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Dr. Nita Mathur

Professor

Nita Mathur is Professor of Sociology with  teaching and research experience of more than two decades. She has been visiting scholar at Maison des sciences de l’homme (MSH) Paris, and visiting faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi, School of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi and lady Irwin college, University of Delhi. She has been Visiting Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, is Academic Member of Athens Institute for Education and Research (AITNER), Greece and has served as Resource Person in other universities. She has been Associate Editor of the journal: Indian Anthropologist.
 
Her books, Cultural Rhythms in Emotions, Narratives and Dance, Santhal Worldview (ed), and Consumer Culture, Modernity and Identity (ed) deal with the central issue of social construction of identity. Some of her critical publications in national and international journals are in areas of consumer culture and the middle class, folklore and performance studies, and tribal language and culture. She is currently pursing research on consumption, lifestyle choices and construction of modern identities. At IGNOU, she trains research students in Research Methodology.
                                                
EDUCATION: 
 
Doctor of Philosophy (subject) year
Name of the University: University of Delhi
Discipline: Anthropology 
Doctoral Research Topic: The Making of a Cultural being: An Anthropological Study of Enculturation, Dance and Emotion among Tamil Brahmins in Delhi
Academic Achievement: if any
Master of Philosophy (subject) year
Name of the university
Discipline:                        NOT APPLICABLE
Dissertation Topic:
Academic Achievement: if any
Master of Arts (Subject) year
Name of the university: University of Delhi
Discipline: Anthropology
Academic Achievement:
Bachelor of Arts (Subject) year
Name of the University: University of Delhi
Academic Achievement:
WORK EXPERIENCE: 23 years
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
Sl.No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1
Gold Medal for Best Research Paper
IGNOU
 2011
2
Indo-French Fellowship
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
 2009
 
PUBLICATIONS:
BOOKS: 1 (authored) + 2 (edited) = 3
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS: 17
RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED: 15
UNITS WRITTEN: 14
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Agency name /Name of statutory body/ institution/ Apex body
Period
Academic Member
Athens Institute for Education and Research (AITNER), Greece
2014-till date
 
Member, School Board of the School of Social Sciences
 IGNOU
2011-till date; 2005-2006
Member, Executive Committee
Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society
2006- 2008, 2013-till date
UGC Nominee in Advisory Committee for Special Assistance Programme in the Department of Sociology, Rajasthan University for Upgradation/ Continuation from DRS-II to DRS-III
University Grants Commission (UGC)
April 2018-March 2023
 
Member, Academic Council Standing Committee (2017-2018)
 IGNOU
2017-2018
Member, School Board of the School of Performing and Visual Arts (2007-2008; 2016-2018)
 IGNOU
2016-2018;
2007-2008
Member, School Board of the School of Education
 IGNOU
2014-2016
Member, National Level Expert Panel
Indian Heritage Cities Netwrok (IHCN)
2017-till date
Member of the Standing Committee of the School Board of the School of Social Sciences
 IGNOU
2009-2014
 
Member
International Sociological Association and its Research Committees on Sociology of Arts, Sociology of Religion, and Working Group on Sociology on Local-Global Relations
2008-2016
 
Member, Executive Committee
Indian Anthropological Association
2002-2005
Member
Indian Anthropological Association (IAA)
Life Member
Member
Indian Sociological Society (ISS)
Life Member
Member
Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society (EFCS)
Life Member

 

 

 

Official Address:
School of Social Sciences ,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-011-29572720
  nitamathur@ignou.ac.in