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Prof. Juhi Sidharth
Assistant Professor - Public Policy
Email: juhi.sidharth@flame.edu.in
PhD in Education from University of Cambridge, UK; M.Phil in Development Studies; M.A in Social Work; B.A in Psychology

Juhi has engaged with the subject of gender and sexuality in her academic and professional life for the past ten years. Her doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, UK investigated the lived experiences of sexuality of young women living in the slums of Mumbai. She also holds an M Phil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Her broad research interests cover topics such as gender and education, sexuality and relationships education, inter-sectionality, modernity, identity and development. She has presented her works in several national and international conferences and academic fora.



  • Chattopadhyay, S. and Sidharth, J. (2022) Gender norms, domestic violence, and the southern Indian puzzle, Economic and Political Weekly (Forthcoming)

  • Twamley, K. and Sidharth, J. (2019) Negotiating Respectability: Comparing the experiences of poor and middle-class young women in urban India, Modern Asian Studies, Volume 53, Issue 5.


  • ‘A Fair Chance for Education: Problematising Access and Mapping Gendered Pathways to Higher Education in India’ Conference, University of Warwick and TISS (July 2021).

  • Women in Asia Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2019).

  • Association of Asian Studies Conference, Denver (2019).

  • Seminar on Sexual Cultures: Youth, body and the market, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (2019).

  • Annual South Asia conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017).

  • Seminar on Comparative and International Social Theories and Methods, Indian Social Policy Network, New Delhi (2017).

  • Feminism, gender and sexuality seminar series at the Institute of Education, University College London (2016).

  • International conference on ‘Intimacy and belonging in contemporary India’, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (2016).

  • European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) conference, Lisbon (2012).

  • After Girl Power, What Next?: Girls’ Studies Conference, University of York, York (2011).

  • Education and International Development seminars at the Institute of Education, University College London (2011).

  • British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) Annual conference, University of Cambridge (2007).


  • Ravi, C. and Sidharth, J. (2022) ‘Digital education, rise of the university-ed-tech complex and the centralized digital university’, India forum

  • Ravi, C. and Sidharth, J. (2020) ‘Why online education cannot be a transformative force in India’, India forum.

  • Ravi, C., Sidharth, J. & Jolad, S. (2019) ‘National Education Policy: How Liberal Education can be Indianized to produce pragmatic technocrats’, Business Today.

  • Sidharth J. & Ravi, C. (2019) ‘The Gillette ad, APA Guidelines and Uri’s traditional masculinity’, In Plainspeak.

  • Sidharth, J. (2015) ‘Pleasure and danger: The role of mobile phones in the intimate lives of adolescent girls in a Mumbai slum’, In Plainspeak.

  • Sidharth, J. (2015) ‘Don’t let your foot slip: Messages on “appropriate” femininity by school teachers in Mumbai’, In Plainspeak.

  • Sidharth, J. (2015) ‘Please don’t brush this under the carpet’, CHILD.

  • Sidharth, J. (2015) ‘Caught in the web: To tackle cyber bullying one should go beyond technological solutions’, Daily News & Analysis.

  • Sidharth, J. (2015) ‘Beyond birds and bees: Teenage sexuality takes an unhealthy turn in the digital age’, Daily News & Analysis.