Concourse: 08/28/17


Monday, August 28, 2017

GIAN Workshop on Sexuality and Gender Studies in South Asia - 8-12-January 2018,- SPPU,,Savitribai Phule Pune University

Course Overview
In recent times sexuality has emerged as politicized category and discussion on it is neither novel nor surprising. Many feminist scholars have analyzed political economy of sexuality and have fairly established that studying sexuality in the context of South Asia is not only limited to critiquing heteronormativity. At the same time sexuality and South Asia is also a field of interest for many feminists where they have examined and debated upon different constituents  of sexuality like its legal aspect, its intersection with development discourse and sexual violence, impunity in South Asia.

This course on gender and sexuality in South Asia distills key works in the growing field of South Asian feminist research and theory. We propose a five day course, which includes readings, daily two hour lectures, and exercises to be completed by participants each day.

Course will cover following themes:

  • Women’s Movements and Feminism in South Asia
  • History and Historiography
  • Sexuality
  • Caste and Sexuality
  • State of the Field

Maximum Number of participants: 35  

Who Can Attend
 1.Teachers, Social Scientists, civil society members, activist scholars working with different organizations working with women. 

2. Post-graduate students, research students of social sciences and humanities.


One-Time GIAN Registration: Visit       by paying Rs 500/-

Course Fees: No fee for PG students of the Women’s Studies Centre of SPPU. All others will pay a fee of Rs 1000/- per module at the department over and above the GIAN registration. The fees will cover course material and tea.

Out-station candidates need to arrange for transport and accommodation on their own. Full attendance is necessary to be eligible for certificate of participation / attendance. Appearing for evaluations / examinations during the course is necessary for certificate of grades in the course.

SVATI P. SHAH is Associate Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she also teaches in the Department of Anthropology and theSocial Thought and Political Economy Center. She is the author of _Street Corner Secrets: Sex Work and Migration in the City of Mumbai_ (Duke University Press and Orient Blackswan, 2014). Her research examines questions of sexuality within the purview of critical legal studies and the political economy of development,through ethnographic and discourse analysis, focusing on juridical, media, and public health discourses. She has been extensively published in journals such as Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Feminist Studies and The Scholar and Feminist Online.

For More details about Last Date/Accommodation/Enquiries, Do send a mail address given below:

Course Co-ordinator
Swati Dyahadroy
Anagha Tambe
Phone: 020-25690052
Spuuni,Savitribai Phule Pune University.