Ravinder Kaur

Ravinder Kaur



Ms Ravinder Kaur serves as a Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of technology, Delhi. Her core specialisation includes Sociological Theory (Classical and Contemporary), Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Development, Urban Social Systems, The City, Gender, Technology and Society, Indian Sociology, Kinship, Family and Marriage studies.

Ms Kaur has done her Bachelors in Sociology from Miranda House College, University of Delhi; Masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and PhD from the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. She further pursued Fellowships with SSRC, New York and ISS, The Hague. Prior to joining IIT Delhi in 1996, she took lectureship at the Delhi School of Economics and New York University. She also worked as a consultant for various national and international organisations such as the World Bank, UNDP and UNFPA and has also worked on projects funded by ActionAid, IDRC and SIDA.

Her research areas include: Sociology of Kinship, Marriage and Family, Urban Social Anthropology, Migration Studies, Gender Studies, Demographic Anthropology, Sociology of India, and Social Change. Ms. Kaur has published various papers and has authored two books Too many men, too few women: social consequences of gender imbalance in India and China and Marrying in South Asia: Shifting Concepts, Changing Practices in a Globalising World.

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