FASS Staff Profile

DR SHIVANI GUPTA
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND NEW MEDIA

Appointment:
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
Office:
AS6/02-04
Email:
cnmsg@nus.edu.sg
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Homepage:
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Brief Introduction

I am a feminist anthropologist researching women's everyday lives in non-metropolitan urban settings. I received my PhD in South Asian Studies from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2019. My PhD thesis examined and mapped women's worlds in the religious, sacred and historical city of Banaras, India. The thesis brought about the oppression and subversion that is practised by women to render their everyday worlds possible. Prior to this, I attained my Master's degree from Tata Insitute of Social Sciences, India and Bachelor's degree from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, India. My specialisation has been in the fields of gender and sexuality studies, women studies, and urban studies. 

Currently, I am pursuing my postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of New Media and Communications (CNM) for a project that investigates sexual misconduct on campuses in Singapore, a first of its kind study in Singapore's context.

My research interests are: everyday as a site of marginalisation and resistance; gender and sexuality; feminist methodologies; gender violence; urbanism in non-metropolitan settings; women's movement in the contemporary times; politics of subversion and resistance; caste and religion in South Asia; and women's writings.

My work primarily focuses on the South Asian region but I also work on projects that are located in South East Asia and elsewhere. My work on women's everyday lives can be used by scholars in most contexts outside of the South Asian region as well. 

 


Teaching Areas

Teaching Assistant at Department of Sociology, NUS (2019-2020)

3000 Level Module   

SC3101 Social Thought and Theory                                                                

SC 3216 Self and Society 

SC 3208 Religion and Culture in Society 

SC 3228 Senses and Society

2000 Level Module

SC 2215 Sociology of Food 

1000 Level Module

SC 1041 Disney and the Theme Park World 

 


Current Research

Presently, I am in the process of converting my PhD thesis into a monograph which will be completed by end of the year. 

As a Postdoctoral fellow, I am working as a Co-PI on a project investigating sexual misconduct on campuses in Singapore with PI Dr. Michelle Ho from the Department of Communications and New Media Department. For this project, I am developing conceptual frameworks, conducting qualitative interviews and data analysis, as well as training RAs. I will also be organising campus seminars and workshops on the theme of sexual misconduct.


Research Interests

My research interests are: everyday as site of marginalisation and resistance; gender and sexuality; feminist methodologies; gender violence; urbanism in non-metropolitan settings; women's movement in the contemporary times; politics of subversion and resistance; caste and religion in South Asia; and women's writings.


Publications

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  • Forthcoming: 

    Patriarchal Territoriality: Women and the Sacred City of Banaras. In: Millie, J. (ed.) Public/Private Differentiations within Religion: An Asia-Pacific Discussion. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

     

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS

  • Gupta, S. (2020). Everyday Classrooms: Feminist Pedagogy in #MeToo Era. eSymposium-ISA 10(1).
  • Gupta, S. (2018).  In Conversation with Professor Jonathan Spencer and Professor Tobias Kelly. eSymposium-ISA. 8(2).
  • Gupta, S. (2015). Performance and Subversion in Kathak. Subversions. 3(1).

Other Information

Further information: https://www.shivanigupta.net/



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