Abhijit Dasgupta
D.Phil. (Sussex)
Fields(s): Agrarian structure, sociology of development, and the sociology of social movements.


Meenakshi Thapan
Ph.D. (Delhi)
Field(s):  Sociology of education, sociology of migration and gender studies.


Nandini Sundar
Ph.D. (Columbia University, NY)
Field(s):  Citizenship, war and counterinsurgency in South Asia, indigenous identity and politics in India, the sociology of law, and inequality.


Rajni Palriwala
Ph.D. (Delhi)
Fields(s): Gender, kinship and marriage, care, citizenship, and the state, feminist theory and politics, agrarian and development studies and comparative sociology 


Roma Chatterji
Ph.D. (Delhi)
Field(s):  Illness Narratives, the Sociology of Art, Folklore.


Satish Deshpande 
Ph.D. (California)
Field(s):  Caste and Class Inequalities, Contemporary Social Theory, Politics and History of the Social Sciences and South-South Interactions.


Tulsi Patel
Ph.D. (Delhi)
Field(s):  Demographic anthropology and gender, medical sociology, anthropology of reproduction and knowledge systems, family, kinship and gender and ageing.


Associate Professors

Anuja Agrawal
Ph.D. (J.N.U., Delhi)
Field(s): Sociology and anthropology of family, kinship, marriage, gender, marginal people, sex work, trafficking and migration. 


Janaki Abraham
Ph.D. (Delhi)
Fields(s): Study of kinship, gender and caste, visual anthropology and gender and space, particularly the study of towns


Kamei Aphun
Ph.D. (J.N.U., Delhi)
Field(s): Sociology of Ethnicity, Social Movements and Conflicts, Political Sociology, Sociology of North East India, Sociology of Tribes, Sociology of Cultural studies and Identity.


Radhika Chopra
Ph.D. (Delhi)
Field(s): Militancy movements; Transnational Migration; Memory and Memorials; Gender and Masculinities; Punjab Studies; Visual cultures.


Sudha Vasan
M.S. (Purdue), Ph.D. (Yale)
Field(s): Environment and development, reproduction of gender, caste and class inequalities through social and cultural capital.


Yasmeen Arif
Ph.D. (Delhi)
Field(s): Politics of Life, Aftermaths of Violence and Crisis, Humanitarianism and related international law, Urban Studies, Visuality and Films, Theory and Method in Anthropology/Sociology.


Assistant Professors

Shashi Bhushan Singh
Ph.D. (Delhi)
Field(s): Democratic 'community', religion and social life, social movements and qualitative research methodology.



Sunil Babu C.T
Ph.D. (J.N.U.)
Field(s): Philosophy of Social Science; Social and Political Theory; Modernity and Nation-State; Caste, Media and Political Process; History of Indian Sociology; Indian Sociological Theories; Politics of Knowledge Production; Tribe and Education.


Tila Kumar
M.Phil. (J.N.U., Delhi)
Field(s): History and sociology of sociology, dalit movements, sociology of India, subaltern studies, sociology of poverty, development and democracy.



Vikramendra Kumar
Ph.D. (Delhi University)
Field(s): Environment and development, reproduction of gender, caste and class inequalities through social and cultural capital.



Dept. of Sociology

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Prof. Roma Chatterji
Head, Department of Sociology