Faculty Profile


Name : Joy L.K.  Pachuau
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for Historical Studies
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 309, SSS-III
Off. Phone : 011-26704109
Residence :
Email : jpachuau@mail.jnu.ac.in   joy.pachuau@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/pachuau/cv.pdf


D.Phil, University of Oxford, Social and Cultural Anthropology
Ph.D, Jawaharlal Nehru University, History
MPhil, Jawaharlal Nehru University, History
MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University, History
BA, Fergusson College, University of Poona, History 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

European expansion in Asia in the 16th -17th centuries, history of Christianity in India and Asia, Sociocultural history of Northeast India, visual anthropology  


Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Professor, 2012-
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Associate Prof, 2006
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Asst. Prof, 1997 

Awards & Honours

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool, 2015
Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow, Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (2013)
UGC Major Research Project, 2011-2013, “Seeing the past through the visual; the creation of the photographic archive of the Mizos”
Exchange Scholar, ICSSR-NWO Exchange Programme, 2011 

International Collaboration/Consultancy


Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

1. Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India, New Delhi: OUP, 2014 (awarded the Sneh Mahajan Prize for Best Book In Modern Indian History during 2012-14 by the Indian History Congress)

2. (with Willem van Schendel), The Camera as Witness: A Social History of Mizoram, Northeast India, New Delhi: CUP, 2015

3. (ed. with Pius Malekandathil and Tanika Sarkar), Christianity in Indian History, Issues of Culture, Power and Knowledge, New Delhi, Primus 2016 (forthcoming) 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)


Patents (if any)