14: 2, 2004 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

1. "Intimate Spaces of Struggle: Rethinking Family and Marriage in Contemporary India" in Knut A. Jacobsen (ed) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India, London: Routledge, 2015.

2. "Disciplining Gender and Gendering Discipline: Women’s Studies in Contemporary India" in Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Anne Waldrup (eds) Women, Gender and Everyday Transformation in India, London: Anthem Press, 2014, 157-174.

3. Gender and Radical Politics in India: Magic Moments of Naxalbari(1967-1975), Research Monograph as part of Routledge Studies in South Asian History Series, 2011. 

Patents (if any)