CSASP Past Visiting Scholars

Dr Harini Narayanan is a Delhi-based urban geographer who is currently a Visiting South Asian Research Fellow with the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. Her current research includes a study of state processes, market mechanisms and the political economy of slum growth and resettlement in Delhi and Mumbai. She has also studied policy processes and outcomes in the area of women's health in India, and is involved in extensive interventions related to the functioning of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Contact details: harini.narayanan@area.ox.ac.uk

Dr Kamala Sankaran is an Associate Professor at the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Her research interests include constitutional law, international labour standards, informal economy, and gender and the law. She is currently working on the informal economy and law, and equality and discrimination issues in South Asia.

Contact details: kamala.sankaran@gmail.com

K. Satyanarayana  is an associate professor in the Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U), Hyderabad, India. He is involved in teaching and research in the field of Dalit Studies. His research interests include Cultural studies, Caste and Law, Literary and Cultural History. He is currently working on Dalit literary movements in Kannada and Telugu.

Contact details: ksatya2005@gmail.com

Shapan Adnan was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex. He has served on the teaching faculty of the National University of Singapore and the Universities of Dhaka and Chittagong, and has twice held visiting research positions at the University of Oxford. His research activities are broadly in the fields of political economy and political sociology, much of it based on ethnographic fieldwork. Shapan Adnan has published on topics including agrarian structure and capitalist development; domination and resistance among the peasantry; alienation of lands of the peasantry and indigenous peoples;  causes of ethnic conflict; determinants of fertility and migration; socio-economic and environmental impacts of development interventions; and critiques of flood control and water management.

Contact details: amsa127@gmail.com

Dr. Manabi Majumdar is Fellow in Political Science at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and Director, Pratichi Institute, Kolkata, India, who is currently a visiting fellow with the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme, in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. Her research interests include areas of human development, local democracy and decentralization, and equity and quality in basic education. She is currently working on inequity in health in India, its social determinants, and the politics of activism around public health issues.

Contact details: manabimajumdar@gmail.com

Dr Anil Kumar Mohapatra is a Lecturer at P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar(Odisha), India. He teaches Indian Government and Politics and Indian Foreign Policy. His research interests broadly focus on the issues involving South Asia (with special reference to the Himalayan States), Indian Constitution and Tribal Studies. Dr Mohapatra has published a book on “Small States in South Asia: A security perspective of the Himalayan States” and a good number of articles in research journals. An anthology of his poems in English “Potter’s Sport and Other Poems” has been released very recently in Oxford.  As a ‘Visiting Research Fellow’ to the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme of the University of Oxford he is working on a project entitled, “Democratic consolidation in South Asia: Developments in Nepal”. Whilst at Oxford,  he delivered a Talk on ‘Democratic Aspirations and Stumbling Blocks in Nepal’ at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography.

Contact details: anilmohapatra68@gmail.com