Dr. Reema Bhatia
  • Associate Professor

Dr. Reema Bhatia was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award by the University of Delhi, 2009. She was a UGC Research Fellow for five years. She has also been a National Scholarship awardee under the Centre of Advanced Studies, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics. She has successfully completed two innovation projects under the Delhi University and has guided a team of 20 students for the projects. She has organised several National and International Conferences. In addition she has presented several papers in national and international conferences. She has also guided several short Ethnographic Films.

Dr. Avantika Berwa
  • Associate Professor

Dr. Avantika Bhargav has been actively engaged in teaching and research in the areas of Sociology of Fashion and Beauty Pageants, Media, Gender Studies, Social Stratification and Urban Sociology. Apart from these her expertise is in the Social and Anthropological aspects of Religion, Family, Kinship and Marriage. She has presented several papers in National and International seminars and conferences.

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Dr. M Kamminthang
  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Kamminthang Mantuong is a faculty at the Department of Sociology, Miranda House. He has been actively engaged in teaching and research in the area of Sociology of Health and Medicine, Environmental Sociology, Economic Sociology, and Sociology of Science and Technology. He received his MA, MPhil and PhD degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His PhD thesis is entitled Taming ‘Bird Flu’: A Sociological Study of an Epizootic Disease. He has also completed a postdoctoral research on the futures of genetically modified crop, under Durham University (UK), and has been a consultant in national and international projects.

Email: m.kamminthang@mirandahouse.ac.in, kamminthang@gmail.com

Dr. Binu Sundas
  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Binu Sundas

Is an Assistant Professor Department of Sociology. Prior to joining Miranda House, he was at Sikkim University. He was one of the founders of Sikkim University. He has till now authored two books and co-authored another and has many publications to his name. He has also presented many research papers at national and international conferences and seminars. He has recently completed a four-year research project on Agriculture and Food Value Chain in the Indian Sub-continent in collaboration with Hiroshima University and The Open University, Japan.

He is an alumina of Goethals Memorial School, Kurseong and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has represented North Bengal University in football and played in Calcutta League.

Ms. Shivani Rajput
  • Assistant Professor

I am delighted to serve as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Miranda House College for Women, and I have dedicatedly been involved in teaching sociology since 2017. During this period, I've had the privilege of guiding students through a wide variety of courses, encompassing core papers, skill enhancement modules, and interdisciplinary subjects.

My academic journey has been marked by a deep commitment to fostering critical thinking and encouraging students to explore the complexities of society. I believe that Sociology serves as a vital lens through which we can understand the world around us, and I am dedicated to equipping my students with the tools to engage with social issues thoughtfully and constructively.

In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have been actively involved in research and have published reviews in renowned journals such as The Book Review Journal and Contribution to Indian Sociology. I have also contributed to the course modules of IGNOU.  My areas of expertise encompass in Sociology of Gender and Violence, Economic Sociology, and Visual Culture Studies.  My recent research interests are in Aging and Health and Cross-Cultural Consumption of Food.

My teaching philosophy centers on creating an inclusive and engaging learning environment that encourages students to think critically and engage in meaningful discussions. I am committed to promoting interdisciplinary connections and providing students with a well-rounded education beyond the confines of a single discipline.



Dr. Mansi Rakesh
  • Guest Faculty

Dr. Mansi Rakesh joined the Department of Sociology, Miranda House as Assistant Professor in January 2022. She has been awarded PhD degree in 2018. Her research work is on Sociological study of Status of women in India: A study of Mathura block in Mathura district.

She has also taught at Kamala Nehru college University of Delhi as a Guest faculty and has presented papers in National conferences and Seminars.

Mansi has taught papers on: Political Sociology, Gender Sensitization and Social Stratification.


Sumedha Priyadarshini
  • Assistant Professor

Sumedha is actively engaged as a research scholar in the field of urban planning and governance, urban infrastructure, public health, environmental health, risks, and citizenship practices and politics. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from the School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her Ph.D. research primarily focuses on exploring the production of public health and environmental risks in the realm of sanitation infrastructural planning and governance in Gurugram. Sumedha’s MPhil research reflected on urban governance, planning and citizenship practices, and politics in Gurugram through a case study of the sanitation system of a planned sector of the city. She has also presented her work in various international and national conferences and international workshops


Sumedha has worked in research projects, as a Research Officer in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Public health Foundation of India project and as a Research Assistant in the project of “ICSSR-NWO Bilateral Programme in the field of Social Sciences” of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Before joining the Department of Sociology, Miranda House, University of Delhi, she was engaged as a Teaching Assistant at the School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Ms. Akriti Bhatia
  • Guest Faculty
Dr. Ritika Gulyani
  • Guest Faculty

Dr. Ritika Gulyani is a Guest Faculty at the Department of Sociolgy, Miranda House since February 2021. Prior to this she has also taught at Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics as a Guest Faculty. 

She has been awarded a PhD. degree from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2021. Her research interests include Disability Studies, Deaf Studies, Deaf Culture, and Governmental Policies. She has taught papers on Social Stratification, Sociology of Development, Population and Society, Introduction ot Sociology, Sociology of India, Sociology of Kinship, Family & Intimacy,Sociology of Gender and Sociology of Religion.

She has been a research assistant for a project on 'Institutionalization of Disability Studies in India' under Prof. Nilika Mehrotra from 2015-17. She has also presented papers in National and International Conferences, published in National and International Journals as well authored and co-authored book chapters. 


Neha Meena
  • Assistant Professor (Guest)

Ms. Neha Meena joined the Department of Sociology, Miranda House, as an Assistant Professor (Guest) in March 2024. She submitted her Ph.D. thesis at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University in December 2023. Her Ph.D. research primarily delves into the interactions between the law, bureaucracy, and Pakistani-Hindu community in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Neha has also completed MPhil degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2018. Her MPhil research focussed on the border areas of western Rajasthan, examining changes in the traditional practices and identities of pastoralists in the Thar desert since partition, alongside various developmental initiatives. She actively engages in the field of Border Studies, Citizenship Studies, Cross-border Migration, and Bureaucratic Practices. She has published research articles in the International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter and the Journal of South Asian Studies. Additionally, she has presented her work at various national and international conferences and workshops, such as those organised at Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Toronto (Canada), Cambridge University, John Hopkins University, SOAS University of London, University of Lethbridge, and IIT Delhi, etc. Ms. Neha has also received financial assistance/grants for presenting her research papers in some of the international conferences and workshops.

Beauty Thounaojam
  • Assistant Professor

Beauty Thounaojam is an Assistant Professor (Guest) in the Department of Sociology, Miranda House since August 2022. She is also a Ph. D Scholar at the Special Centre for the Study of North East India (SCSNEI) of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her Doctoral research focuses on understanding identity through the lens of food culture, rituals and consumption pattern of the Meitei Community in Manipur. She has presented papers and attended workshops in areas of her research in International and National Conferences such as the World Congress Sociology, organized by International Sociological Association.

She has contributed a chapter of her M.Phil. work on the Transgender Community of Manipur, titled, “Gender Assertion and Negotiation of Spaces: A Discussion on the Nupi Maanbi Community of Manipur'', in ‘Body Politics: Rethinking Gender and Masculinity’, published by Akhand Publishing House: New Delhi, 2021.

She has experience in teaching Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of India and Reading, Writing, and Reasoning for Sociology.