Two new teachers are joining our sociology department from this academic year (August, 2014).
Michael Dusche got his PhD at University of Frankfurt. He has been a visiting fellow at CSDS, a DAAD lecturer in JNU for five years and a Fellow at the Jawaharal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study. His primary interest is in Moral and Political Philosophy with special focus on Universalism and Particularism in Moral Philosophy and Relativism and Absolutism in Human Rights Ethics. His recent work has been in identity theories and Indian sociological systems. (You can know more about him at his personal website.)
Kaveri Haritas has a degree in law followed by experience with NGOs and development institutions including the Lawyers Collective, UNICEF and the World Bank. She later went on to follow her passion for the social sciences through an interdisciplinary course on development studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. In her doctoral research there, she worked on gender and poverty, working closely with urban poor groups in the city of Bangalore. Her research and writing interests are in the broad areas of gender, political science, social movements and urban studies. She is the mother of a toddler who will soon begin school and enjoys being able to incorporate her child-rights knowledge in her parenting. She loves south Indian food and is always looking out for good authentic places to visit. An activity she constantly looks forward to is swimming with her son.