ACADEMICS

Study what you love

The doctoral program in Sociology aims to build researchers who are intellectually independent and can generate original research that is theoretically, analytically and empirically robust. As such, given our recognized strengths in social theory, urban studies, migration/transnationalism, medical anthropology, social stratification, gender and sexuality, population aging research, sociology of art, family sociology, and health inequality research, we strongly believe that the Sociology doctoral program can train researchers to be methodologically pluralist and fully aware of the critical debates in their field of research.

The program will equip students with comprehensive, broad-based training along with major approaches in Sociology.  In-depth learning of core ideas/debates in sub-fields of sociology will be offered along with robust training in research methods to assist students in conducting independent research. Following the completion of coursework, students are expected to focus on their doctoral thesis; ethnographic fieldwork, data collection, survey research. As their dissertation progresses, students are expected to collaborate with their advisors/peers, publish journal articles and/or book chapters and present their work in conferences, seminars & professional meetings.

We believe that the capacities and skills students will acquire in this program can and should be deployed in a wide range of careers across multiple contexts, including public and private agencies, non- and for-profit organizations, and colleges and universities.

PhD guides and Research Interests

 
Prof. Sreeparna Chattopadhyay

Prof. Sreeparna Chattopadhyay
Ph.D. – Cultural and Medical Anthropology | Brown University

Research Interests: Gender, Health, Public Health, Medical Anthropology, Law, Climate Change


Prof. Tannistha Samanta

Prof. Tannistha Samanta
Ph.D. - Sociology | University of Maryland - USA

Research Interests: Aging studies/Social Gerontology, Demographic research, Sociology of health, Family Sociology, Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences


Prof. Mayurakshi Chaudhuri

Prof. Mayurakshi Chaudhuri
Ph.D. - Global and Sociocultural Studies | Florida International University, USA

Research Interests: Gender Studies, Migrations and Mobilities, Historical Sociology, Technology and Society, Digital Humanities