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ACADEMICS

Dr. Anuja Agrawal

Dr.
  Associate Professor
     Department of Sociology,
University of Delhi,
Delhi 110007

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D.

Ph.D. (Sociology), CSSS/SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

2003

M. Phil.

M. Phil. (Sociology), Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

1994

PG

M.A. (Sociology), CSSS/SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

1992

UG

B.A. (Hons.- Sociology), Hindu College, University Of Delhi

1990

Career Profile

Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Associate Professor

2008 onwards

Department of Sociology,Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Reader

2005-2008

Department of Sociology, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi

Senior Lecturer

1999-2005

Department of Sociology, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi

Lecturer

1994-1999

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Research interests span across Sociology of family, kinship, marriage, gender, marginal people, particularly denotified communities of north India. My Ph.D. work is on prostitution among the Bedia community of Rajasthan. I am also therefore interested in issues of sex work, trafficking and migration.

Subjects Taught

Post graduate level

Sociology of India, Economic and Political Sociology, Sociology of Kinship, Sociological Theory and Research Methodology (at the Undergraduate level) and Sociology of Kinship, Sociology of Development, Sociology of Education, Social Stratification  and Sociological Theories.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS

Conference  Presentations

Presented a paper titled ‘Prostitution and marriage payments among the Bedias of North India’ at the Department of Sociology, University of Kyoto under the aegis of the GCOE program ‘Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Spheres in 21st Century Asia’ at the University of Kyoto in Japan, 15 June, 2010

Presented a paper titled “‘Buying and Selling Wives’: The Discourse on Bride Price and Dowry among the Bedias” at the International Conference on Marriage in Globalizing Contexts: Exploring Change and Continuity in South Asia’ held in IIT, New Delhi on 25-27 September 2008.

Presented a paper titled ‘The Bedia case: Implications for the debate on prostitution’ at the Department of Sociology and Women’s Studies Centre of the University of Pune, Pune on the 7th of March, 2008

Presented a paper titled ‘Ideology vs practice: The ideal of mono-normativity in a community of sex workers in India’, at the International conference on polyamory and mononormativity organised by the Department of Sociology, University of Hamburg on 4-6th November, 2005.

Awards and distinctions

Commonwealth Scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, U.K., for the year 2000-2001.  During this period I was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics.

University Gold Medal by the University of Delhi in 1990 for being top among my batch of students in the B.A. (H), Sociology. 

Other Activities

Visiting Faculty member at the University of Kyoto under the aegis of the GCOE program ‘Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Spheres in 21st Century Asia’ at the University of Kyoto in Japan  for a period of one month in May-June 2010