School of Social and Political Science

Neerja Pathak

Job Title

PhD Student

Research interests

Research interests

My doctoral research is a study of the first name changing practices of women post marriage in west India. In studying this practice, I am engaging in the gender power relations entrenched in this practice as well as unravelling the intertwining of religion, rituals, caste, bureaucracy, identity and patriarchy. I am especially interested in the affective landscape of this practice for the people involved. Name narratives embedded in life experiences and beliefs is the major method I employ in the project.