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Humanities and Social Sciences

Discipline to Interdisciplinary: Reflections from an ongoing Journey 
Wed, Feb 14, 2018,   12:00 PM to 01:00 PM at Seminar Room 24 (Main Building)

Dr. Anurekha Chari-Wagh
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune


The journey of a sociologist can be mapped in the way she engages with the ideas that come her way. In the present talk the focus would be to highlight the research engaged by the researcher in her journey as a sociologist.  Starting with analysing state, gendered development and poverty alleviation programmes, the focus at present is on critically examining land rights for women. The issues engaged by the researcher has revolved around gender, inequality, citizenship rights, social exclusion and justice. In this context exploring questions of science and technology is interesting as the talk will explore how we interrelate gender, citizenship rights and science. 
The talk based on reflections by the researcher will address issues of disciplinary boundaries, the interrelation of inequality and science and the journeys mapped by sociologists to engage with issues of social justice. 

Short Biography
Dr. Anurekha Chari-Wagh is an Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India. Dr. Chari-Wagh specialises in the areas of gender and development, with a special focus on rural development programmes (access to wages and microcredit for women in poverty) and land rights for women. She has published on the above issues in national and international journals and chapters in edited books.  She was awarded the C. V. Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship, UGC 2014-2015, through which she worked in the Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut on her book project, Wages, Credit and Land Rights in Globalizing India.  She is also the coordinator of "Sociology papers: Sociology of India and Sociology of Gender" under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, University Grants Commission, (UGC) India E. Pathshala programme 2012-2017 for developing E-content Post Graduate material in Sociology.