- Dr Shruti Chaudhry
- Research Fellow
- 1.01 21 George Square Edinburgh UK
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I am currently a Research Fellow on the Leverhulme Trust project, 'Gurus, Anti-gurus and the Media in North India'. I completed a PhD in Sociology in 2016 from the University of Edinburgh on 'regional' and 'cross-regional' marriages in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. I have taught in Religious Studies, International Development and have guest lectured and tutored on a number of courses in the School of Social and Political Science that include: Gender and Development, Sociology and Global Change, Sociology 2B: Researching Social Life and South Asia: Culture, Politics and Economy.
Family, marriage and intimate relationships; migration and development; religion (Hinduism, caste); poverty and social inequalities; everyday life; life-course; Ethnography; India, South Asia
Under Contract. Crossing Borders for Marriage: Women, Intimacy and Everyday Life in rural North India. SUNY Press (Albany: New York) book series Genders in the Global South. Debra A. Castillo and Shelley Feldman, eds.
2017. 'Now it is difficult to Get Married': Contextualising Cross-Regional Marriage and Bachelorhood in a North Indian Village, in Sharada Srinivasan and Shuzhuo Li (eds.). Scarce Women and Surplus Men in China and India: Macro Demographics versus Local Dynamics. Springer.
2019. 'For how long can your piharwale intervene?' Accessing Natal kin support in rural north India. Modern Asian Studies.
2018. 'Flexible' caste boundaries: Cross-regional marriage as 'mixed' marriage in rural north India. Contemporary South Asia.
2011 with Devi Mohan, Taneesha. ‘Of Marriage and Migration: Bengali and Bihari Brides in a U.P. Village’. Indian Journal of Gender Studies 18 (3): 311-340.
‘Marriage, Love, Caste and Kinship Support: Lived Experiences of the Urban Poor in India’. Shalini Grover. In Sociology 47 (1). (February 2013)
‘Dowry: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice’. Emma Tomalin, Mangala Subramaniam and Tamsin Bradley (Eds.). In Indian Journal of Gender Studies 19 (1). (February 2012).
‘With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South India’. Gayatri Reddy. In Indian Journal of Gender Studies 17 (3). (September-December, 2010).