Subhadra Mitra Channa

Prof. Subhadra Mitra Channa (M.Sc., Ph.D)

Area of Interest
  • Studies of marginalization in its various forms, gender, caste and border communities
  • Religion and cosmology
  • Environment including urban environments and cityscapes

  • Prof. Subhadra Mitra Channa taught Anthropology at the University of Delhi. She retired from service on 31 October 2016. Her areas of interest are marginalization and identity, gender, religion and cosmology, ecology and landscapes. She was a Charles Wallace Fellow to UK (Queen’s University 2000) and a Visiting Professor to MSH, Paris (2002), Fulbright visiting lecturer to USA ( 2003)and a Visiting Professor in 2008-9 to USC, USA. She has written about fifty scholarly papers and is the author/editor of eight books. She was the President of the Indian Anthropological Association and currently is editor of the Indian Anthropologist; was Chair of the Commission on the Anthropology of Women (IUAES) and is now an elected Vice President of IUAES. She was awarded the S.C. Roy memorial gold medal by the Asiatic Society for life time contribution to cultural anthropology, Her most recent publications include, ‘Gender in South Asia’ (Cambridge University press); ‘The Inner and Outer Selves’ (Oxford University press) and the edited book, ‘Life as a Dalit’( ed.) (Sage Publications) and Gendering Material Culture (ed.).

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