PhD. Social Anthropology, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, 2015
M.Phil. Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2006
M.A. Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2004
Past Academic Appointments
Visiting Faculty, Sociology, Indian School of Business and Finance, Delhi, 2008-2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, 2006-2009
Kinship and society; medical anthropology; law and society; social theory; gender and sexuality
‘Waiting for the Womb: Representing Assisted Reproduction in the Infertility Clinic Waiting Room’, India International Centre Quarterly, October 2015.
‘In No-Man’s Land: The Stateless “Citizen” in Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India’, Contemporary South Asia.
‘The Fertile Poor and the Infertile Rich: Surrogate Mothers and Gay Parents in Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India’, in Adi Moreno and Susanne Hofmann (Eds), Intimate Economies: Bodies, Emotions and Sexualities on the Global Market. UK: Palgrave Series on Globalization.
‘The Anonymous Womb: Construction of the Surrogate Mother in Indian Media’ Stree Mukti, 15: 29-31.
‘Nurturing an Alien Pregnancy: Surrogate Mothers, Intended Parents and Disembodied Relationships’, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 21 (2): 199–224.
‘The Rhetoric of Choice: The Feminist Debates on Reproductive Choice in the Commercial Surrogacy Arrangement in India’, Gender, Technology and Development, 18 (2): 275–301.
‘The Rhetoric of the Womb: The Representation of Surrogacy in the Popular Mass Media in India’, in Sayantani DasGupta and Shamita Das Dasgupta (eds), Globalization and Transnational Surrogacy in India: Outsourcing Life (pp. 106–123). Maryland: Lexington Books.
‘Transnational Surrogacy: The “Public” Selection of Selective Discourse’, Economic and Political Weekly, XLVIII (45&46): 24–27.
‘Gender and Perfomativity’, Course 3—MA Programme in Women’s and Gender Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). New Delhi: IGNOU.
‘Ecofeminism’, Course 1—MA Programme in Women’s and Gender Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). New Delhi: IGNOU.
‘Tribals of Andhra Pradesh’, Course 1—Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work among Tribals, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). New Delhi: IGNOU.
(with) Shruti Chaudhary, Rajni Palriwala and Ravinder Kaur. Marriage in Globalizing Contexts: Annotations. New Delhi: UNICEF.