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Dr. Shailendra Kumar

Assistant Professor

Centre for Diaspora Studies (CDS)

Courses Teaching:

DS-605 Perspectives on Diaspora: History, Concepts, and Diasporic Linkages; DS-602 Research Methodology; DS-613 Perspectives on Cultural Pluralism and Discourses of Otherness; DS-650 Indian Diaspora across the Continents: Theories, Perspectives, Trends and Issues (Shared with other Faculties) and DS-653 Identity, Culture and Diaspora (Individually)

Research Supervision:

5 PhD and 4 MPhil Students.

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

sociological, anthropological and Diasporic theories along with rich field experience. His other areas of interests are cultural studies, education, migration, media, literature and cinema.

Educational Qualification:

  • Ph. D.:

    Sociology Centre for the Study of Social Systems Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India Thesis Topic: "Formation of Identities among Indian Diaspora in England"

  • M. Phil.:

    Centre for the Study of Social Systems Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India Dissertation Topic: "Indian Diaspora in United Kingdom: Identity and Adaptation (A Sociological Analysis)"

  • Masters of Arts (MA):

    Sociology Centre for the Study of Social Systems Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA):

    French Centre for the French & Francophone Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Paper Presentations at Seminars/ Conferences

  • Dalit Diaspora in International Horizons at the 'National Seminar on 'Dalit Studies: Continuities and Change' being organized on 20- 21 March 2014 by Dr. Ambedkar Chair at CSSS/SSS, JNU, New Delhi
  • Emergence of Dalit Diaspora: Contest for an Identity at the National seminar on "Caste in Contemporary Indian Politics" organized by Department of Politics & Public Administration, Pune University, Pune (14th & 16th March 2013) (under publication).
  • Experience of a Gulf Migrant: through the eyes of "Goat Days" by Benyamin at the International Conference on 'Development or Distress: 21st Century Indian Immigrants in the Persian Gulf', held at the University of Hyderabad (11-12 March 2013) (under publication).