Shefali Jha

Shefali Jha
PhD (Anthropology), University of Chicago, USA
079-68261709 # 3112, FB-3 , DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India – 382007 shefali_jha[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in

I am deeply invested in interdisciplinary academic inquiry in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Having been trained in English Literary Studies, Cultural Studies and Anthropology, I have taught courses in Social Theory, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies. Questions of method, especially comparative approaches to ethnographic and literary narrative are of particular interest to me. My current research has to do with the politics of democracy and representation of minorities in the Deccani city of Hyderabad. Film Studies, feminist theory and the history of feminist movements in South Asia are included in my broader research interests.

Political Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Feminist Theory, Film Studies, Literary and Visual Cultures in South Asia

  • Thinking Women: A Feminist Reader. Co-edited with Navaneetha Mokkil. Kolkata: Stree-Samya, 2019.
  • 'Looking Awry: Power, Law and Family in Fiza’. Democracy, Discourse and Difference: Perspectives on Community, Politics and Culture. MT Ansari and Deeptha Achar. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2010. Pp. 416- 435.
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