M.A., M.Phil, P.hd
Political Theory, Comparative Political Thought, Affirmative Action, Law, State and Social Justice
Teaching 29 years
Chairperson, Centre for Political Studies, SSS, JNU (August 2013- July 2015).
Chairperson, Centre for Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, SSS, JNU (2012-2013 August)
Director, Educational Records Research Unit, ERRU, SSS, JNU, (2011- 2012)
Chairperson, Gender Sensitization Committee Against Sexual Harassment, GSCASH, JNU (2004-2005).
Professor, Centre for Political Studies, SSS, JNU (26.08.2006 onwards)
Associate Professor, CPS, JNU, SSS (30.06.2003)
Reader Gargi College, Delhi University, (27.07.98)
Senior Lecturer, Gargi College, Delhi University, (11.09.94)
Permanent Lecturer, Gargi College, Delhi University, (28.8. 89)
Temporary Lecturer, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University (1988-89).
Temporary Lecturer, Hindu College, Delhi University (1985-86)
Inlaks Scholarship (1986-88) for study at Oxford University
Junior Research Fellowship (1984-86) University Grants Commission, Delhi
M A Merit Scholarship (1982-1984)
Awarded Gold Medal for standing First in B.A.(hons) Delhi University (1982)
Visiting Fellow, Maison Des Science de L'Homme, Paris, UGC sponsored Indo-French cultural exchange programme February-March 1994.
Fellow, Developing Countries Research Centre (DCRC), Delhi University, 1998-1999.
General Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, 2000-2002.
Visiting Fellow, Maison Des Science de L'Homme, Paris, ICSSR sponsored Indo-French cultural exchange programme (September-October 2006).
Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, 2008-2010
Director, Political Institutions (Collaborative), UPOE, JNU, 2005-2007.
Member, Indo-European Research Networking Project ‘From Identity to Interests? Quantitative and Qualitative Explanations of Electoral Change in Rural and Urban India’ (2013-2015)
Principal Investigator, Changing conceptions of Legal Justice in India, ICSSR, 2014-2015.
Consultant, Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi Open University (July – December 1989).
(2022) (eds) State, Law and Adivasis: Shifting Terrains of Exclusion. New Delhi: Sage. (with Antje Linkenbach).
(2018) The State in India: Ideas, Norms and Politics. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.
(2018) (eds) The Empire of Disgust: Prejudice, Discrimination and Policy in India and the US. (with Martha Nussbaum, Zoya Hasan, and A. Aziz) New Delhi: OUP.
(2015) (ed.) Unequal Worlds. Discrimination and Social Inequality in Modern India, New Delhi: OUP.
(2011) Non-discrimination and Equality. Contesting Boundaries of Social Justice in India. London: Routledge.
(2022) “Ambedkar, Buddhism, and Post-secularism: Inner Life, Politics, and Subalternity”, South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ)
(2021) ‘Discrimination, Colonial Injustice, and the Good Society’ in Quest for Justice. Ed. Aakash Rathore, vol. 1. New Delhi: OUP, 145-173.
(2020) ‘Modernity, Colonial Injustice and Individual Responsibility: Reading Ambedkar and Gandhi’, in Gandhi in the Contemporary World, ed. Sanjeev Kumar, New Delhi: Routledge, 113-128.
(2018). ‘State, Social Justice and Reservation Policies: Reframing the Debate’ in State in India: Ideas, Norms and Politics, ed. Vidhu Verma. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan. 256-284.
(2019). ‘A Crisis of Representation: Interests, Identities and Politics’, Journal of Social Exclusion Studies. 11 July, 2019, 1-18.