Faculty Profile


Name : Nivedita  Menon
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for Comparative Politics & Political Theory
School of International Studies
Room No : 43, SIS
Off. Phone : 26704399
Residence : 22231855
Email : nivedita@mail.jnu.ac.in   nivmen@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in



Areas of Interest/Specialization

Political Theory, Feminist Theory, Indian Politics 


Has taught from 1987-2001 at Lady Shri Ram College and Political Science Department, Delhi University and since 2008 at JNU 

Awards & Honours

AK Ramanujan Award for translation from Hindi and English Malayalam into English (Instituted by Katha) 1994. 

International Collaboration/Consultancy


Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

1. “The Conundrum of Agency” Seminar January 2014

2. “Environment and the Will to Rule: Supreme Court and Public Interest Litigation in the 1990s” in Mayur Suresh and Siddharth Narrain eds. The Shifting Scales of Justice: The Supreme Court in Neo-liberal India. Orient BlackSwan, 2014.

3. “Cooking up Nature: Science in the Laboratory of Politics” In Nivedita Menon, Aditya Nigam and Sanjay Palshikar eds. Critical Studies in Politics. Exploring Sites, Selves, Power (Orient BlackSwan 2013)

4. “The Ayodhya Judgement. What next?” Economic and Political Weekly Vol 46 No. 31 July 30 - August 05, 2011

5. “Introduction” to Partha Chattejee, Essential Writings. Empire and Nation Permanent Black, Ranikhet, 2010 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

Seeing like a Feminist (Penguin India and Zubaan Books, Delhi 2012)

Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics Beyond the Law (Permanent Black, Delhi and University of Illinois Press, 2004) 

Patents (if any)