Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Maitrayee Chaudhuri -- Contemporary India: A Gender Perspective

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

4 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Maitrayee Chaudhuri is with the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, (JNU) New Delhi. She was the Director, Women’s Studies Programme, JNU (2006-08) .She has written and published widely in the areas of gender, culture, globalization and media. Her other central area of interest is on the changing practices of sociology, especially in the context of a globalizing India and the challenges to higher education in general and social sciences in particular. Her works include ed. Feminism in India, (Kali/Women Unlimited, Delhi, 2004, Zed, London 2005, Palgrave, 2005) The Women’s Movement in India: Reform and Revival, (Radiant, Delhi, 1993; Palm Leaf, Delhi 2011)) ed. The Practice of Sociology (Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2003). Ed. Sociology in India: Intellectual and Institutional Practices. (Delhi, Rawat) She is an Advisor to the Textbook Development Committee National Council for Education and Research Trust (NCERT) India and co-author of the four sociology school text books for the senior secondary books, namely Introducing Sociology (2006) Indian Society (2006) Structure and Process in Indian Society (2007) Change and Development in Indian Society (2007)

Location:  The Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street